Did you know that March is National Craft Month? Well, it is! Just ask the Craft & Hobby Association!
Even though March is nearly over, there’s still plenty of time to celebrate! We’ve got some tips:
- Dive back in – Is there a crafting medium you used to enjoy but you haven’t done it in a while? Dive back in, just for the fun of it! For instance, when I was a kid I used to love pinning strands of embroidery floss to my jeans legs and whipping up friendship bracelet for myself and all my besties. Maybe this month is the perfect time to grab some new floss and teach my daughter how to make those bracelets!
- Go on, do it! – Sometimes I get tempted to start an all-new crafting medium. Most days, it’s enough for me to sew/quilt/spin/knit/crochet/bake. But sometimes I get tempted to try weaving, or quilling, or tatting, or or or … Right?!? The way I see it, National Craft Month is like a giganto permission slip to just go ahead and jump on board that crazy train and learn something new! Whole big bunch of new supplies, here I come …
- Take a class – In case you’ve been hiding under a rug, Craftsy is this site with a ton of awesome crafting classes (over 700, wowza). I’ve taken a handful and I always enjoy them – the quality is top-shelf and the content is both accessible and comprehensive. Check out their selections and pick one out – there’s no better time to learn! Remember, they’ve got a bunch of free craft classes, too.
- Finish those WIPs – I’m not sure if this is a term in the rest of the crafting world, but in knitting and crocheting we often refer to WIPs – Works In Progress. Most of the time I like to keep mine under control, which for me means I’ve got one project in my purse (for knitting on the go) and up to two projects at home. Sometimes projects get out of control, though, or I start too many and then get bored of some of them. March is a great time to finish the ones I plan to actually complete and to frog (unravel, for those uninitiated) the ones I don’t plan to finish.
- Share your knowledge – Why not post a tutorial on your blog this month for a craft that you know how to make? It’s National Craft Month – share the love and show what you know by educating others in a crafting medium that’s near and dear to your heart.
As for me, I hope to spend the rest of this month working on the following projects:
- a knitted sweater
- a quilt WIP
- fixing my daughter’s dress for her First Communion
- making headbands for a friend who is expecting a baby girl
What about you – what will you do to celebrate?