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3.18.2010

How Do You Celebrate Craft Month?

March is National Craft Month. I know, sometimes the national months and days get out of hand. There is something on every day of the month. March includes a lot of other national celebrations too. For example it is:
  • Irish American Month
  • Music in Our Schools Month
  • National Frozen Food Month
  • National Nutrition Month
  • National Peanut Month
  • National Women's History Month
  • Poetry Month
  • Red Cross Month
  • Social Workers Month 
    I like to think of every month as National Craft Month, since I have way too many craft hobbies. However, it's nice to have a reason to celebration something. So far, I've crocheted and worked on scrapbooks this month. I'm hoping to get a sewing day yet before the end of the month. Or maybe a day to work on painting some of my furniture with an updated faux finish.

    Here are some ways you might decide to celebrate National Craft Month if you haven't already taken advantage of this excuse to devote a day to a hobby.
    1. Get out something you haven't worked on in ages. Haven't knitted since you were 12? Why not try again? Maybe it's painting or drawing, woodworking, or rubber stamping. Dust off those supplies and enjoy them. 
    2. Finish something that you've set aside. As you search your supply stash for suggestion #1, you'll likely encounter some unfinished projects. Choose one and finish it. You'll enjoy the satisfaction from completing something you started long ago.
    3. Try something you've never tried before. Most of us don't need a new hobby, because we're busy enough. But maybe it would be fun to take a class just to learn something new. Check  your local hobby store for a class schedule. 
    4. Clean out your hobby stash and downsize. Someone else could surely use those supplies you'll never touch again. For National Craft Month, why not pass your unused and unwanted craft supplies off to someone for their crafting?
    5. Check out some craft books at the library and then choose one activity to do with your children and their friends. There are tons of ideas that reuse and recycle for projects that cost little to nothing.
    6. Show others what you have made. If you've never participated in a MckLinky blog party, it's a ton of fun to link up your projects to someone else's blog. It's a great way to get new ideas. In fact, I'm going to give you a chance to link up today and show me what you've made during National Craft Month!
    All you have to do is find an entry on your blog that shows off a project you're particularly fond of. Then copy the link to that specific post (not your blog in general or we'll get frustrated looking for your project) and add it to the list below along with a short description. Then stop back in a few days to see the ideas and projects that have been added. Let's celebrate creativity together!

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