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31 Days of Challenges

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I’m so excited to kick off our 31 Days of Challenges unit today in Pocket Your Year!

Throughout the month of August, I’ll be sharing a challenge each day in the classroom.

Having a challenge every day is a fun way to motivate yourself to create more pocket scrapbooking spreads and to stretch yourself creatively. It also means tons of inspiration, with 31 exclusive challenge spreads and 15 process videos this month!

Pocket Your Year is a year long pocket scrapbooking course that began in January 2015, so if you join now you’ll be able to access months of self-paced content already at your fingertips (with more guided content to come in the coming months).

Participate in the challenges, and there may be even more than a year’s worth of content to enjoy! In addition to our 31 Days of Challenges, I’m challenging students to share 500 spreads collectively before the end of September. If we can do it, I’ll add a month of bonus content in January 2016.

Students, check today’s post in the classroom for details on how to participate.

Pocket Your Year 31 Days of Challenges | Challenge 1

Ready for a challenge? Join now and use the coupon code CHALLENGEADAY for $15 off now through August 3.

7 Tips for Title Cards

7 Tips for Pocket Scrapbooking Title Cards

I share a daily(ish) memory keeping tip on my Instagram under the hashtag #NNDailyTip, then collect them here so you can find them easily later! This time I’m sharing tips for adding dates to pocket scrapbooking spreads:

Add a little calendar and circle your date range for a title card! #nndailytip

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Work your date into the design of a sentiment card using letter stickers. #nndailytip

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What are your favorite tips for date cards?

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At 28 I…

At 28 I... | Birthday Check-In List

Yesterday was my birthday! I think birthdays are a great time to capture a bit of what someone’s life is like in the moment, so here’s a bit about me right now:

At 28 I…

  • …like very strong black coffee and need an extra espresso shot in lattes.
  • …have gotten a little (ahem) obsessed with comics.
  • …have mastered keeping my stress level low, even in heavy anxiety-inducing situations.
  • …feel constantly behind on everything.
  • …am figuring out parenting three.
  • …watch way less TV than I used to, but I’m still all about re-watching Game of Thrones when I’m editing photos and curling up with Jake to watch comedies in the evening (right now it’s Arrested Development–I need lighter things most of the time). I can’t wait until the start of the next season of Doctor Who.
  • …celebrate my life through memory keeping.
  • …love Harry Potter Lego video games.
  • …generally read about 7-10 books a month.
  • …take pictures almost every day.
  • …get emotional easily, so have to be careful about the kind of music I’m listening to.
  • …text with friends to stay sane / talk about grown up things throughout the day.
  • …have expanded from being just a cat lady to a hermit crab and betta fish lady too.
  • …have adjusted the sort of things I share online as a result of foster parenting.
  • …like to balance lazy family days at home with days packed full of family dinners / parties and big Kansas City events. I need 2/7 adventure and 5/7 boring.
  • …am so thankful for all of the support family and friends have shown me in the past year.
  • …could eat Mac Daddies from McCoy’s all the live long day.
  • …am in a love affair with my city.
  • …am trying to embrace that I can’t control the future.

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Document Your Job | Project Life 2015

Document Your Job | The Nerd Nest

This year, I’m making weekly pocket scrapbooking spreads in addition to other forms of memory keeping, like monthly spreads for Day in the Life and thematic pages. I include monthly breaks in my album for all of the extra documenting I like to include over and above weekly documenting. This is one of those extra pages.

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For all of the everyday documenting I do, I’m not wonderful at documenting my job. I think it’s because I generally start with photos when I’m memory keeping, and if I don’t take a screenshot of the work I’m doing or take a shot of myself working, there’s nothing to jog my memory when I’m sitting down to scrap later. I want to get a bit better at that, at the very least making sure I record the classes I teach and the friends I collaborate with.

Document Your Job | The Nerd Nest

Making a pocket page about teaching My Details with Kristin was a good place to start. Her visit was right before the workshop started, so I had a picture of us scrapbooking together. The page fit right in with the several I made about her visit.

I went with a pocket page for documenting this story, because I find it easier to focus on multiple aspects of a story on one page when I use pockets. Here, I wrote about how awesome it is to work with Kristin and how amazing it is to have students from all over the world join our class. I even included a stamp with a little pin for every country represented by students!

