Welcome ... to the very first full Craft or Bust roundup! WOOHOO! PAR-TAY!
Fourteen lovely and slightly mad (in the “batty in a good way” sense) people are officially craftin' (not bustin') along with me as of right now. Welcome again, siblings in endurance crafting.
In case it wasn't clear from my oh-so-wondrous original instructions, each Sunday’s post will consist of two main parts:
- a roundup (a.k.a. summary) of the previous week's check-ins and crafty progress, and
- a check-in, which I’ll start by posting about what I’ve done since the last check-in; then you guys will post your comments about what you’ve done since the last check-in.
So! For this week’s roundup, then, it's time for introductions of the people who joined last week, and their Craft or Bust goals. I declared sign-up week Week 0.5, since it was only a partial week and the Craft or Bust Project hadn’t started yet when I posted about it first. Ready for the first round-up? Here goes (in approximate order of sign-up ;)).
The Week 0.5 Round-Up: Introductions
Velma wants to craft all 52 weeks of 2010 and finish or frog all her pre-2010 Ravelry works in progress.
Elabeth wants to better document her crafting and make “lots of rad stuff.”
Diana wants to write up all her original designs.
Anna wants to craft all 52 weeks of the year.
Sarah wants to explore metalworking techniques, make her projects greener, start blogging, and finish a new project each week.
DeAnne wants to "get off her jewelrymaking ass" (go, sista!) and photograph more of her finished stuff so it can go into her Etsy shop.
Meredith wants to blog every week, try new crafts, and learn to take photos she’s willing to show other people (a good skill for playing on the Internet).
Vickie wants to craft more consistently (me, TOO!) — to finish things if possible, but to be able to let go of projects, too, if they just aren’t going to get finished.
Melinda wants to craft more intentionally, learn techniques that move her forward and that she can apply to a purpose, and finish things instead of leaving them half done.
Amber wants to work on knitting one project and spin four yarns every week — and finish a sweater every month.
Joni Rae wants to craft more often this year and get her goddess dolls into her Etsy shop.
Nic wants to craft something new every week, no matter what it is.
Luna wants to organize her super-variety of craft interests, focus more, experiment and explore wool in all its glory (and crafts ;)), photograph the process for her blog, design a Web site to market it all, and document the process every week. (Whew … Luna, you sound like me. ;D)
Angie wants to get her Etsy shop running — she needs to take some pics of her finished stuff! — clear out her unfinished projects, and take some ideas off the back burner make them real now.
You, my Craft or Bust buddies, are an awesome bunch, and I’m glad we’re all in this together. :D Having those extra eyes watching is keeping me a little more crafty than I am with just myself, a boyfriend and two cats to answer to. Feel free to go visit each other’s sites and get to know each other — it’s the Craft or Bust pool of inspiration! (Speaking of which, have you joined the Craft or Bust Flickr pool?)
Here’s a link to the full roster. If you don’t see yourself on there and you should be, make sure you’ve posted your information on the sign-up post, and if you already have but you aren’t on the roster, e-mail me or tweet at me and tell me I’m a slacker. ;)
Week 1 Check-In: What Have You Done Lately? (Jan 3–9)
To answer my own question, this week I...
- joined the Creative Every Day Challenge;
- took some photos and listed some items in my Etsy shop (the Silk and Seed Beads necklace, the Sea Cat's Eyes stitch markers, and the Imaginary Garden stitch markers);
- spun some art yarn using an art yarn generator on Ravelry (and wrote a draft of a blog post about it, but didn’t manage to get it posted … oops);
- joined the 2010: A Year in Pictures Flickr group/project and took some photos for it;
- joined the Slice of Life photography project and took some photos for it;
- started writing my morning pages (on my rather erratic trek through the book The Artist’s Way);
- started knitting a mug cozy with some of my handspun wool;
- voted to help name a baby alpaca; and
- started knitting a washcloth to go in a swap package.
Your turn! Week 1 covers Sunday, January 3 through Saturday, January 9 — what did you craft during Week 1? Post your name, ID, crafty update, and any links you want me to share in my next roundup! (and don’t forget to post your pics to the Flickr pool)