Last year, as you probably know, because I kept banging on about it, I decided to dedicate the year to making myself a Prettier, Craftier Home. If you're new around these parts and/or you fancy it, you can read all about it here. So many of you have been so kind and supportive of my little homely efforts and I'm so glad many of you decided to play along with me.
In fact, a lot of you have told me that you are planning to play along this year too, so much so I'd decided to keep the PCH Page in place so anyone who wants to join in this year can do just that. Also, the Flickr PCH Group will remain open, so you can share pictures of your progress and egg each other on that way.
For my part, I'll be playing along too, albeit in a much quieter and 'off-blog' kind of way. I'll still be cleaning and decluttering this month and the list of jobs around the home is growing longer again. I'll keep you up to date with any crafty makes of course, but there'll be no regular monthly posts as before.
So what of this year? Well, for quite a few months now I've been wanting to find more time to work on my own patterns and more tutorials. I have lots of notes lounging around in notebooks that have never been typed up. I have pictures languishing in cyber folders, just crying out for directions to be added and on top of all that, I have many more embryonic pattern ideas floating around in my head waiting to be nurtured into life.
It's high time I made more time for these neglected notes and tentative tutorials of mine and so that is my plan for this year.
Well, I'd like your input too.
I quite often get comments or emails asking me where I found this pattern or how I made such and such thing and lately I've been telling you all, that it's a pattern I'm planning to write up or a tutorial I'm planning to post. So here's your chance to tell me which ones should be at the top of the list.
Which thing did you want to know how to make? What's the most popular?
The pictures in this post, for example, are all items on my list waiting for attention, but maybe you've seen something else somewhere on this little blog of mine that caught your eye? Don't be afraid to let me know.
How will it work?
My plan is this...
1. Peruse my blog, look through my projects, trawl my archives, what was that one thing that you wondered how to do?
2. Leave me a comment on this post telling me what your hearts desire. (Or send me an email - the link is on the left at the top.)
3. The top 5 ideas will be entered into a poll on this blog, where each month you'll get the chance to vote for your favourite.
4. I shall deliver the poll winner! (Barring natural disaster, family crisis or a case of the sniffles etc,)
Small print: The only clause in all this is that obviously I can only write up patterns and give directions for ideas that came from my own little brain. Anything that came for another will obviously not be something I can expand upon, so any of those requests will have to be discounted. (Although I'm happy to direct you to the relevant pattern/tutorial/blog that I used.)
Go to it my friends, I shall very much look forward to seeing what tickled your fancy!