UPDATE June 2nd, 2012:
Michelle over at Shee Designs has offered to take over the Craft Book Challenge for those who are interested in participating! The first challenge post is here. Please head over there to join in the challenge fun.
December 4th, 2011 Update:
Thank you all for your interest in this challenge. It’s been going on for almost a year now, but fizzled out halfway through—perhaps because of my failing as a hostess? Either way, I will not be continuing the challenge come 2012 and the link page will be shut down. However, I’d love it if you continued on with your own personal challenges or if anyone wants to take over as the new hostess, let me know! Thanks again and I hope you all put some wear and tear on your craft books!
I’m excited that many of you are showing an interest in this little challenge of mine! It’s going to help having a little group all with the same goal. I don’t really have any friends who share my love of craft, so blogging has opened me up to a whole community of crafters to relate to.
The Challenge is as follows: Make at least one item from a craft book you already have in your library every month—no matter how small. You can do a post about your goals at the beginning of the month, if you want. Then sometime before the month is up, post about the completed project. Come here and share the link to your completed project every month. Simple as that.
Feel free to play along, even if you miss a month or just want to participate every other month. The rules should be flexible to fit your life. The goal is simply to find a way to encourage and challenge ourselves to USE our books.
Like I said in my previous post, I’m not allowing myself to buy any new books until I’ve used each of my current craft books at least once. Your welcome to add this rule to your challenge if you want, too.
This is my first time doing something like this, so do bear with me! If you have any suggestions or concerns, speak up!
Hopefully we will all be adding some wear and tear to our pretty little craft books over 2011!
(UPDATED TO ADD: Feel free to join in late and adjust the rules/time frame to suit your life and craft book library. Just make sure you’re sticking to the premise of the challenge, to use your craft books!)
THE COMPLETED PROJECTS:
(Special thanks to Gabrielle for starting up the Flickr Group!)