Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Craft Along with GIY


I'd like to try something new here on GIY - a craft-along. Each month, I will work on a craft project with a particular theme, and I will invite all of you to craft along with me. At the end of the month, I will post my completed project, and you can share links to your project.

For January, the project theme will be Pets. You can interpret this broadly:
  • knit a sweater for your dog
  • build a window platform for your cat
  • paint a name plaque for your hamster cage
  • make decorations for your fish aquarium
  • sew a bed for your pet
  • decorate a box for your pet toys

You can participate even if you don't have a pet of your own.
  • make pet-themed jewelry
  • paint a pet portrait for friend or family
  • draw a pet cartoon

Or any other project that fits the Pets theme. Creativity is encouraged! :)

I will be making dog beds out of a pair of end tables I found at a thrift store.


Anyone interested in joining me in this craft along?


24 comments:

  1. Craft along is a wonderful idea! Not sure I'll join because my hands are full at the moment, but I'll definitely follow what you and your other readers will create.

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  2. Ooo, Bane! I like this idea. When school starts I won't have much time to follow along with some of the larger projects, but the small ones I might be able to do.

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  3. Ooo, sign me up very interesting. I think this is an awesome idea. I'm more than happy to participate.

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  4. You can sure as hell bet I will draw some dogs. I live in a dorm and not allowed to have pets, and I'm crazy about dogs. You have motivated me :P

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    1. That stinks, no pets allowed. :(

      I look forward to seeing your drawing!

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  5. I really love the idea of crafting for your pet, but unfortunately I don't own any and no nobody to craft for. Or do you have any fancy ideas for fish?! ^^

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    1. Aquarium decorations! When I had a Betta, I put little tombstones in his tank and stuck a spooky fence decal on the glass. (I kinda miss that little guy.)

      Or how about making/decorating an aquarium stand, or sewing a mat for under the aquarium?

      Or sewing a fishtail skirt? :D

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  6. Excellent fun, thanks for asking us to play along!

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  7. Sounds fun. Don't think I'll be able to participate in this one though.

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  8. Such a great idea! I'll see how my month goes but I'll definitely enjoy everyone's crafts!

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  9. I will participate in as many as I can come up with a decent idea for - striking a blank on this particular one, but I'm sure that won't always be the case! lol

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  10. This is awesome! I have no pet but I'll do something for a friend's pet, as you suggest in this post. :D

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  11. I love this idea! I'm a new reader, but I'd love to follow!

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