Sunday, March 29, 2020

30 Chic Days at Home - Day 10 - Create Something

Image: Rebecca Grant, Unsplash

I don't know if there is a bigger fan of 'making things' than me.  Well, I'm sure there are, but I'll be right up there definitely.  Mum always told us when we were growing up that 'bored people are boring' so we'd stop bugging her when we were 'bored', and find our own entertainment.  She did us well with that advice!

There are endless things you can create around the home when you have time on your hands, or even if you don't have that much extra time with working from home and homeschooling, making something takes you into a meditative space.  Even a small amount of time each day will bring benefits to your wellbeing and it's nice to intersperse telly watching with something that makes you feel like you've achieved something.

Depending on what kinds of supplies you already have at home you could:

  • Start writing your book
  • Knit a garment
  • Sew something
  • Do cross-stitch
  • Bake cookies or bread
  • Use craft kits you have stashed away
  • Complete a jigsaw puzzle
  • Take cuttings from your garden and plant them in bare spots (I have this planned for my geraniums)
  • Colour in, paint or draw
I remember dad buying my sister and me balsa wood and tissue paper airplane kits when were young, maybe 10-12.  I loved making mine.  It was very satisfying to follow the instructions and create a model airplane.  I don't think my brother got one because he was quite a bit younger, but my sister and I rocked our craft kits!

And can I just nag, I mean gently encourage, you a bit on the first point - to start writing your book.  I know there are tons of you keen to do this (but haven't started yet), because over the years I've had many emails about this wish.  There has never been a better time to write your book.  If you need some inspiration and motivation, please join my free email class on being an author.  There are action steps and tips over the course of three weeks - a new email every few days.  Perhaps that would spur you on?

You can join that email course here: 

Please share what you are creating at your house.  I'm busy with my writing and may well bake some gluten-free cookies over the next few days.  I don't have a favourite recipe as I rarely bake, so I'll just google something when I'm in the mood. I have gluten-free flour, butter, sugar and some dark chocolate to chop into slivers, so I should be right, hopefully!

Keep busy and keep safe, everyone!
xx Fiona


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  1. I have brought out my sewing machine and my knitting during this pandemic. It certainly is soothing in stressful times to feel productive and creative.

  2. I sewed a snazzy new skirt for my bathroom sink! And I made of batch of black bean brownies yesterday with Swerve brown sugar. Also, I finished writing a song for a friend's upcoming drama presentation (which will probably be cancelled) and learned GarageBand to record and send it to her. I'm feeling productive and creative, alternatively with restless and bored. Thanks for the encouragement to write, Fiona. I have a lifetime worth of journals letters, but no topic for a book although I'd love to be that person. My friend's daughter just made it home from New Zealand yesterday on the last day that NZ Air was flying. She was loving it and so sad to leave early from a working holiday but being home is better right now. xo karen

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  4. I'm working on a new writing project and continuing with my french lessons. Stay safe! Xx


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