Saturday, January 7, 2012
New Year's Craft-olution
With the start of this new year, I am really looking forward to trying some new things. I've always loved doing crafts, sewing, baking, and trying new and different types of projects. This year, I've been inspired to try something new each month, in addition to the little projects I'm just doing for the house or for fun.
What inspired me? Actually two things. First, Pinterest. Yes, it is a serious addiction. My husband jokingly (I think) suggested starting a support group for the husbands of women who have fallen victim to this website. I am one. I love the ideas and inspiration I find there! Recipes, craft projects, design ideas, kids activities. Ahhh... If you're on Pinterest, feel free to check out what I've been pinning lately. I have so many things in my list of things I want to work on, I probably will never get them done!
The second thing that inspired me in a round-about way was my sister. She has a blog that she just started, where she is committing herself to blog once a week. She has a "January project" for each year, which she wrote about back in November, and it seems like a good idea. So my New Year's Resolution, or January Project as she calls them, is to try a new craft project each month. (You can check out her blog here.)
I've got a list of things I'd like to try. Card making, amigurumi, quilling, faux stained glass, jewelry making, just to name a few. I'm off to a good start. I've made a bunch of thank you cards for Christmas presents. I'll be posting about them in the next couple of days.
A friend of mine is thinking about starting a crafting co-op. It was somewhat inspired by a cooking co-op we're involved in. Basically a group of 12 women would commit to each hosting a gathering once during the year. When it is your turn to host, you plan a craft, provide the supplies, and teach the other members how to do it. Everyone then goes home with a new project. Right now it's still in the planning stages, but if it gets off the ground, I'll be sure to post some about the projects we are doing there!
Happy New Year and Happy Crafting!!