Thursday, February 11, 2010

Craft Challenge 2010

I know I should have mentioned this earlier, but well, you know how it goes sometimes - time slips by, things slip from your mind, things just slip.

I have decided to make a challenge for myself it's my Craft Challenge 2010. I pledge to use the craft supplies/books/magazines etc that I already own before I purchase more. I will allow a few dollars to be spent on the little things needed to finish a project - such as a particular colour thread, or something like that. This will be better for my bank account, and help declutter my work space/house. And this will be a challenge to my creativity as I won't be able to see something I like in a magazine for example and just run out to my local yarn store to pick up all the supplies. It also means that some projects may not turn out as I don't always know how much yarn I have to complete a project and it will also mean that I'll probably end up with lots of little projects.

The challenge will go until the end of 2010 or until my stash is gone - whichever comes first.

Also, I'm going to make it a little bit more difficult for myself - I'm not just blast through my yarn stash with a multi-coloured afghan project - not yet anyway. I want to see how many projects/items I can make - as much variety as I can.

At this point, the object it to make things and use what I have. Completed projects are being bagged and will most likely be given as charity gifts next Christmas - this will include baby items, hats, toys, etc.

I am open to suggestions and would love to hear your comments.

Do you think I can do the challenge?


Big Girl Feet said...

Absolutely! I can't wait to see what you make!

My Little Corner said...

Oh thanks for the support - keep watching then!

Anonymous said...

What a fantastic challenge. It has so many benefits. Which is why you created it. I know.

How long do you expect it to take you to complete the challenge?

Do post how you are making out.


Under There

My Little Corner said...

Thanks Anonymous - The challenge is expected to last until the end of 2010, or until my stash is gone - whichever comes first.

Melissa said...

Oh, this is such a great goal! I think you can do it!

I just finished two projects using only items & materials I had in the house, and it was so rewarding. I think it could almost be addicting!

Knit and Purl Mama said...

That sounds like such a good plan. I've put myself on a yarn diet for 2010! Sounds like the same thing!


My Little Corner said...

Thanks Knit and Purl Mama - I'll be sure to check your blog to see how you're doing with your diet!