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Craft month

Did you know that March is craft month? Who decides these things? I wanted to know how these things are decided so I went searching and here are the answers I found. ;o

  1. Special “months”, “days” and even “years” are declared by anybody who wants to. The various producer organisations in the UK (The Egg Council, The Potato Council etc) frequently declare national weeks. Instructables has declared 2009 to be a Green Year.
  2.  It is quite common for US legislative bodies, from city to federal, to pass resolutions declaring a day (week/month/…) is Some Person or Some Cause Day. AFAIK, no special privileges are bestowed, just bragging rights. Similar to getting the key to the city. I assume it’s the same in most places.
    . As others have pointed out, for the most part, it’s just some group that is trying to publicize their cause
  3. “Months” (and “weeks and “days”) are announced by various organisations, how official they are depends upon your regard for the organisation declaring the month. I am not aware of any government department or ministry with responsibility for this area, so I would say “no” to your first question. And to your second “yes”

March wears many hats.

  1. Fraud Awareness Month
  2. National Reading Month
  3. National Crochet Month

Because I couldn’t leave well enough alone, I searched for some craft projects that were different but sewing related.

  1. How to Sew StitchLits –  little sewing kits that contain everything you need to stitch tiny, sewable LEDs that into pretty much anything! Mod your favorite jacket, sneakers, purse, or toy! These little lights can live just about anywhere.
  2. Hand Embroidery – This Instructable will teach you how to satin stitch a celtic knot (or anything else that will fit the instructions. If you are intimidated by this project, do a google image search on ‘feis dress’ and weep.
  3. Fabric Origami Quilt Block – a Simply Quilts episode featuring author Rebecca Wat, who’s written a book about adapting origami techniques for fabric and then using them in quilt making. Here is the fold/block she showed. She called it an “inside out flower”.
  4. Cheap Sewing and Quilting Table or Desk #2 – This video is how I convert my cheap sewing and quilting table so that I can do the machine quilting on a very large quilt.
  5. Biscornu (offset square cushion) –  a biscornu is a tiny eight-sided embroidered pillow that can be used as a pincushion, an holiday ornament, key chain/cell phone decoration, a scissor fob, the centerpiece of a wreath, filled with flower petals or herbs to make a sachet  

Note: None of these tutorials are mine. All were taken from Instructables.

Happy quilting!

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One Response

  1. betsy says:

    Thanks for those liinks Cindy.
    The origami flower and the pinccushion scissor holder look interesting.

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