A Craft Challenge for the New Year


As part of my thinking about my one little word for 2016, clear, I have written in my morning pages about what clear means to me. (Morning pages, by the way, are a great way to get clarity on just about anything and are a great resolution to start any time.)

One of the main things I need to get clear on, from a business perspective (and this blog is part of my business, even if it doesn’t make a lot of money) is what I really want to be doing and what I need to do to get there.

For a long time I’ve considered this blog to be first and foremost about crafting with and for kids. But my content hasn’t reflected that. My life hasn’t reflected that. A year's worth of challenges for busy creatives, and those who want to be.

The girl is six, in kindergarten and interested in a lot of things in addition to crafts. We still do creative stuff all the time, but now it’s more likely to be her doing a drawing or a painting or writing a story or a song on her own than it is anything directed by me.

And that’s great, but it doesn’t give me a lot to write about.

When I ask myself what I really want to accomplish, it has a lot more to do with what I’ve considered a secondary purpose: helping moms and other busy people connect with their creativity.

What do I need to do to make that happen? What writing do I need to do? Where do I need to pitched guest post and how do I build that niche? Is it an every day creative challenge? Maybe.

That came out on Dec. 12 in my pages. And it stuck with me.

I talked myself through it, and talked myself into it.

Our Daily Craft Challenge

So every day I will post a prompt, idea, challenge, whatever you want to call it. Ideally most of the time it will be something quick and easy you can do with materials already in your house or things you can easily procure.

You can play along with me every day, choose your favorite from the week to do on the weekend or use the prompts for occasional creative inspiration. I’d love to see what you’re making; use the #ourdailycraft hashtag on Instagram or Twitter to share your creations.

This is kind of a double challenge for me, in consistent posting and in doing the challenges myself. I’m pretty excited even though it feels like a huge challenge. Here’s to a more creative 2016!

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