I've noticed a lot of craft blogs have started looking kind of the same lately and while following trends can be fun, isn't crafting supposed to be about being creative and doing your own thing? I also miss some of the personal contact since Pinterest, Facebook & Twitter make things a bit more anonymous. Don't get me wrong, I love knowing that a thousand people saw a post thanks to social media, but it's not quite the same as getting comments from real people. Getting a chance to talk to them and discover their blogs & creativity is what makes blogging fun (and less like work).
So I'm thinking about adding a few new features to keep things fresh & different and would really like to hear if these are things you'd like to see:
Craft Book Corner: My craft library is full of all sorts of books I've collected over the past few years. Some teach particular techniques, some have themed projects, others have solid reference info. I thought I'd share some of these books and what makes them worth getting to know, or in a few cases, why they should be left on the store shelf. Some of my favorites were used book finds, discovered by chance, so there are some real hidden treasures!
I Can Do Decor: I love home decorating projects, but even most "simple" DIY ideas I see don't seem to be for those of us with really limited time & skills and pocket change budgets (aka Real People). Those without a contractor in the family or an on-call babysitter. Several days of solid work, lots of supply shopping or a room being out of commission for more than 24hrs, aren't real options for me. I homeschool 3 kids - just cleaning my house is a major ordeal! So I've been doing some easy, quick & durable projects that can be done with minimal skills and still hold up to normal life. I'm thinking about opening this up to some guest posters too for even more "Can Do Decor" idea sharing.
Do any or all of these ideas strike your fancy? I think they'd be a lot of fun, but I want to see if you'd be into them too.
My usual link party, giveaways & assortment of tutorials won't be getting replaced, in case that's a concern. This is just more stuff to add to the ol' crafting arsenal. I'd love to hear some feedback on what you'd be interested in seeing or participating in. Let me know in the comments!