Every job is different, so how you approach documenting it will be different depending on the circumstances surrounding your work. For Jake’s job as a software engineer, I try to ask him to write a little bit about the bigger projects he’s working on and remind him to snap a few photos at conferences and events. He also takes photos of his coworkers at team get-togethers so he can remember the people he works with, because that changes as people get new promotions or join new teams. It’s nice to be able to track his career growth through these little bits of memory keeping through the years.

I tend to record some of the out-of-the-ordinary things I do for my job, but I forget to document the sorts of things I do habitually. I’m planning on making a few pages using my blog calendar and documenting online relationships with friends’ profile pictures. This part of my life is important to me, so I want to show that in my albums.

It’s not possible to take photos in every workplace, so you might want to try representative photos. Even jotting down little changes / how you are doing / how you are feeling about your job on a “This Week” catch all journaling card is a good way to go!

I’d love to hear about how you document your job. Don’t forget that job doesn’t necessarily mean something you get paid to do–your job might be housework or childcare or maintaining your health as a retiree.

Document Your Job | The Nerd Nest

If you are interested, My Details 2015 is available in a self-paced format. The workshop helps you to document yourself with over 20 in-depth prompts. There are 70+ exclusive projects in the course for inspiration!

Selected Supplies: Freckled Fawn Felt alphabet and painted wood chips from the Carnival Kit, cork globe stickers from the Wanderlust Kit, and vellum alphabet stickers // Neat and Tangled Oragami Map stamp // Hero Arts Pool to Navy and Pink to Red ombre ink pads // Momento Brilliance Platinum Planet ink pad // Staz On Highline 6×6 paper pad // Amy Tangerine Stitched Garden paper // Becky Higgins Project Life Design A page protectors and journaling pens.

Avoid Creative Burnout | Make Just to Make Something

Avoid Creative Burnout | The Nerd Nest

A version of this content originally appeared in an issue of Nerd Nest News in January 2015.

If you have made creativity part of your life, then burnout is bound to happen now and again. In fact, some of the things that help keep you creating on a regular basis, such as having ongoing projects or fitting creating into your habits and routine, can be the very things that bring about burnout.

You can’t be productive if you aren’t feeling it with your creative work. True, sometimes you need to push through, but to stay in love long term, sometimes you need to make just to make something.

You don’t want your creative work to become a chore. This week, take a bit of time to put everything you NEED to do on hold and make something just because you WANT to.

Avoid Creative Burnout | The Nerd Nest

This need to make just to make holds true especially for me (and maybe you) because creating is part of my job. My creative passion is integrated into my work. I always have a long list of things I need to create.

Usually I choose the things I make: I need to make paper crafting projects with the next Freckled Fawn Kit, for instance, but what I make with the kit is entirely up to me. I need to work on content for my workshop Pocket Your Year. We’re doing a Challenge a Day in the course for August, and everything I make for class is still memory keeping I’d want to make for myself. Often times having small limitations like these gives me ideas and helps me to be more creative, but other times wanting to avoid my to-do lists shuts me down entirely.

It’s the same for craft projects. Earlier this year, there were lots of little craft projects I wanted to work on, but because I’d resigned that all of my extra creative time should have gone into The Never-ending Room Makeover, sometimes I ended up making nothing at all because I didn’t want to do that big thing on my to-do list. This makes no sense: was it really better for me to play Lego Harry Potter than it was to make a Batgirl painting? Either way, I wasn’t working on that room. But if I’m making something, not knocking things off of my to-do list can feel like cheating. It feels like I’m wasting creative energy.

But this is not the way I should be viewing things. Making things just to make keeps me passionate, improves my skills, and can generally be useful for my job anyway, even if whatever I’m doing is not the next thing that needs to be accomplished on my list.

If I, and you, view making just to make as a necessary component to staying a creative person, then we can all remove some of that unnecessary guilt about making things that aren’t useful or at least aren’t the MOST useful.

Avoid Creative Burnout | The Nerd Nest

When I originally wrote this post for my newsletter, I was feeling the need to scrapbook, but I didn’t really want to edit and print photos, which is my least favorite part of the memory keeping process. So I decided to thumb through my box of unorganized photos and pick the first one that jumped out at me. I chose this photo of me (terribly) doing the backstroke my first summer on a swim team when I was 12 or so.

