It started like this…

One day a girl, who was busily checking Facebook for the 457,000th time that day, came across a an item in her news feed. It said

“Pay it forward 2012: I promise to make something handmade for the first five people who comment. You must in turn post this and make something for the first five who comment on your status. *The rules are it must be handmade by you, and your friends must receive it before 2012 ends. It can be something as simple as making a cup of coffee. Go!”

Now this girl was intrigued.  Once she was crafty. She came from a crafty family. Recently she had spent WAY too much time perusing the crafts of others via that time suck of all time sucks Pinterest.  But, she had not spent much time at all actually creating things. And she wanted to. A lot.

So, the girl re-posted the challenge to her own page, got 5 willing volunteers, and set out on a quest to regain her lost craftiness.

As you may have guessed by now, the girl is me, and this blog is going to chronicle my return to crafty.  The 5 hand-made projects for 5 of my lovely Facebook friends will be the basis, but along the way there will (hopefully) be other posts about things handmade by me—the good, the bad, and the ugly.



  1. Good luck! I know how you can certainly get stuck looking at others things and doing a whole lot of nothing of your own. I can’t wait to see what you make. 🙂

  2. […] to make something handmade for…and they will do the same for 5 of their friends (hopefully!) Read about it here. I have a few ideas, so look for a post on that coming soon. #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } […]

  3. […] was a practice run for a ring I want to create for one of my 5 handmade gifts in 2012. Overall, pretty happy with the results. It’s fairly comfortable…nice and […]

  4. […] Then (epiphany!) I sort of got what Project: Create is about for me…what this blog and the 5 Handmade in 2012 project are about for me…making the time to do what I love.  Making the time for creativity […]

  5. yay welcome to blogland. your craftiness is awesome and I can’t wait to follow your creations! xo

    1. Well lady, you are definitely an inspiration of mine! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  6. […] did crop up were actually good problems to have. I even managed to make and deliver one of my Five Handmade Gifts in 2012 as well. Expect a post on that […]

  7. […] of you who have been with me since the beginning will remember that this whole jump back into creativity began with a post that was floating around […]

  8. […] Here is a little collage of some projects from 2012, or as I like to think of it, the year I started to rediscover my creativity. […]

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