Saturday, December 17, 2016
Top 5 of 2016: Highlights
Fresh Stitches Mystery Crochet Along, Outfit Along (1, 2, 3), Craftsy's Sock Knit Along, and the Blaster Knit Along. I even made a few sponsored items, which gave me the same type of time frames to get things done and posted. Without these community goals, I don't think I would have anything to show for this year craft-wise. These make-alongs really showed me how important it is for me personally to have a goal, even a small one, in order to get things done. I need something concrete - not just a "Oh, it would be nice to eventually make ___" type thought, but a real item planned and a real timeline in which to accomplish it. And let's be real... it was also really nice to win something :) I was one of the winners of the Outfit Along this year, and that really perked me up with my making things. It's just nice to have your work validated in some way, even if you already enjoy it yourself without the outside praise. So I know I will continue to be a "joiner" with online making challenges in the coming year, and I'm hoping time will allow me to join in much more that I was able to this past year.
Stay tuned for more reflections!