Ode to National Craft Month + New Blog Hop

All March long we celebrate National Craft Month and what our chosen passions have brought to our lives.

It’s sometimes with great thought and sometimes on a whim that we embark down a new path. It’s how we learned to knit, spin, create jewelry, weave, crochet, sew, quilt, and beyond.

We’re celebrating with stories about how crafts can improve your health and tales of why we learned in the first place.  It’s also inspired a little poem that we like to call Craft Evolution.

CRAFT EVOLUTION

Don’t become a crafter, that’s the warning that I got.
But I didn’t listen, and now I craft a lot.

My house is full of bins, drawers, boxes, and more,
With fiber, paper, fabric, and beads, it’s becoming an eyesore.

They said I’d be inspired, that I’d be hooked from the start,
That I’d come back again and keep making works of art.
No truer words have been spoken, they were so right,
I craft as often as possible, morning, noon, and night.

Knit and purl with knitting needles, bead a bracelet or two,
Weave beautiful pieces, and spin something new.

Hammer to texture jewelry, double crochet a ton,
But for the history behind it all, needlework is the one.

There are never enough hours, the days are too short,
But I always seem to fit it in, I am happy to report.

My closet is full of tools and my heart is full of delight,
Each time I think about crafting, I know my future is bright.

Enjoy loving and sharing your passions this National Craft Month and all year long.

More About Our Blog Hop

Speaking of loving our passions, our creative team put together a fun blog hop for you this month! If you aren’t familiar, a blog hop is a group of blogs that participate in writing around a shared theme. You can then hop from blog to blog to learn and explore all sorts of new ideas and perspectives.

We decided to throw a blog hop in honor of National Craft Month, and this year our theme is “What craft would you take to a desert island?”. On each day listed below, visit that website and scroll through the most recent blogs posted until you find the latest blog hop post. Click and enjoy hopping around!

March 1 – Interweave.com
March 4 – Sew Daily
March 7 – Crochet (Interweave)
March 11 – Jewelry (Interweave)
March 13 – Weaving (Interweave)
March 15 – Cloth Paper Scissors
March 18 – Knitting (Interweave)
March 20 – Spinning (Interweave)
March 22 – The Quilting Company
March 26 – Needlework (Interweave)
March 29 – Beading (Interweave)

Cheers,
Tiffany

Ode to a Craft Evolution - Poem for National Craft Month

Originally published March 18, 2018 but updated recently.