I have other photos I’d like to scrapbook, so I know that I can save the longer story for those pages. For this page, I decided I mostly wanted to play. I sifted through the embellishments in bowls on my desk and pulled out all of the packs with red and aqua pieces and did the same for the bowls with little free-floating bits. I added these embellishments on the page in a stair-step arrangement, situating the big pieces first and filling in the gaps with smaller things like enamel dots and tiny shape stickers.

This style is totally not what I usually go for, but it was dang fun. And afterwards I was ready to tackle the creative things on that to-do list.

What will you make just to make this week?

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7 Tips for Transparent Products

7 tips for using transparent products in scrapbooking | The Nerd Nest

I share a daily(ish) memory keeping tip on my Instagram under the hashtag #NNDailyTip, then collect them here so you can find them easily later! This time I’m sharing tips for transparent products:

Use transparent elements to add more white space to a grid layout. #nndailytip

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Transparent pages can act as dividers in mini books and can help you get in a bit more information! #nndailytip

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Use two transparencies stapled together to suspend memorabilia in between pages in an album. #nndailytip

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What are your favorite tips for translucent products?

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Pocket Scrapbooking 2015 | July 5-11

Stash bust by mixing several kits | The Nerd Nest

This year, I’m making weekly pocket scrapbooking spreads in addition to other forms of memory keeping, like monthly spreads for Day in the Life and thematic pages. I include monthly breaks in my album for all of the extra documenting I like to include over and above weekly documenting.

*Blurs are due to our foster baby.

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Stash bust by mixing several kits | The Nerd Nest

Product-wise, this spread is all about stash busting. I have little bits left from kits I’ve subscribed to over the years, and I am trying to start with those cards first. Mixing up kits can be a little tricky. While I usually use multiple kits on spreads, I usually also have several cards from each kit to work with. What I have left from older kits are usually loner cards.

For this spread, my solution was to use cards with solid colored backgrounds in 3×4 spots to establish my color scheme. I chose red, yellow, and blue, as they were the prominent colors in my photos, and added in green as a way to break away from the primary colors. Plus, that “Little Sprout” card is great for all of the garden photos. I then used patterned papers and embellishments in the 4×6 spots that would bring the 3×4 card colors together.

Stash bust by mixing several kits | The Nerd Nest

Going on here: Visit to the comic book store and a walk to other shops in our district, making play dough and friendship bracelets, reading while cat snuggling, building Legos, dinner with my mom, the ever evolving bookshelf superhero battle, and a fun Sunday outing to the Lego Store, Fritz’s for lunch (they deliver your food by model train!), and Science City.

Tip: I really loved the orange, yellow, and pink pinwheel pattern, but it was 4×4. I decided to cut it in half and tape it on either side of a 4×4 photo to fill a 4×6 spot, creating the illusion of a 4×6 patterned paper. This is a great way to stretch your supplies.

Tip: To make embossed words stand out, lightly brush an ink pad over them, as I did with this embossed “little moments” card.

Stash bust by mixing several kits | The Nerd Nest

Going on here: Playing outside, doing a lot of yard work (I was COVERED in mud), picking blackberries, flowers that grow along our fence, Eliza and Jake flying his quad copter, and a bit about the bad weather / tornado warnings we had.

Tip: I never have enough 4×6 journaling cards, so I make my own by adding white cardstock onto patterned paper.

Stash bust by mixing several kits | The Nerd Nest

There’s a little blurb on the “Keep on Keepin On” card about some tough things going on around here lately. Don’t be afraid to mix the hard things with the happy things together. Documenting the good things in my life really helps me to keep my spirits up when other aspects get difficult (so my memory keeping is generally heavily skewed toward the good stuff), but I still want a realistic account of what’s going on, so I make sure to include both, even if it’s just a “this week was really hard emotionally”.

Stash bust by mixing several kits | The Nerd Nest

Selected Supplies: 7 Paper Amelia patterned paper from rukristin’s Find Your Voice Paper Add-On Kit // Ali Edward’s Little Things and Go Story Kits // Studio Calico stickers and cards from past Project Life kits // Becky Higgins Project Life Design A page protectors and journaling pens // Color Cast Designs wood chip from Summer Love set // Freckled Fawn label sticker // Amy Tangerine die cut // Kelly Purkey flair from the Summertime kit / Prima ink.

