It’s time to celebrate! (Join me!)

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We are six months in, ladies and gents, and that means it’s time to celebrate!

When I started my project to learn a new craft every month, I didn’t think my little blog would get to this point. Part of me thought I would have given up, and part of me feared I’d get scoffed at by ‘serious’ crafters. And hey, sometimes I have! But through six months and six crafts, several thousand readers have found this blog and spurred me on just as much as the satisfaction of learning new crafts.

Your comments, shares, likes, and encouraging emails have pushed me to keep going. I’ve talked about how important validation is for crafters before, so to say thanks I have a week-long celebration. I’ll be sharing a tutorial related to each craft I’ve learnt so far, one each day.

The party will end with a yummy giveaway full of crafty bits and handmade goods. Details will be posted on June 28th so keep an eye out.

Tomorrow starts the tutorial marathon, with crochet!

Happy crafting, and thank you for reading.



Don’t miss the celebration posts:

Two-Tone Crochet Flower tutorial (Crochet)

Basic embroidery stitches (Embroidery)

Free ‘Anatomy of a Letter’ print (Calligraphy)

15 thoughts on “It’s time to celebrate! (Join me!)”

  1. Woo hoo! Such a great milestone! Imagine how great it is going to feel at the end of the year too?? Can’t wait to see the tutorials and the other crafts you pick this year!

    1. Oh I know! Being half-way through is already unbelievable, I can’t imagine how satisfying it’ll be to look back on the entire year’s worth. I didn’t think much of the results of this project when I started, but I know this is a project I’ll remember (and benefit from) for the rest of my life. Thank you for reading!

    1. Thank you Steph! I really enjoy meet.make.laugh, I’m so chuffed you’re following along with my adventures too. Three cheers for crafting!

  2. Yay!! I can’t wait to see all tutorials please tag me so I don’t miss them!!
    Congrats, and I think your blog is amazing :-))
    Emz xxx

  3. Woo Hoo!! Congratulations, Anna. I have enjoyed reading your posts about a new craft each month and have learned a lot. I look forward to reading your blog each day to find ou what is new. Thanks so much for sharing!

    1. Thank you Patti, and thank you for your unfailing comments. I look forward to every one. I’m glad you’re learning as you’re following along, I hope others are too!

  4. Congratulations! Wow! As a pretty serious crafter (and by that I mean that I take my knitting and other crafty pursuits VERY SERIOUSLY (sometimes too seriously)), I have scoffed a tad (mostly because of you thinking crocheting is hard and doing macramé). But I’ve mostly been inspired and in awe of you! You’re amazing and I wish I could take myself a little less seriously and humble myself the way you have (I’m getting there). Thank you for taking me along on your journey.

    1. Thank you so much! I take crafting a bit too seriously for my own good sometimes, too. I’ll undo a dozen rows of knitting just because I find an accidental purl that no one else would notice!

      One reason I always found crochet difficult was because no one showed me how to hold the hook and yarn, and I’d always get a jumbled mess. In January, I practised holding the hook and yarn and just chained for a couple hours before I started crocheting properly. Now I can look back and laugh!

      Sitting down to learn new crafts has humbled me quite a bit. A couple ‘easy’ crafts have earned my respect (stamp making was a lot harder than I expected), and crochet is the best example of a ‘hard’ craft that was very easy to tackle. Most of all, I’m less of a perfectionist. It’s easier to jump into a project even when I don’t know how good the result will be.

      Thanks for reading.

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