52 Weeks of Literary Crafts

Okay, so…confession time. I’m totally obsessed with those 365 days or 52 weeks challenges. They’re a ton of fun, and best of all they really force you to keep a schedule and work harder at being creative. So I asked myself, how can I make a 52 weeks challenge for myself involving books? Obviously I could challenge myself to read more…but I really don’t want to add any pressure to my reading. More pressure than I’ve already put on myself, that is
Next I thought about all the crafts I like working on, and I realized it really wasn’t that big of a leap to go and try to stretch that out into a literary craft a week. In fact, it might be downright fun! Especially since I’m usually working on something anyway.

My official challenge for myself is as stands: Every week I will post a new craft I worked on. It has to fit a literary theme. I can use patterns (for knitting) and tutorials if I feel so inclined. The point really, is to see how many clever literary crafts are out there, and just how many I can make. Filling my house up with literary objects is just a bonus.
I will share as many details about each project as possible; from the basic materials I got, to linking to the tutorial or pattern I used. I promise that I’ll give full credit to any ideas or tutorials/patterns that were used.
Fair warning here; a lot of my crafts are going to be Harry Potter themed (the house colors make for a lot of potential and can be applied to so many different mediums). Likewise a lot of my projects will be knitted. I knit to relax, so it’s only natural for me to blend these two together.

If you have any ideas or suggestions for a literary project, please feel free to reach out! It could just be a stray thought, or a fully-fledged tutorial. Either way I promise you I won’t complain.

Side note for sake of honesty: some of these projects will end up being gifts (the holidays are coming) and thus I won’t be sharing all of my projects in the order made. I don’t want to spoil the surprise for any gifts, so updates on those projects will be held until the item has safety been gifted.

 

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About Liz (AKA Cat)

I am an avid animal lover, photographer, graphic designer, and much more. I love to create art, and am willing to try any artistic technique at least once. I am particularly fond of artworks involving a lot of emotion and color. The purpose of my blog is for me to be open and honest with myself and the world about my attempts to grow as an artist. My other major passion is reading. My TBR pile is larger than I'll ever be able to read, and yet I can't resist adding to it on a nearly daily basis. I love to read science fiction & fantasy, graphic novels, and pretty much anything I can get my hands on. I have a couple of blogs, as you can see. One is primarily my photography, while the other are my book reviews. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out!
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