Eliza’s Fresh Style | Scrapbook Layout

Eliza's Fresh Style | Megan Anderson for Freckled Fawn

I absolutely love watching Eliza’s personality and identity develop as she gets older, and one of the ways she is expressing herself right now is with her sense of style. I capture the kinds of clothes she chooses to wear often when she’s not in school uniform (lots of sparkly skirts + t-shirts + boots) and this page focuses on a hairstyle change.

This haircut was a big deal, because she’d been wanting to grow it out so she could donate it to Locks of Love. Brushing her hair was always a big battle and it wasn’t growing fast enough. She finally decided to get a more maintainable cut. She’ll try growing her hair out again when she’s a bit older.

Eliza's Fresh Style | Megan Anderson for Freckled Fawn

For me, making sure Eliza is comfortable when I’m telling her stories and taking pictures of her is key as she gets older. I ask to take her photo*, tell her why I want to take it, and have her approve photos afterwards. I’m respectful with stories: I want to share the good as well as the bad, but I don’t make fun of her or go into an invasive level of detail. Finding this balance is different with every family and every kid, and I’m sure it’ll change as Eliza grows, but I’m happy that she’s on board with this memory keeping thing for now. She’s starting to get into it too: she has an old phone with no service from a family member, and on it you’ll find dozens of selfies and a hundred photos of the baby.

*Though I don’t ask to take her photo if I’m getting an action shot, I still ask for approval later.

Eliza's Fresh Style | Megan Anderson for Freckled Fawn

I wanted the photos of Eliza to shine on this page, so I chose a simple design. I included a little Freckled Fawn bow as a nod to the big bows she’s been wearing in her hair and chose papers that brought together the two different colors of shirts she’s wearing in the photos.

Eliza's Fresh Style | Megan Anderson for Freckled Fawn

I love this kid so much and am thankful she is cool with me documenting how awesome she is as she grows.

Selected Supplies: Freckled Fawn Carnival kit and Lili Alphabet Stamp // Basic Grey paper // Hero Arts ombre Pink to Red ink // Kelly Purkey Summertime Kit // American Crafts journaling pen.

April Reads

April Reads | The Nerd Nest

In April I read A LOT, partially because reading calms me when I’m stressed and partially because I had extra reading time during our foster baby’s weekly visitation. This month’s books were heavily sci fi and fantasy. I also read a ton of comics, a YA novel, and a bit of crime.

(Also, Jonas gave me “tattoos” right before these photos were taken.)

April Reads | The Nerd Nest

Here are the books I read in April:

Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (1990) by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

The apocalypse is coming! Like, now. It’s up to an angel and a demon to work together to stop it…because they aren’t quite ready to give up their earthly lifestyles.

In April, I was the guest host of NovelTea Book Club and this was the pick for the group. After the sad news of the death of author Terry Pratchett, we wanted to read one of his books in commemoration. It’s not surprising that this was the pick for the month given the club’s collective Gaimon love.

I really enjoyed this book and coming up with discussion questions for the group was fun, but I would have liked it a lot more if I hadn’t stretched reading it over the month. It was a little repetitive as it built to the climax, but I don’t think it would have bothered me if I’d read it in my usual three day spurt. But stretching it out, it dragged. Still, I loved the humorous look at Christian mythology, especially its look at the sometimes ludicrous line between what is considered good or evil.

The Godfather (1969) and The Sicilian (1984) by Mario Puzo

The Godfather is a crime family saga, showing the inner-workings of the powerful mafia Corleone family, their influences, and their mob wars with other families in New York.

The sequel The Sicilian takes place in Sicily, Italy, and shows the life of Michael Corleone during his exile. However, the novel mostly focuses on the life of bandit Giuliano and his dealings with Sicily’s corruption.

I thought that these books were captivating. The characters were detailed, the twists in the plot fascinating, and the detail of the inner workings of a crime family completely believable. Though I understand that this is a crime novel and most of the characters complete horrifying and despicable acts of violence, the violence against women in these books still deeply bothered me: wives and girlfriends were beaten to be “kept in line” and it was hard for me to stomach.

