100 Days of Making

The 100 Day Project start date is coming up (April 3rd!!!) and I’m excited to share with you what I’m going to be work on for 100 days. I’m going to be doing 100 Days of Making! If you don’t know about The 100 Day Project, it was started by Elle Luna, an artist, and the goal of the project is to do something, usually creative, for 100 days. It has a start and end date, so you are completing the challenge with so many people all over the world. It’s fun to follow along and see everyone working on their projects.

I did this two years ago with my #100daysofscrapbookingtips. I couldn’t come up with anything last year, so I didn’t participate.

But I really wanted to get into this year! This time around I’m going to be doing 100 Days of Making. I have some many projects that need to be finished and so many new ones that I want to try. I’m doing 100 days of “making” vs. “crafts” because some of the things I want to get completed are larger house projects and I didn’t feel like “crafts” included all the types of projects I want to complete.

Here are my rules/goals for the project:

  1. complete one project (or complete part of a project) every day for 100 days
  2. document daily projects through a hashtag (#100daysoflauramaking)
  3. post project list to this page

I want to explain my rules a little. I want to try to complete one project every single day. However, I know that won’t be possible for certain materials. For example, I want to learn how to crochet and make this blanket. But there is no way I would be able to learn how to crochet and create a whole blanket in a day. So I’m going to count one completed granny square as a project. Once the 100 days are finished I will go back and finish the entire blanket. Same with a quilt, but I’m going to try to making a completed quilt top in a day, but leave the quilting and binding for after my 100 days. I want to be realistic about what I can complete in a day, but also make sure I’m challenging myself.

Also, I will be prepping materials when I have time. Like ordering supplies ahead of time, printing photos for scrapbook layouts in advance, and precutting fabric. I’m going to have to complete all of these projects while still working, keeping up with the house cleaning, and other daily life tasks, so I want to set myself up for success by doing the prep work ahead of time.

I’ve been creating a Google sheet with a list of all the projects I want to try and links to the original tutorials so I can easy go back and find them easily. Here are some example of project I want to try from other blogs: script art, gym bag, personalize welcome mat. There are so many projects that other blogs have posted about and that I’ve pinned on Pinterest that I’ve never made time for. These 100 days are going to be all about trying new things, creating daily, getting messy with projects, using up supplies I’ve been hanging on to, and growing my creativity. I’m also planning on working on original projects too. Like scrapbook layouts, a bookshelf for the craft room, an amp cover for Grant, and many others.

Since a lot of the projects I want to complete are from other blogs, I won’t be sharing the full tutorials here. I will be keeping track of the projects and linking to the original blog post on this page. Check back to that page often to see the growing list of projects and links to see the tutorial. Of course, if it’s an original project I will be sharing the tutorials in a blog posts here.

I’m so excited about this project! I’ve been wanting to do something like this for a while because I feel like I have so much to finish before I can make room for new projects. I’m hoping to complete a lot of the projects I have started or purchased the supplies for and never started. And I’m hoping it will help me grow my creativity and experiment with new materials and techniques. Let me know if you have any questions in the comments!

Are you doing the 100 Day Project? I’d love to hear about what you are going to be doing! Let me know in the comments or send me an email! xo. Laura

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4 thoughts on “100 Days of Making

  1. I honestly didn’t know what this 100 project was so thank you for sharing! I think I’m in! I would love to catch up on my project life and organizing my craft room! Cant wait to see your journey with this!

    1. Hi Jossie!

      I’m so glad this was helpful! I can’t wait to see what you do with the project. Working on Project Life is a great goal!

      – Laura

    1. Don’t worry! I’m going to be writing about failure soon! I technically “failed” at this project. I’ll share my story soon!

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