Crafting Together For The Greater Good
Hi folks! Today I want to share with you the launch of Create to Donate, a site dedicated to making a difference by donating handmade goods to charities in need.
What does this have to do with a blog that provides sewing, knitting, and crochet resources for beginners? I’m glad you asked!
A few months ago Itchin’ for some Stitchin’ became a Goods Giving Back ambassador. This means that I will sell some of my handmade creations through Goods Giving Back, an online marketplace unlike any place you have shopped before. That’s because 50% or more of the proceeds go to support worthwhile causes in need of some TLC.
From today until October 31, 2016, the entire Goods Giving Back team will empower you to create for the greater good by using your DIY creativity to craft for a cause. Perhaps you have a cause you already love. If not, let us introduce you to some new organizations that need your creative support!
Join us for a Rafflecopter giveaway and learn how you can become a Create to Donate ambassador.
Let’s Do Goods Work™ Together!
Until next time… Happy Crafting!
Hiya folks! First, let me say that I’m sorry. I know this post is coming late this week and, equally bad, it’s not the post I had planned. It’s my baby’s fault. Truly it is.
My five month old’s sleeping schedule suddenly became erratic this week and it is nearly impossible for me to work during his waking hours. If you have an infant at home then I know you understand. If you don’t, well try to imagine my situation and forgive me anyway. 😬
So, before I knew it, the week was over and it was too late to do all the work necessary to get my originally planned post finished. After my little man finally fell asleep, well past midnight last night, I laid in bed searching the recesses of my exhausted brain for a new idea. Yet, all I could think about was how much I missed my crochet hooks, knitting needles, and sewing machine.
I simply adore my son and I wouldn’t give him up for anything, but having an infant, especially a no nap taking night owl infant, means little and often no “me” time. Heck, sometimes I am lucky if I get to brush my teeth, so when I do get to craft it feels like winning the lottery.
As I mourned my lack of craft time last night, I started to think of all the reasons crafting was so important to me in the first place and viola! I had this week’s post!
Crafting is important to me because it improves the quality of my life. A little research has taught me that it also improves the lives of others. Let me share with you seven ways crafting can improve your life.
Did you know that March is National Craft Month? This fun & fabulous month was designed by the Craft & Hobby Association in 1994 in order to
“help people learn about and re-discover the joy of crafting and all its many benefits.”
Initially celebrated by only a handful of retailers and manufacturers, National Craft Month has blossomed into an international celebration of creativity and innovation. Now millions of craft enthusiasts ‘get their craft on’ during the month. Then in 1998 the Crochet Guild of America (CGOA) declared March 16-22 as National Crochet Week and by March 2000 this week had grown to become National Crochet Month.
March is both
National Craft Month AND National Crochet Month.
How awesome is that? Personally, I don’t think it gets any better!
In celebration, I have decided to do my first Etsy promotion. In honor of National Craft/Crochet Month, everything in my Etsy Shop is 10% off! Use promo code: MARCHCRAFT1.
Hurry! This promotion ends March 31, 2016.
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