Since you’re reading a crafty blog, you probably know that March in National Craft Month. You might not know that the Craft Hobby Association has launched a new project, Cre8time, which is all about getting people to take time to create for themselves and rediscover the joy of crafting.
They’re also hosting a Crea8time Blogger Challenge with a little help from Michaels Stores, and I’m so thrilled to be a part of it!
It’s a relatively simple challenge: craft for an hour a day every day for eight days straight. In exchange, participating bloggers got Michaels gift cards to buy some goodies to help us recharge our creative batteries.
My Craft Haul
I should start by saying that I went way over budget. I haven’t been to a Michaels in years, since the closest one is about an hour away from my house, so I really wanted to stock up on some goodies.
Mostly there’s stuff for mixed media projects, some fabric paint, cross stitch supplies, a heat gun and a few candlemaking goodies.
I decided I really wanted to use this challenge to work on some crafts I’ve either never done before or haven’t done in a long time, so there will be stitching, candle making and maybe some card-making, too!
You may notice there’s nothing yarn-related here at all. That was intentional. Knitting is my job and I wanted this experiment to be about crafting in other ways. (Don’t worry, I’ll keep writing about knitting this week, too.)
That’s the Martha Stewart Crafts Knit & Weave Loom Kit. I’m so excited to give it a try, and I’m sure I’ll have a bit of a review for you all once I’ve gotten a chance to play with it.
I’m going to start my creative journey tomorrow and would love it if you would join me!
In the meantime, check out this slightly dramatic but still powerful video from the folks at Cre8time to learn a little bit more about what it’s all about. What would you create with more time?