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73 Questions With The Craft Room and Beyond

I’ve happened across a couple of blog posts sharing this tag; based on Vogue’s 73 Questions with… series. I thought it would be fun to work my way through! I have tried to keep my answers short as there are so many, and have interspersed some images to keep it from being a huge wall of text!

73 Questions with The Craft Room and Beyond

So, read on to find out a little about me; from the obvious, not to mention the more obscure! (Honestly who came up with these questions?!)

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Little Updates – A-Z Challenge 2021

An interesting one for L; which in fairness, was sort-of my plan for all the titles in this years A-Z Challenge series. I talk about how I started blogging, and eventually changed up how I post, from constant small projects, to the inclusion of bigger ideas with little updates. Whether they are long term craft projects; life in general, or other nonsensical ramblings!

A-Z Challenge 2021

This year my A-Z Challenge theme is: The Craft Room and Beyond – A Retrospective. A look back at previous content and basically a chance to share and revisit some things from the archive. As well as exploring things that haven’t made it to the blog yet! As I have said before; if you see something that piques your interest that I don’t link to; certainly seek out the search bar, or get in touch!

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Ideas Plans and Goals – A-Z Challenge 2021

It’s interesting when it comes to blogging; as to how much I post when it comes to sharing ideas, goals and plans. I don’t tend to share a lot of plans ahead of time; largely because I don’t work to any sort of major plan! I have a couple of projects I tend to line up for the year; but other than that, it’s what I decide to do, fairly openly here on the blog!

A-Z Challenge 2021

This year my A-Z Challenge theme is: The Craft Room and Beyond – A Retrospective. A look back at previous content and basically a chance to share and revisit some things from the archive. As I have said before; if you see something that piques your interest that I don’t link to; certainly seek out the search bar, or get in touch!

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Theme Reveal – A-Z Challenge 2021

This seems quite early, but I have plans to work on seasonal content for the rest of March; so I thought I’d get this out of the way! My A-Z Challenge 2021 Theme Reveal!

A-Z Challenge 2021

I wanted to do something a little different this year, as opposed to choosing a project to work on. In the last year; I have done a LOT of content editing, and organising here on The Craft Room and Beyond. In the process I have gained new followers, as well as losing some. So my theme for 2021…

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Happy New Year – Hello 2021!

Happy New Year! So, here we are, the beginning of a new year, a fresh start, a new page etc etc! I’m sure I’m not the only one typing “Hello 2021” with a little more hope than previous years!

Happy New Year from The Craft Room and Beyond

I’m not going to be all “New Year – New Me”, because it’s not my style. I don’t even have a huge amount of “goals” but I thought I’d take a little bit of time to share some of what you can expect here on The Craft Room and Beyond this year!

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Hello 2020!

It’s here, the beginning! A whole new look! Hello!

Welcome to The Craft Room and Beyond!

This is actually pretty daunting. Why did I start the blog over again? Ah yes, a fresh start, a new beginning… And with that in mind, before anything else…

Hello 2020! Happy New Year from The Craft Room and Beyond

It is (in my opinion) a terrible cliche, when everyone starts spouting all the “New Year, new me!” stuff. I am afraid, that as much as it is indeed a new year; as well as a new look blog, I am not planning on becoming a whole new me! I do however have a few things I would like to achieve in the next year.

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The First Skip to the End Podcast Event – #Skipfest 2019

I’m going to begin this post with a disclaimer,

this will not be a standard event review.

I’m a huge fan of Skip to the End, and have been for so long, that I can’t quite pinpoint when I started listening! so much so that here in 2019 my annual Movie Challenge here on the blog is based on just one of many features on the podcast. STTESo who/what is Skip to the End? There’s something refreshingly different about this particular movie podcast (and I’ve listened to a fair few over the last few years) and it’s of no surprise to me that Skip to the End, and hosts Mark, Ben and Gemma, have managed to produce something more than just a fun fortnightly movie pod, with listeners exceeding 10.8 million . It’s a twice monthly riot, of in-jokes, laugh out loud moments, genuine friendship, and of course reviews, games, recommendations and more! All this and the fact is clear to all listeners, they are three friends, passionate about films (some rather questionable!) Spending time talking about what they love. It’s an honest, uncensored podcast, that doesn’t care for a cliched critical outlook. And with this attitude, they have brought together people from all over the place, and in doing so created a pocket fandom, complete with fan-nickname: The SkipFam.

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Things to Come – A Catch Up Post

This is a little bit of a catch up, and refresher post really, as I usually just share what I’m up to. I intend to keep doing so, though in the interest of readership, there are certain things that I felt were getting fairly repetitive, so after a little summer break, as I realised I’d gone a  year without any major time off from blogging, so I had a little break recently, and thought I’d take the opportunity for a bit of a catch up, and a refresh!

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I’ve tried in the past to find out what people wanted, though it’s a tough thing to get feedback for, (though as ever, feel free to get in touch in comments or on social media, if there are things you’d like to see more [or less] of!) as well as what I want, and taking into account working part time as well as having the blog.

What I’ve been doing:

Mostly working!! I know, it’s so exciting! I’ve been doing some knitting here and there, but I’ve mostly been chilling, not worrying about completing any projects, and enjoying the summer, days out, spending time relaxing… And watching almost half of the movies on the Movie Challenge list!

We’ve also watched a fair bit of “TV” (I don’t have terrestrial TV, everything I watch is streamed) so we caught up on Jessica Jones, The Boys, and watched Firefly again! We’ve been going to the cinema here and there, and of course car shows, and local events recently which you can find in my last couple of posts.

Coming Up:

  • Days out! (Of course, lots planned as usual!)
  • Crafting! I haven’t done as much lately as I’d like, but I will be sharing soon.
  • We’ve booked a holiday! So I shall be sharing that too, but in November, so there’s a while to go! (If anyone is interested in any content around this, such as packing, booking process, plans, tips etc for this or past holidays let me know.)
  • Events. A couple of things lined up, I am excited to share with you!
  • General content, I love sharing more generalised content, and plan on doing some more chilled posts, rounding up what we’ve been up to, or what is happening.
  • NEW weekly, what I’m working on short posts, I’m hoping this has the side effect of keeping me motivated to do more crafting too!

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Social Media:

I’m loving sharing days out, and events, though as we often revisit the same places, I will only share a singular post, and just mention follow ups on the blog from now on, unless there’s something significant going on. If you’d like to know more about what I’m up to though, I have decided to be more active on Instagram in that sense, so do give me a follow, and I’ll endeavour to share more of what’s going on in stories and my feed, I want to treat is as a sort-of scaled down version of the blog, where I’ll share things I’m doing craft wise, and any days out or events as they happen!

I’m also still on Twitter, but that’s definitely where I’m most casual, while I share new posts, and goings on, it’s a lot more relaxed, and I love having a good chat! I also still host #CraftBlogClub on Tuesdays, which I really enjoy!

Thanks for bearing with me!! I’m hoping to be back to 2/3 posts a week from now on!

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Some previous posts you might enjoy:

Paulos Circus Project Garden Aston Martin DB4, Mustang, Chevrolet Chevelle, Cobra and other cars at the Marie Curie Country and Classic car show at Tregrehan Cornwall 2019