I don’t know about you, but I don’t actually need a month dedicated to craftiness to get me motivated. But in today’s world, every month seems to be designated as something, and this month is ‘National Craft Month.’
National Craft Month is sponsored by the Craft and Hobby Association as a way to celebrate all things crafty and to inspire people to try something new! Which is a good thing. I actually saw this last month and decided I wasn’t going to post about it, but then this weekend I saw the CHA’s list of why crafting is a good thing and wanted to share this list with you.
CHA’s Top Joys of Crafting:
1. Bringing Families Together
2. Relaxing and De-Stressing
3. Creates Lasting Memories
4. Makes Family Connections
5. A Way to Salvage and Reuse old items
6. Revive Clothing and Jewelry
7. Entertain Kids and Pets
And they are all true! When I have a bad day, I come home and make something. The son usually can break the stress of the day, but sometimes I need to just go my place and make something! And then there are the days just sitting on the front porch of the beach house doing a little quilting. How perfect is that??
I find real joy in making something new out of something old.
And bringing families together. My favorite on the list. We’ve had such fun getting our son involved in making projects. He loves helping, painting, cooking, getting sewing projects ready and just sitting down and drawing!
So, to celebrate National Craft Month, I am continuing to work on my to do list. I have got to get 2 quilts finished ASAP and then I also have a vest I want to make Max before summer and I still need to finish his play mat. And and and…
What do you have planned for this month? Any family crafting stories you’d like to share? I’d love to hear them!