learning new crafts

It’s time to celebrate! (Join me!)

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celebrate

We are six months in, ladies and gents, and that means it’s time to celebrate!

When I started my project to learn a new craft every month, I didn’t think my little blog would get to this point. Part of me thought I would have given up, and part of me feared I’d get scoffed at by ‘serious’ crafters. And hey, sometimes I have! But through six months and six crafts, several thousand readers have found this blog and spurred me on just as much as the satisfaction of learning new crafts.

Your comments, shares, likes, and encouraging emails have pushed me to keep going. I’ve talked about how important validation is for crafters before, so to say thanks I have a week-long celebration. I’ll be sharing a tutorial related to each craft I’ve learnt so far, one each day.

The party will end with a yummy giveaway full of crafty bits and handmade goods. Details will be posted on June 28th so keep an eye out.

Tomorrow starts the tutorial marathon, with crochet!

Adventures in Stamping

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stamping

Sometimes when I mention my ‘craft a month’ project, the response isn’t the usual, ‘Wow, that sounds pretty cool. What are you learning now?’

A couple times the response has been confused.

‘Haven’t you found a craft you like yet? What’s the point?’

Or sometimes someone feels insulted. ‘I’ve been working in _____ for years and I’m still learning.’

5 reasons to learn a new craft in 2013

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learnanewcraft

Like I said in my introductory post, 2013 is going to be a crafty, hands-on sort of year for me. Each month I’m going to tackle a new craft form, learn the basics, and start a new project. This month I’m learning crochet!

But why? What’s the point?

It’ll be fun, of course, and a little bit frustrating. But what I really want to achieve here is growth. If you’re up to trying a new craft, you can grow, too.

You can combine crafts into something new.

There’s only so much you can sew, embroider, knit, crochet, carve, mold, what have you. But what happens when you combine two of more of those techniques?