November is “National Novel Writing Month”, or NaNoWriMo. I don’t have a novel in me write now (someday!) but I do have a bunch of craft projects. Therefore, I’m declaring it “AngCraProMo”. Angela’s Craft Project Month.
AngCraProMo will have a slightly different ethic than NaNoWriMo. With the writing exercise, the point is to just get writing. Quantity over quality. Basically it’s just a chance to exercise your writing muscle and make a habit of writing.
With crafting, it’s not as easy to go back and edit, or pick up the good stuff like you can do with writing. Once you’ve cut a piece of fabric, you’ve made an irrevocable change.
I’m setting a goal that I know I can reach while also doing quality work. It will still be a lot more than I’ve gotten done in the past few months, and it will mean finishing some projects I’ve felt really guilty about not finishing. Why is it that something I enjoy doing can make me feel guilty?
Here are my goals:
1. Recover the hubby’s office chair. It’s been stripped and sitting in my sewing room for a couple months now. We’ve been using a hard dining room chair at the computer.
2. Finish the Pippi and Lucy scrapbook I started six months ago.
3. Design and finish our Christmas cards. I have a neat idea for these and it will involve learning a new technique. I’m excited.
I don’t know how much blogging I’ll be doing about these projects. The chair won’t make for very interesting writing, though I may document the steps in a tutorial. I’ll try to take some pictures of the scrapbook, but it’s mainly decorated text, and my photography skills aren’t all that fabulous. Lastly, I don’t want to spoil the surprise of the Christmas card for my friends who read this blog.
Happy crafting, everyone.