Wednesday, January 19, 2011

My 30-Day Craft CHALLENGE!

The sun is finally out, and it's giving me all sorts of energy.  I have an announcement to make, and I need you all to hold me accountable.  

Last week, I sat down and made a list of all of the things I want to make - not just for my Etsy shop or customers, but also for my house, and just to learn new techniques.  The list was oh so overwhelming to say the least.  So, last night it hit me.  What if I challenge myself to make one NEW thing every day?  Reporting it here will hold me accountable, and I can be super productive and break it down one project at a time.  For instance, you all saw my craft desk - did you happen to notice the sewing machine in the corner?  

Yeah, that's the one....
Well, it's never been used.  I, in fact, haven't used a sewing machine since 7th grade Home Ec class, and it kind of scares me a little.  But, I WILL take a sewing class this month and use that thing if it kills me.  

So, here it goes.  30 days of crafts...wish me luck!!  

Here's my first complete project.  I have been wanting to design kids calling cards for awhile.  As a parent, I feel so bad when Addison comes home and asks to play with a friend that I wouldn't know their parents from my long lost relatives.  So, if she hands out some cards to her friends with my contact info on them - their moms can get in touch with me to set up a play date!

The color didn't come out quite as rich as I had wanted in these photos, but they're done right?

Boy and Girl Calling Cards

Till tomorrow!!

1 comment:

  1. I got a sewing machine for my 14th Christmas I believe...never once used it. A few months back I finally took a beginners sewing class (1- 4 hour long class), I'm 26! That poor sewing machine was neglected for 12 years!
    Now I am signed up for my first quilting class...I'm sewing all the time now and it's so fun! Good luck learning!