Monthly "themed" crafty/talent focus?

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Monthly "themed" crafty/talent focus?

Post by Dunners » Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:40 pm

I've been thinking today about all the projects I have on my "one day" list, and I'm sure you have some too ;) After I posted a thread asking for inspiration about embellishments I've had a browse on Etsy and have so many more things I want to make. Add to that the recent threads about the sew-a-longs, and I was thinking that maybe we should start a regular monthly "themed" focus? Of course participation will be voluntary, personal deadlines flexible, actual project dependent on your needs and creativity at the time.

AND, the craft/talent that you choose to "express" the theme is all up to you - sewing, knitting/crochet, scrapbooking, needlecraft, beading, photography, food, painting, poem/short story/song, etc

Here's what I've been thinking...

February - being the month of Valentine's Day, I was thinking we could kick off with the theme of "Celebration of Love".

Some themes could be to do with the celebration/occasion for that month, e.g. Easter focus for April, "Mum's the word" for May (Mother's Day), Queen/Royalty/Monarchy etc for June, a mid-winter Christmas for July, etc. Other themes not linked to a specific date are; upcycling/refashioning, something selfish (for us!), an animal, "green" etc. And because I'm thinking that there are so many themes we could have, maybe we could have 2 themes for one month? (and people can choose either/both?).

And finally, if this goes ahead, I'm going to :pray: Admin to make us a new section so we just have to start a new thread for each month.

Keen?
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Post by Goldilocks » Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:42 pm

Fantastic idea Leanne! :mrred:
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Post by ariayla » Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:49 pm

I like it...especially the flexiable deadlines.

Great idea.

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Post by Paws » Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:49 pm

I think it sounds pretty interesting! Sounds like something I'd be in for!

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Post by macca » Thu Feb 04, 2010 6:00 pm

ohh yes that sounds great - "your an ideas lady" Leanne :lol: - Sorry it doesn't sound the same without the voice from "The Castle" :lol:
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Post by rootoo » Thu Feb 04, 2010 7:01 pm

This sounds like fun! Awesome idea!! I'd be in
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Post by sable » Thu Feb 04, 2010 8:52 pm

I'm in :D
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Post by Dunners » Fri Feb 05, 2010 7:22 am

Well, I've asked Carolyn if she can make a new section for us :pray: and we'll get February underway. If others join me it's a bonus ;)

So, I was thinking the 2 themes for February, both based on dates in February...

"100% Pure New Zealand"

and/or

"Love is ..."

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Post by Natty » Fri Feb 05, 2010 7:52 am

Dunners wrote:Well, I've asked Carolyn if she can make a new section for us :pray: and we'll get February underway. If others join me it's a bonus ;)

So, I was thinking the 2 themes for February, both based on dates in February...

"100% Pure New Zealand"

and/or

"Love is ..."

:)

sounds awesome.
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Post by macca » Fri Feb 05, 2010 8:43 am

Dunners wrote:Well, I've asked Carolyn if she can make a new section for us :pray: and we'll get February underway. If others join me it's a bonus ;)

So, I was thinking the 2 themes for February, both based on dates in February...

"100% Pure New Zealand"

and/or

"Love is ..."

:)


Ohhh I like.... especially the 2 options....
I think i will be doing the 100% Pure NZ one :D
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Post by daikininz » Fri Feb 05, 2010 9:03 am

Oh, I like this idea! I'm in... this will encourage me to acutally do some of the crafty stuff I keep putting off :D
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Post by Dunners » Fri Feb 05, 2010 9:39 am

If anyone spots any kiwiana ribbon (like fern, koru, etc) I'd be keen to know!
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Post by macca » Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:18 am

Dunners wrote:If anyone spots any kiwiana ribbon (like fern, koru, etc) I'd be keen to know!

Think i saw some silver fern stuff in a shop down here actually :D
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Post by Paws » Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:47 am

Hmmmm, going to have to have a think about what I want to do.....hmmmmmm

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Post by mamacas » Fri Feb 05, 2010 12:00 pm

:-k :-k :-k

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