Friday, December 30, 2011

A Crafting Wish for The New Year

With 2011 coming to a close I want to extend a huge thank you to all the Sew Can Do readers.  Seeing so many new followers, reading your sweet comments and having your great links at my parties has been so encouraging and helped me discover great online friends & blogs that I truly treasure.

I also wanted to thank my advertisers & sponsors who have provided great support, crafting resources, and fantastic giveaway prizes.

I've been thinking about what I really want to do with Sew Can Do in 2012 and it's come down to a simple idea: JUST HAVE FUN WITH IT.

It sounds simple, but it's easy to forget and get caught up in "I need to make stuff for the blog" mentality. Being a self-taught crafter,  I'm not about absolute crafting perfection.  I'm definitely not Martha Stewart.  My house is frequently a mess.  I've got 3 homeschooling kids constantly underfoot.  I get serious crafter's block when I finally do get snippets of free time.  Sometimes it's hard to remember to keep things fun.  It's not about competing with other blogs by having tons of posts each week, gaining followers at breakneck speed or maintaining an illusion of crafter perfection.  Enjoying the experience is what it should be about.

So 2012 is going to be about getting motivated.  Crazy ideas, practical ideas, things somewhere in-between.  And things that can be done with the slim amount of free time most of us have.  Real world crafting.  I hope you'll join me in the adventure and share yours with me too:)

Have a very Happy New Year everyone and see you in January!!


  1. Great resolution! I'm thinking of something along the same lines.

  2. it's so true sometimes you feel like you have to. For me "having to make something for the blog" sometimes is a nice excuse to make a project for me and not to sell. Good luck with your goal!


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