Try Something New Every Month 2016

One of the goals I’ve set for myself for 2016 is to Try Something New Every Month. This is a challenge co-hosted by Stephanie of Swoodson Says and Rebecca of Hugs are Fun. I think it will be fun to stretch myself, and I’m also looking forward to talking about what I’m doing her on my blog. You can find the official post here, that outlines what to do each month, and information on linking up if you want to blog along, too. Below is the monthly list, and I’ve included my take on what I’ll craft each month.

January: Quilting. I’m going to try my hand at English Paper Piecing by making a mug rug.

February: Tactile Craft (such as paper mache, clay, soap, or candle making). I’m going to work on silk ribbon embroidery.

March: Painting. I’m going to paint a large cross stitch pattern on one of my walls.

April: Edible Crafts. I’m going to work on stumpwork fruit.

May: Hand Sewing. I’ll work on a small hand sewing project.

June: Heavy Craft (leather, wood burning, glass etching). I’m going to work on wood burning AND glass etching.

July: Yarn Craft (knitting, crocheting, weaving). I’m going to try my hand at weaving.

August: Printmaking (paper or fabric). I’m excited to try this one, and hope my friend Sarah will help me out.

September: Machine Sewing. I’ll probably try my hand at sewing a cute A-line skirt.

October: Needlework (embroidery, cross stitch, crewel, needlepoint). I’m going to try crewel, which is a needle art I haven’t tried yet.

November: Paper Craft (origami, scrapbook, calligraphy). Calligraphy is something I’ve always wanted to try; maybe I’ll make some kind of fancy card for Christmas.

December: Choose your own! Hmmm…I don’t know yet what I want to try, so if you have any suggestions, I’d love to hear them!

I hope you’ll take this year long journey with us. If you do, let me know your blog name or Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest handles so I can follow your progress. Don’t forget to tag what you do with #TSNEM

  • You have a really great plan here! I’ve been stuck on what to do for the painting month because I can’t think of anything I haven’t tried, but I love the cross stitch design idea! It’s been something I’ve wanted to do forever!

    I’m also going to be doing weaving and crewel too.

    I’m glad you’re joining along and I’m excited to see all the stuff you make!

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