In a post earlier this week, you read about some goals and plans for the new year, one of which was a Project 52 that I started planning just before Christmas. I always loved the idea of a Project 52 and wanted to do one for myself; however, I could never decide which type of Project 52 I wanted to do – projects, photographs, something new each week, etc.
After considering my favorite posts on the blogs I follow and considering my personal goals for this year, I decided that a crafting Project 52 would be right up my alley. I’m always crafting up something, so I might as well add some order to all that creative madness, right? I was largely inspired by Elise Blaha Cripe's 26 Projects.
Even though I had a plan in place before the holidays, I really wanted to make certain I was ready to commit to the challenge. I certainly create more than 52 craft projects in a year, I just wasn’t sure I was ready to commit to all the photography, writing, step-by-step instructions, supply lists, links, etc. Usually, the latter is more work than the actual project! But, after tossing the idea around in my head for a few weeks (and, incidentally, building an even bigger collection of projects in the process) I decided the project was a go!
WHAT’S IN A NAME | After toying around with some names, I mentioned to Nate that I that I was trying to come up with a fun name for the project. Something short, maybe an acronym. And it definitely had to include the number 52. And maybe include Green Horned Unicorn. After about two seconds, he responded, “How about the GHU52?” My response? “I LOVE IT!”
GHU52 | The GHU52 is a personal, creative challenge to myself to create 52 DIY/craft projects in 2012. As you've probably figured out, the projects can be anything craft or DIY related - ranging from general crafting to crochet to sewing to painting to pretty much anything I can dream up. Since I typically share a lot of scrapbooking inspiration, I’m going to avoid sharing any of that as part of the GHU52, unless I come up with something really special and creative. Some projects will be grand and labor intensive, while others might be quite simple. I’m going to go with the flow and see where it takes me!
Here’s what you can expect - each week (or so) I will post a new GHU52 project. When possible, I’ll include photos, step-by-step instructions, supplies and applicable links. Sound good? Check back soon for the reveal of my first project!
I'll give you a hint, it's fuzzy, warm and made a certain adorable girl in my life quite happy :)