Saturday, November 22, 2008

To Blog or Not to Blog...

Sooooo... here I am FINALLY!

I have often thought about starting a blog but I just wasn't sure if I should or not.

What would I say?

Who would care??

Where would I find that extra time in my already stretched waaaaay too thin 24 hour day???

And then I entered this fun contest sponsored by one of my favorite craft websites http://www.youcanmakethis.com/ -- and low and behold I was one of the chosen 50! "50 what?" you may ask... so I'll tell you! There is this great little competition going on to see who can make (yes, MAKE) their Christmas gifts for under $50. It is called "Thrifty for Under Fifty". I love a good challenge and coincidentally, I ONLY have about $50 left to spend on Christmas this year so it's a win, win situation for me!

Luckily I already have a HUGE stash of crafts (see Greg, I told you I would use all these fabrics & craft materials that I have been collecting that I just HAD to have) and I was really in the mood to make some Christmas presents this year.

Anyway, back to the reason I started this blog. This is how my team, and anyone else who cares, can follow my progress during the challenge. I will post photos of my progress and keep everyone updated on what I am making and how much moola I am spending in the process. Hopefully, very little since I already have so much on hand. And then, not only will those on my Christmas list get some great gifts handmade with love by moi, but lucky moi will hopefully have that $50 left over to go shopping (most likely at a craft store) when everything is said and done! Woo-hoo!!! Plus, I may even win $100 in the end -- even more spending money!!!

So, stay tuned to see what happens! Be sure to click on the link to the YCMT blog to read updates on what is going on with the contest. You may even win prizes just for following along! How cool is that!?!?!?!

3 comments:

Sarah said...

Adorable, Karyn! I can't wait to see what you come up with!!!

karmiclaw said...

Thank you Sarah!

jaimezee said...

great start karyn! i'm really excited to see what you make. maybe i'll find some inspiration here!