Now I’m ready to see the classic film for the first time.

Dune Messiah (1969) by Frank Herbert

This sequel to the classic science fiction novel Dune shows the aftermath of Muad’Dib’s jihad, the wars that allowed him to conquer the known universe.

Though I wasn’t completely enamored with Dune, I was curious about what happened and decided to continue reading the series. The series is actually complicated, with novels that take place chronologically in-between the original series and additional novels written by the author’s son. I decided to just stick with the original trilogy.

Like the original, I thought the world building and concept was really interesting, but didn’t find much connection to the characters. I don’t like the writing style. The series has far too much telling rather than showing and little in the way of action scenes. Not my favorite, but once I start something I tend to follow through, so you’ll be seeing a similar description of the next book in the May Reads post.

The Gunslinger: The Dark Tower, Volume 1 (1982) by Stephen King

In the first book of The Dark Tower series, Roland, the last Gunslinger, begins his journey through the wastelands of his world to pursue the mysterious man in black.

I decided to start up with this series because I remember really liking it when I started reading it at age 11 or so. At this age, Stephen King was my favorite author and I read everything of his that I could get my hands on. I never finished the series because all of the books weren’t available at my local library when I was younger, so I’m looking forward to seeing what happens.

I didn’t like this book all that much. I had trouble focusing on it, though I’m not sure if it was really the book or if I was distracted because of what was going on in my life at the time. The things that I remember liking about the series didn’t occur in this book, so I’m hoping I’ll enjoy it more with the following books.

The Stepford Wives (1972) by Ira Levin

Joanna and her family move to the idyllic suburban community Stepford, but Joanna doesn’t fit in with her passion for her photography career and her feminist views. The women in the community are obsessed with waxing their floors in perfect dress and make-up, and the men spend all of their spare time together in a men’s club…where something sinister is going on.

This was a quick read. I’ve seen the movie adaptation, so I knew the ending, but I enjoyed it even though that removed the suspense. It’s great satire about the push-back to the Women’s Movement, showing how ridiculous (and terrifying) expectations for women were.

My edition has a forward from Chuck Palahniuk that made me want to write some hate mail.

An Abundance of Katherines (2006) by John Green

Colin Singleton has been dumped 19 times by girls named Katherine. This anagram loving child prodigy needs to get over Katherine #19 and is hoping a road trip with his best friend and a dump-predicting Theorem will do the trick.

I thought that the premise of the book was really annoying, as was the protagonist’s Katherines obsession, but the characters were quirky and interesting and the message in the end was pretty fantastic.

The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 2 (2012) by Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, and Cliff Rathburn

The world is overrun by zombies, but the people are just as dangerous in this post-apocalyptic horror graphic novel.

After re-reading the first Compendium in March, I was excited to start on this compendium, which was mostly new to me. I love how unpredictable the story is and though the zombies are interesting, I’m really into it because of the look into human psychology–all of the terrible and wonderful things people do when society falls apart and there are limited resources and no hope of safety.

For those of you who are fans of the television show, the show and the comics differ just enough to keep you surprised, but many of the characters and major settings are the same.

I’m so ready for Compendium 3 this fall!

Ms. Marvel Volume 1: No Normal (2014) by G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona

When teenage superhero fangirl Kamala Khan gets powers of her own, she struggles to become a hero herself under the rules of her loving, but strict Pakistani-American Muslim parents.

I decided to start up Ms. Marvel because I’ve loved Captain Marvel so much and I’ve heard nothing but raving reviews of this series. And I absolutely loved it. This is by far my favorite origin story of any I’ve read. Kamala is adorable and the way she deals with learning about her newfound powers is realistic. Her search for her identity is powerful. I can’t rave enough, really.

It’s also nice to read authentic millennial speak, because I rarely see that anywhere off-Internet. And hooray for diversity in comics!

I read A LOT of comics in April. Here are the rest:

April Reads | The Nerd Nest

Have you read any of these books? What did you think? Make sure to put a big SPOILERS warning in your comment to warn others if you have ‘em.

Reading anything good lately?

