March Is National Craft Month

Yup, it’s that time of year again. Time to break out of your crafting rut and try your hands at something new. That’s right, its National Craft Month!

Oh how I love this wonderful month. It’s like having a free pass to shop at your favorite yarn shops and craft stores. Local craft stores will be offering tempting classes in everything from scrapbooking to cake decorating. Yarn shops are stocking up on fresh spring colors and patterns that you just ‘have to’ cast on.

I actually have three knitting projects in the works for March and a plan to get two of my patterns on Ravelry. I plan to back some cookies that my local church gives to an assisted living home.  And, I’ve also made it a goal to finish a needle point project that’s been hanging around the house for far too long.

Stuck in a rut of what to do to celebrate the month of crafting? Why not let charity be your motivation.

You can bake cookies and take them to your local nursing home.

Crochet a prayer shawl for a friend going through a rough time.

Sew a quilt and donate it to a local shelter.

Surprise a friend with a week’s worth of prepared meals.

Pull out those canning jars and can the last of the winter vegetables and fruit in your area. Then send them in care packages to a friend or loved one who just moved away.

Knit some socks and donate them to military members overseas.

Make baby blankets for preemies at the local hospital.

Embroider a handkerchief to give to a bride-to-be.

Teach someone, (older or younger) how to crochet and/or knit.

The list of things you can do are endless. And if you don’t consider yourself very crafty, then why not use the month of March as a time to learn a craft that always interested you. Just don’t let National Craft Month go by without sharing the love of crafting.

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