Friday, April 9, 2010

24 Hours of Craftiness! A 24 Hour Make-a-Long

24 hours of craftiness?

Remember all nighters? Did you enjoy 'em? Dread them? 
In college we managed to break up exam time all nighters with giggles, snacks and some wicked penny poker games!

I miss the fun.  I miss the friendships shared. I miss everything (except for the studying part. My GPA proves that!)

How about 24 hours of crafting together?

Okay, not together as in all at my house or yours.  That would be fun!  But we don't have time to make all the travel arrangements - maybe next time.  Let's just craft at the same time.

Lee of do stuff! leethal blog posted about this idea earlier this week.

She says "It’s happening this Saturday (April 10th) – but the specific times are up to each individual.  Personally, I am a night person, and I know I’ll do much better staying up through till the morning than I would waking up in the middle of the night, so my times will be something like 7am-7am.  Maybe you’d do better with 3am-3am…

That’s just if you want to be hardcore and go for it all the way – but you can totally jump in as far as you want, which may only be 15 hours of making-a-long (8am-11pm?), or 10 hours even (11am-9pm?) – whatever you want to do, it’s up to you!  The idea is to have fun, not push your body too far and risk getting sick or anything, and to create things that you wouldn’t normally create! 

That brings me to the next part – what’s the point? Well, the idea is to spend this designated make-a-long time making things that you wouldn’t normally be making on a weekend day.  Either, trying new things you’ve been wanting to try, or devoting hours to things you normally rush through, or going back to projects you used to love and haven’t touched in years…… The point isn’t to sit on the couch and knit for 15 hours straight – the point is to really spend some quality time with things that don’t normally get your time."

 Hmmmm, create something I wouldn't normally create.  I like that.  I haven't sewn anything for ME since I made a dress for my wedding 4 years ago.  I have a bunch of UFO's (Sadly, I bet these will not fit - bleh!) 

I plan to sew just for me.  Maybe not for 24 whole hours.  But I bet I can knock out a new top - one or two of these.  Without the pocket and with a monogram.  Channeling my Betty Draper ya know?

Or maybe some of these darling 20 minute skirts created by Disney of ~Ruffles and Stuff~

Since I am playing along with DeStash Along 2010 I plan to use what I have on hand.

I'll let you know how it goes.
Who's with me?


  1. Sounds like fun! Won't work for me this weekend, though. Too much to do to get the new garden ready. I have plans on a few more tops for me - selfish sewing :) Good luck and enjoy your crafting!

  2. Well this would work so much better during the winter months. With the warmer weather...I'm always out picking and/or gardening.
    Becky, plan one in November for doing our Christmas crafts and gifts and I'll join ya! ;)

  3. So, what did you make? I wanna see pictures!


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