New Year’s Crafty Resolutions for 2013 & Recap of 2012 (& giveaway)

slice tool kit

It’s that time of year again- time to look back on my crafty resolutions and check in with my progress. It’s also time to set some NEW goals for my blog, crafting and for myself. First, let’s look back on what my goals were for 2012 and see how I did! 2012 Goal #1: Use it up. (Daily.) I had a goal to use up my fabric stash by making a quilt block every week and then swapping with my quilt-making […]

Crafting a New Year’s Resolution, part 3: Crafting Word Prompts for 2010

Finding a word to prompt creativity is no biggie in the writing community, but it’s an idea that seems to be gaining traction in the crafting world. (Need a primer on word prompts?  Creativity-portal has a list of prompts and ideas on what to do with them.) For artists/crafters/makers, the idea is being taken a bit further- choose a word that gives you guidance/inspiration and will be part of your New Year’s Resolution, but then also use it as a […]

Crafting New Year’s Resolutions, Part Two: Branch Out

This resolution is a promise to myself and a challenge to you, dear crafty friends! BRANCH OUT. CROSS POLLINATE. COLLABORATE. I know that I blog in the virtual world, but dearies, I LIVE in the real one. What I hope to do in 2010 is to take my crafty love OUT of my third floor loft, OFF of the interwebs,  and BRING IT.  In other words, to find crafty love in different places, and connect with new folks in new […]

Crafting New Year’s Resolutions- Charitable Intentions

Jan2008 009

With Christmas safely behind us, New Years’ approaches with that eternal question: “What can I change for next year?” Crafters inevitably have a long laundry list, but the one I’m tackling today is “charity.” There area a couple of ways to craft for charity. One of the easiest ways is to CLEAN UP, CLEAN OUT. For some, this IS the goal- just to purge your craft closet/room/studio of unused craft supplies. It feels even better to get organized when you […]