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Current Projects – DIY Play Dough, Beach Painting, Badge Magnets, and Friendship Bracelets

Current Projects

Lately I haven’t had a ton of extra time for projects, but I still sneak in small bits of crafting where I can. I’m always on the lookout for fun things I can do with supplies I already have or projects I can do with my kids. These four projects fit the bill!

Here are a few of the things that I’ve been making lately:

DIY Play Doh | The Nerd Nest

Jonas got out our big tub of Play Doh yesterday and most of it was dried out beyond usability. After a quick Google search, I realized that we had everything we needed to make our own at home. Play time saved! This tutorial from instructibles resulted in some fantastic play dough. Jonas and Eliza love cooking, so they were almost as excited about dumping the ingredients in the pot and stirring it as they were about playing with the actual finished result.

DIY play dough | The Nerd Nest

Dying the dough different colors was definitely the kids’ favorite part. We used a box of regular food dye and a box of neon food dye to get a pretty range of colors, even trying our hand at mixing a few and testing how different amounts of dye changed the color.

Now to make fun little sculptures with it!

Beach Painting | The Nerd Nest

This next project isn’t exactly recent. When we first received the hermit crabs and betta fish in March, the kids and I decided to make some paintings for them so we could spruce up their habitats. The kids made some great paintings, but I was iffy about mine. I set it aside for a few months, feeling like it wasn’t done and thinking about painting a palm tree shadow on the beach. I’ve finally decided to leave it alone, though (mostly because Eliza loves it the way it is), so I’ll call this tiny little project done.

Eliza and Jonas Painting | The Nerd Nest

Painting for crabs | The Nerd Nest

Paintings for fish | The Nerd Nest

My painting hides a few of the cords from the fish tank and the fish food, Jonas’s adds a pop of color above the tank, and Eliza’s act as a backdrop for the fish and company for the crabs. My bathroom has been more exciting since March, that’s for sure.

Use Loot Crate badges as magnets | The Nerd Nest

We’ve been getting and loving the monthly nerdy subscription box Loot Crate* for almost a year now. Each month, the crates come with a little badge showing the month’s theme. I tend to lose badges when I pin them onto things, so I thought the little collection would be more useful as magnets.

*Referral link. If you decide you want Loot Crate too, that link helps me to earn a little more towards future loot!

Remove badge backing to make a magnet | The Nerd Nest

Glue magnets on the back of badges | The Nerd Nest

Loot Crate badge magnets | The Nerd Nest

This project is quick and easy–just snap off the pin mechanism on back, hammer the back flat if needed, and glue a magnet on with super strong glue. (I like super strong E-6000 adhesive, but I make sure to wear a face mask and use it in a well ventilated area, as the fumes can be harmful). Now our nerdy stuff is being held up by nerdy stuff and that’s just awesome.

First heart friendship bracelet attempt | The Nerd Nest

Heart Friendship Braclet | The Nerd Nest

I made plenty of friendship bracelets as a kid and really enjoyed it. I inherited a giant bag of embroidery floss just waiting to be used, so this heart friendship bracelet tutorial looked like a fun way to step up my game from childhood. It took me a while to get the hang of it–I kind of botched my first try. But after that, this turned out to be a therapeutic while-watching-TV craft.

Jonas loves his braclet | The Nerd Nest

Making friendship braclets with Eliza | The Nerd Nest

Jonas loves his (I’m still going to need to add a clasp to it so he can take it on and off. It is knotted loosely for now.) Eliza likes making them with me. She learned a different type at school, so this week we’re planning on swapping bracelet designs and teaching each other.

Though the bigger projects I’m working on seem to be moving along at a snail’s pace, it is nice to get in a few small projects for creative release and a feeling of accomplishment! What have you been making?


This year it’s my goal to complete 52 Projects. Projects can be art, crafts, home improvement, tech, gardening, or whatever else my brain might venture into. They might be collaborative or independent. The point is to MAKE. I’m numbering in the order these projects are shared.

This is project 12-15 of 52! Check out the other projects: 1: Class Quilt / 2: Valentines with Eliza / 3: Crabitat / 4-7: Refinishing Our Hardwood Floors + Other Room Updates / 8: April Gardening / 9: Handprint and Footprint Butterfly Pots / 10: Ornate Frame with Clipped Photos / 11: May Gardening.