Crafters know it's TIME for CRAFTING during those lion around days and they aren't sheepish about how they use their talents!
March is National Craft Month in the USA
With our economy in such disarray - maybe crafting or creating things with our hands and imaginations is just what we need to distract ourselves.
Read this recent article on MSNBC
Crafting: A Silver Lining in a Tough Economy
Looking for an outlet for your creativity? Crafting is bucking the economic meltdown. Here are the latest crafting trends you should know about.
Entrepreneur.com By Laura Tiffanyupdated 2:00 p.m. ET, Wed., March. 11, 2009
Visit Entrepreneur.com for more interesting information and ideas for the Entrepreneur in you.
There's soooooooooooooo many crafting & creative ideas - websites, blogs, etc. online - and over to the right along the side of this blog is a feed to "Inspirations" tips and techniques...take a link on over and browse around.
Here too are just the tip of the crafting iceberg of sites that may peek your interest during this month:
websites or blogs of interest
Arts & Crafts
Martha Stewart >> Crafts
Splitcoast Stampers Project ideas
Check out too the amazing Paper Crafting projects ideas from Scor Pal
remember as long as you have a "Scoring" tool or Bone folder tool you can do any of these
projects - print out the directions, and make note of folding markings and measurements for
the various projects.
and see too MelsStampz - 100 things you can do with your Scor-Pal
Visit Craft Critique - for honest reviews & commentary of crafting items and tools from real crafters
sign up for their newsletter too.
Other sites to visit during the month in no particular order
Craft shopping online
Create for Less
Printables / Crafts ready to print, fold and assemble
The Printing and Digital Crafting Mall
find Craft Projects and Printables at D.A.I.S.I.E. Company
Also check out Daily Crafter.com
Its a fairly new website/forums online for crafters. This is an excerpt quoted directly from website:
"DailyCrafter.com! The internet's friendliest craft forum community.DailyCrafter.com is the place to meet your favorite craft suppliers and manufacturers. Ask them questions. Get the dirt on upcoming craft news and events! It's also a great place for craft enthusiasts to gather and share their latest ideas and nifty new projects. Get inspired and make crafty new friends. What could be better?" http://dailycrafter.com
Visit your Local Public Library too - check out Crafting Books for FREE!!!
Find out what else is being Observed or Celebrated this Month
I hope you found some inspiration via the links - I welcome your feedback or comments ;-)