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Topic: CLOSED: Thing-A-Day Feb 2016 Craftalong  (Read 19931 times)
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Wile E Songdog
« on: January 19, 2016 11:54:42 PM »

(This is just a silly doodle from a few years ago. I made it when my other thing didn't work out.)

Did anyone ever participate in the Thing-A-Day challenges? If you are familiar then you know what I'm talking about, if you're not then a quick explanation.

Thing-A-Day was an online challenge where participants would make one thing every day and post it - although you did not have to post every day, you could wait and post a few at a time. The things could be anything; art (even doodles, as in my example), crafts, DIY/home improvement/organizing, cooking/baking, even writing. The rules weren't hard and fast, it was a challenge not a competition. One of the fun parts was seeing the variety of creativity and talent from the other participants.

Ideally, each day's item would be one complete item but it could also be part of a larger item as long as each section done per day was something you could document. For example, sanding a piece of furniture could be one day, the next day could be painting and then the day after could be embellishing. You just post a picture of each step. Also, each thing should take only about 30 minutes. It could be a little less or a little longer but it was meant to be something everyone could do every day without taking up a lot of time.

It was always done in February because it's the shortest month and also because people might still be trying to keep up with their New Year's resolutions to get stuff done. I tried it a few times but never got past 10 days. I was going to try it again this year but I discovered that they stopped doing it a couple years ago.

It would be good for knocking out your 50 things, destashing, or for those who do the abandoned art or just motivating yourself to make stuff. There could certainly be overlap with other craftalongs. Again, it's a personal challenge not a competition but if someone finishes 29 days (bonus day this year!) maybe we could agree to send them something we made (that's not set aside for someone else) or make a badge or even do a swap. We'll see.

I guess we can do this like the 50 things craftalong and make a post with one big list of participants with a link to their list post which you then update with links to your things as you post them. I hope that makes sense?

I am on limited internet but I figured out my problems accessing on my phone and will try to take my laptop with me to someplace where I can use the wifi more often to help keep this updated but please bear with me as I'm new at organizing this sort of thing.

Old Thing-A-Day wordpress site - It looks like it's starting to fall to spam https://thingadayforever.wordpress.com/
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Wile E Songdog
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2016 11:55:19 PM »

Links to list posts: Please let me know if I made an error on your link or if I missed anyone

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You can post each item to it's own post and then update your list post with a link to each post and a thumbnail if you want.
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« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2016 06:36:12 AM »

I am up for the challenge!  I really want to do more random stuff...notecards, art, etc.  I think this would be a good challenge to get one thing done each day that I can give away...it will be more spontaneous for me, and I do like a "deadline".

It was amazing to see the variety of projects that people get done in a day...

Thing a Day: February 2016

15.-21. Several rows of crochet for huge afghan
14. Granny squares
13. Granny squares
12. Granny squares
11. Cover for journal
10. Coloring book page for journal

9. Birdie Bunting

8. Quilt Block
7. Quilt Block
6. Helmet Hat
5. Tiny Bird

4. Junker Jane Doll
3. Coloring Book Page

2. Sheep Notecards

1.Flowers for crochet hats

Ideas: crumb blocks, notecards, drawings, tissue holders, felt birds, supplies: styrofoam trees, balls, wooden plaques, ATC's, fabric pages, prayer flags, crochet flowers, quilt blocks from Tula Pink's 100 quilt blocks, small embroideries, miniatures, shrines, paper beads, afghan squares
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« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2016 10:15:26 AM »

Acadian Driftwood's Things!

1. Christmas ornament from old cards

2. Tiny bird hoop for the OTT Bird 2 swap

3. Creamy broccoli soup with avocado grilled cheese

4. Calendar page to keep track of fish care

5. Alteration to extend an ipod case

6. Colored page from a post card coloring book

7. Cut 45 triangles for a quilt

8. Grapefruit marmalade - canned 16 half pints

9. Cut 47 triangles for my quilt

10. Blanket fort in my living room because YOLO

11. Pillow case to show off some embroidery

12. Cut 46 triangles for the quilt

13. Photography of goldfinches in my yard

14. Chocolate lava cakes for Valentine's Day

15. Cut 65 triangles and I'm getting a bit sick of them

16. Mug rug top using scraps from the dang quilt

17. Podfic (no link)

18. Finished mug rug from day 16

19. Fleece gator for myself Smiley

20. Coloring book page of praying mantis

21. Origami flowers and snail

22. Mug rug top, one inch square blocks

23. Finished mug rug from yesterday
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« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2016 05:50:38 PM »

Sounds like a great idea! I need this!

Here's my list:
1.) Finish binding on baby quilt

2.) tiny secret for Anne

3.) 2nd tiny secret for Anne

4.) batting for Jacob's quilt
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« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2016 08:47:00 PM »

Thanks for joining!

Here's my list.
1) Paper beads
2) Craft thread/floss organizing
3) Pincushion
link to post with first 3

4) I practiced macrame but chose a really bad material and it looked awful. I used it as a cat toy and then it looked worse. No picture. Had to hide it so the cats don't eat it when I'm not watching.

5) I practiced some origami and made several origami butterflies

6) Severed Elmo head cat toy. I couldn't get a good pic because the cat took off with it as soon as I finished sewing. So there's a before picture and a blurry after picture.

7) Ghibli Swap items
Cool Ghibli Swap items
9) Ghibli Swap items

10) Quick kitty sketch, didn't really finish it way less than 30 minutes
11) Attempted a clay bird for the fake swap. It was a big fail, my clay would not cooperate
12) Floral Arrangement for veterinarian who did the surgery on my cat
13) adult coloring book
14) Made more origami butterflies for my co-workers
15) oops day (c-section puppy revival)
16) oops day part 2
17) adult coloring book
18) Make a sort of hash brown frittata thing with carrots and green beans on the side
19) Trimmed hedges, did some gardening
20) adult coloring book
21) silly unicorn picture
22) oops day
23) oops day
24) adult coloring book
25) Kumihimo bracelet 1
26) Roasted carrot and sweet pepper soup
27) Kumihimo bracelet 2
28) Kumihimo bracelet 3
29) Woven wall hanging

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« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2016 09:41:49 PM »

I'm already working on a 365 project for printable planner pages, so hopefully this will help me stay motivated through February! (I'm 21 days in and doing good so far, but I have a terrible habit of falling out of these types of things unexpectedly and never returning, haha).

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« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2016 10:25:18 PM »

I'm in! This will be fun.

We'll see if I can make it the whole month. I have a baby due on March 6th. I guess I can't count her as my "thing" for that day if necessary, right?  Wink

My Things
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2: Needle Minders
3: Zodiac Sampler Pisces Frames
4: Wreck This Journal page - Circles
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« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2016 03:33:54 PM »

Aww congrats actsofcraftiness! I'm due April 8th! And if you have her early, I vote it TOTALLY counts!

Wile E Songdog
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2016 12:41:21 PM »

If you made it, you can post it.

I'm trying to make a list of things I want to make but I just keep falling down the Pinterest rabbit hole.
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