February is MY national craft month

I understand March is officially National Craft Month. Well, I am making February my National Craft Month, as well as March, and maybe April too! I have fallen way behind on my crafting due to my website design and also pure laziness.

I'm not the only one who has been super lazy. The girls have been lazy lately too. Daphne especially, who loves to bury herself in the Steelers blanket and snooze all day. :)

Yesterday I realized that my shop opening is only three months away. Yikes! So, it is now time to put a fire under my bum and get in gear. In order to hold myself accountable, I am listing every craft I want to accomplish before the end of this month. Here it goes. . .

  1. 20 crocheted washcloths (this is the tough one)
  2. Crocheted microphone
  3. 3 Iron Craft challenges 
  4. 2 crocheted rolls
  5. 10 journals
  6. 5 mini journals
  7. Crochet pattern & item
  8. 2 crocheted cupcakes

My goal is that on Monday, February 28 all of these will have lines through them indicating they are all complete. Fingers crossed it will happen!!!

I also found out March is National Crochet Month. I am working on a new crochet pattern and a CAL to take place next month!

I know a lot of you really want to learn to crochet, so I thought I'd make a super, super simple pattern for anyone who wants to try crochet for the first time. Check out the Lion Brand website for illustrated crochet instructions. You will need to learn how to make a chain stitch, single crochet and fastening off. That is it!

The CAL will be for more advanced crocheters, though it is not super hard. I've been wanting to work on this pattern for awhile, so I thought it would be fun to have it be this year's CAL. It is very time consuming (and large), so I'll keep the CAL running all year. It is also going to be our 2011 destash along project. So it might be time to gather up those stray skeins of yarn and put them all in one place. :)


  1. Kitty cats always find the softest and warmest spots. You have quite the list but you can do it. The CAL pattern idea sounds just great. I'll keep coming back to see what's up. Thanks for visiting me too and leaving such nice comments :)

  2. Good luck Missie! I can't wait to see the shop open up! Also, I'm posting a list of patterns soon that I picked out for a friend, from Lion Brand, who is learning to crochet. :)

  3. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [03 Feb 12:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria