Friday, December 23

A Make A Month 2012 ~ Sign up Here!

I am again hosting the Monthly Make group for 2012 and hope you will join me. You can see some of the 2011 fabulous makes in the bottom left sidebar.  If you fancy committing to make at least one item every month then we this group is for you!!  Hopefully making a pledge will give us all a much needed kick up the butt and might even spur us into a frenzy of mad making!



What could I make you wonder? - Abso-bloody-lutely anything!! Knit, it crochet it, paint it, felt it, sew it, carve it, embelish it, play dough it, scrapbook it, stick it..... Making the bed or the tea dose not count! lol! The only 'rule' is that you display the group badge in your sidebar and that you post to your blog your handmade item during the said calendar month.

Everyone can join the Flickr January Group *HERE* if you want to upload your photos. For those of you that do not know Flickr or feels a bit scared - it takes you step by step and so it easy!

Every month there will be a new link to the next months Flickr Group.
And watch out in the next week or so for a craft giveaway that is sure to help you with you Monthly Make commitment!

Also new for 2012, we will be having a joint administrators for each month. Their role is to do at least one blog post about the makes of their month, check out the flickr group for their month / post about their makes / maybe pick out some pictures from the flickr group. It is their call but I am so looking forward to their months!

Miss January ~ Me!
Miss February ~ Natalie of Hungry Hippie
Miss June ~ Kandi of Kandipandi
Miss July ~ Rae of Felt by Rae
Miss December ~ Me!


PS. URL just means your blog address xx





142 comments:

Twinkle Star said...

Hiya I am trying to link up, but when I type in my URL and press enter it just comes up with an error code. It's probably me lol x

B.................. said...

I'm in

Twinkle Star said...

Yup - it was me lol! It has worked now! Thanks, Twinkle Star x

Jane said...

Hi i think ive linked up correctly and this is just what i need to get me back into crafting so i look foward to joining in x

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

I WILL GET THE BLOODY HTML BUTTON THE CORRECT SIZE EVEN IF IT KILLS ME! YOU CANNOT BELIEVE HOW BLUE THE AIR IS< DAMN TECHNOLOGY!!!!

Ali said...

Thanks for this - needing a kick up the bum to get stuff done xx Never been on flickr though - do I need to join that part or can I just post through my blog?? Thanks xx

VintageVicki said...

I'm on the list :)

Looking forward to my month too :)

*passes a large drink to Annie*

Sian said...

Got the email, thank you! I'll be there, and I love the thought that we can look ahead together all the way to the end of next year already x

Betty said...

I probably won't be up for this as am totally not coping with life! however, you are a brilliant motivator and we have New Year's Resolutions to consider .....

Saphy said...

now very confused by mister linky!!!!
however I will get there in the end. (I hope) I have so many projects in my head and a new sewing machine. so this will help to motivate me...

tazbride said...

Well, I fell a bit flat with posting my makes, although did well for the first 3 months in the 2011 one. Gonna try a bit harder this year LOL. I have been working though cos I have blogged some things I have worked on http://inspiredbrides.blogspot.co.uk

Mary Ann said...

Hi Annie

I linked. It was great last year because I knew I had to make at least one thing a month. I haven't posted my December make yet so I better get busy:)

scrappyjacky said...

I'm afraid I didn't do very well with keeping this up last year....but I'm going to try harder next year!!!!

SilverNikNats said...

Oh motivation just what I need!

Dazie said...

I was rubbish last year, made stuff and didnt link it up very well norty me. However I shall do my very best to do better this year miss felt fairy I promise xx

Dazie
x

Beatnix said...

Thanks for running this again! I was going great guns last year until my mum took ill in April. When I lost her in June it totally threw me but I'm starting to get back into the swing of things again and it'll be great to have the motivation to get back to my crafts properly! You're a star!!!

Kirsti said...

I'm in...after the last few months of being idle(family bereavements)...I definitely need a kick up the butt and I will have a brand new craft room to play in...yippee....x

Debs said...

Hi Annie, I think this will spur me on to think of some new things to make - count me in!

Sandie said...

I've struggled this year and am behind with everything I started. But a New Year is ahead and I am ready for a brand new start. Count me in, looking forward to getting creative.

Mrs A. said...

Ok all linked up. hugs Mrs A.

Jan Quigley said...

I have HUGE plans for next year with lots of 'making' involved so this sounds like just the right group to join. :-)

Sandra said...

I am looking forward to joining in with this challenge very much.

The Vintage Gardener said...

I'd like to join in again please Annie.

Letticeleaf said...

Love the idea, however to idle to sign up!

Thanks for your comments on my blog Annie - you are such a super star. LLX

Pene said...

I'm in I loved doing it this year although I started well then lost momentum later on. Next year I promise to do better lol maybe that could be my new year resolution?
Big Hugs Pene x

delia hornbook said...

Hi Annie, its a lovely idea but i won't join in as i don't want to add pressure to myself, but i will enjoy seeing what everyone makes. Have a wonderful christmas, dee xx

Angelfish said...

I'd love to join you all this year, if you'll have me. I saw the challenge button on Sian's blog, about half way through last year, but didn't follow it up!
Fiona x

thesnailgarden said...

Hi Annie, I have really enjoyed taking part in the "A Make A Month 2011", so I have joined up again for 2012. Thank you for arranging this. Best wishes, Pj x

Mimi and Tilly said...

I'm in Annie, pressed the button before I had time to think about it! Thanks for your gorge message on my blog. You're one of my favourite people and am wishing you beautiful things for 2012! If I was closer I'd be popping over with a Christmas card and some short cake right about now! Big hugs, Em xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

raphaele42 said...

I'm in as well. It seems my comment didn't go through yesterday, I try again. Anyway I'm sure it will be fun and thank you Annie for organising this.

VintageVicki said...

Right have saved all the pics - just need to add them to my sidebar now.

Looking forward to seeing what everyone makes next year :)

Saphy said...

ok, I need help. I go to Mr Linky and I dont know what to do next? can anyone help??

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

HI SAPHY, YOU ARE NUMBER NINE! YOU ARE ON THE LIST LOVE ANNIE X

KraftyKaren said...

This looks fun and hopefully will help me to get back to doing more needlecrafts in 2012.

Karen x

Shirl said...

I started off so well last year but by April I started to flounder. I'm signing up for 2012 in the hope that my crafting mojo will return! xxx

Gem said...

I am going to put myself in for this in the hope that it will be better than my attempt last year which was pretty poor - I failed miserably. However 2012 is going to be a better year :) x x x x

skyblupink said...

Happy to join you!

Kandi said...

I'm in! Gonna get my arse in gear and get making this year!
Hugs chicken
Kandi x

Rae said...

Squeal! I am so excited to be Miss July!

And now that the nice IT chaps at work have mended my beloved laptop I will be get all linked up over the Xmas break and be back blogging with all guns firing in the new year!

Rx

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

I will try my best next year - bet I still forget to upload to Flickr though!

seaside sundae said...

Hi, I've just joined up. I haven't made many creations this year, this will be a good motivator. Kerry x

Sharon said...

Well, I've taken the plunge and linked up to this ~ hopefully it will give me the motivation I need to get off my bum and actually start making some things LOL

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Hi, I have just found your blog and I have decided to join in on your Monthly Make and my hope is to create somethng small each month that is not a quilt ... January is going to be a dress for my 2 yo... I have never sewn a dress before! Thankyou and have a wonderful Xmas. Hugs, Sharon

Janine said...

This sounds a great idea - I've linked up. Merry Christmas everyone x

Betty Lou said...

Count me in for 2012. Look forward to trying some new projects or maybe more aprons, pincushions or something yet to be disclosed.

Elly said...

hopefully this works, I'm looking forward to the monthly challenges - I really need a 'kick start' to get things done.

Becky J said...

I have really enjoyed following 2011's monthly makes on other blogs so I'm delighted to be able to take part in the coming year's projects. I am also sure it will be the 'kick up the butt' I need to get me crafting! Off to join the flickr group now.
Becky x

Annie said...

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, look forward to seeing you in the new year.
Ann x

mad about bags said...

i'm joining in again this year Annie and am hoping to use the kick up the bum to make some wonderful and lovely things for our home!!!!
thanks tracy

RuthB said...

I'm in.... and eager. Hopefully I can keep up. :)

Rhonda G said...

I think this would be great fun. I added my link. Thanks for hosting this.

Pretty Petal Handmade said...

So sorry, linked up then couldnt comment for some reason! So looking forward to taking part in 2012 as I read so many lovely posts about this in 2011.

x

Rosa Lily (Pen) said...

Am going to try this, looking forward to getting started! xx

Carolyn Phillips said...

I didn't know about this until now, but I've just reviewed last year's makes on my blog and I did things every month, so I suspect that I will do so again this next year and look forward to seeing what other people are making.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Sounds like a great idea, I'm looking forward to being part of this challenge! Thanks for organising it.

Jsoosay said...

Ok I joined. I had to think about it because I'm a little scared to commit sometime but I do need a good push to get things done.

KC'sCourt! said...

Oooops! Forgot to leave a comment - sorry!
I thought I would join - I have all that pretty coloured felt I purchased a while back - must make somethng with it!
Julie xxxxxxxxxxx

hart44 said...

Hi Annie :)
I am going to keep up with the monthly makes in 2012.
I am starting a new job that is going to allow me time to sew :) :)

♥♥ Liz ♥♥ said...

Hi Annie

I'd love to pay along. looking forward to seeing what all these crafty ladies make every month :0)

I'm Nicola... said...

I have just signed up! I love being crafty and one of my new year's resolutions is to do more and I think this will give me the perfect incentive. Roll on 2012 :)

KatieQ said...

I'm ready to commit to making something new every month, or be committed if I don't start using up all of the craft supplies I have been hoarding.

tillymintboutique said...

Looking forward to seeing everyone's makes :-)

♥ emma bear forever ♥ said...

Yay, all signed up at number 66 xxx

Wrightboysmum said...

Looking forward to next year and all the inspiration. Happy New Year.

joanne said...

I have watched 2011 monthly make and enjoyed everyone.
Now I can't wait to join in, but am a bit apprehensive as I have have only just re-found my sewing machine after 15 years!!

Christals Creations said...

Ohh. I almost managed to post all my things last year, (this year still), I have a couple I think I missed but def up for the challenge again. :o)

Melody said...

I've only just discovered your fabulous blog. I think the monthly make is a great idea so I'm in too.

Kristen said...

I'm trying to get your HTML button on my blog, but I can't seem to get it to work yet...maybe because it is New Years?! I can't wait to get started! :)

Helen said...

I am really looking foreard to being a part of this. Thanks so much for the opportunity!

Sue said...

I have signed up, sometimes you just need that extra boost, Thank You for hosting this.
Happy New Year.

Christals Creations said...

Bloger wont let me copy nd paste. Tried yesterday and today. I'll try agin in the week. Xx

whatktmadenext said...

I'm in! I have the button, I just need to decide what to make for January!

moonstruckcreations said...

What a great idea - count me in please!

Helenxx

hafza said...

Hi...I've just found your blog and signed in to join the group. Looking forward to share my 2012 projects... Thank Q. Wish everyone Happy New Year!!

famfa said...

I willdo it. I did most fo last year but struggled towards the end. I promise to try better this year. HAPPY 2012.

D y a said...

That's such a great idea. I love it that other hobbies, like beading, decoupage etc. can be included as well.
So I'ld love to join and have put the button in my sidebar.
Thanks for organising this. Now I'll try to link-up.

Country Girl said...

I'm joining you this year - it'll be a kick up th ebum to get to actually finish things!

The Krafty Cupcake said...

Ooh - don't know how I nearly missed this! I'm in. Happy New year to you and all x Sue x

Claire said...

Meant to join this before Christmas, please count me in x

Tracee said...

Hi, I've just signed up. Great idea Annie to get all of us motivated.

Gill at Lucy Locket said...

Hi, thanks for organising, I've lost my creative mojo over the last couple of years, hopefully this will give me a bit of motivation! Would love to join in.
Gill x

Faye said...

I'm in! Lets hope I do better than last year!!

Jessica said...

So excited to be part of this! I also love being able to see what others have posted!

Jessica said...

Very excited to take part in this and see what everyone else comes up with!

GiddyStuff said...

This is such a fab idea, i'd love to join in x

Elaine said...

I ummed and ahhed about joining when I first saw this blog post as I wasn't sure whether I'd be able to keep to this deadline and having a target to stress me out didn't seem a good thing!

However ..... I think I need the incentive and the New Year has made me think that I need to have a go!

Mind you, some of the things I normally make are long term projects like larger cross stitch pictures. However, I will aim to make sure a smaller thing gets done every month :)

moleymakes said...

I must admit to dithering about this myself but then I thought, why not.

Hoping to keep up with this :)

Annie said...

Like Elaine I saw this a few days ago and wasn't sure whether to commit and then I thought hey, I make stuff all the time, I just don't always blog about it, so I'm in and hoping the challenge will help me focus more!

Annie said...

Sorry, no idea how it happened but I seem to be on the list twice ... eek!

Cheryll said...

I'm in too... anything that helps to keep you motivated is a good group to belong to. Cheers :)

Cybèle said...

Nothing like a new year to sign up to a new project. I like the sound of this one - I probably do make one project a month but often forget to blog about it, and my resolution is to use my blog a bit more. This will give me a much needed push!

Habbie tot said...

Hi there, had a really busy year last year and my crafting fell by the wayside. I now have a new house to decorate and this is the perfect excuse to make things! I've already started Januarys!

I can't link with the make a month badge, it says there is an error, I'm new to this - help!

Looking forward to seeing what I do as well as everyone elses ;-)

Jo said...

Oh this is exciting I so need a little help with my productivity so I'm in. looking forward to it yay,
Jo x

Scrabbles Roses said...

I'm completely new to the blogging (and crafting) world so this is the kind of thing I was looking for to join in. Rather excitedly, I have already done my January's.

Ma Larkin said...

Have completed first project (chunky scarf) so thought what the hell give it a go. Not sure if I am truly up to it though!

Carol said...

Might Help me get some things
finished this year. Hope I can
stay on track with this.

Libertybelle said...

I love to join in - this is just the kick start I need!

M-J said...

What a great idea! I think this will be a fab way for me to try new crafts, can't wait to get started and get inspiration from others. Thanks for running this. M-J x

Paper Cadillac said...

I'd love to join in with this, just the motivation I need! I've added my URL and everything...just hope it works! :)

Fay aka Beautifullily said...

Have just come across this and I'm so up for it! A great challenge.

Wendy said...

this is exciting - something that I hope will keep me on track with lots of other hopes for this year

ninav said...

Hi, I've added my URL but as I'm new to blogging couldn't figure out the bit about adding your code to my 'HTML gadget'? I looked in the help section but it was explaining about linking up to advertisers to earn money!? Anyway I shall link up to the Etsy group & am excited to see what everyone (including myself...lol) makes...what an inspirational 'girl' you are ;-)
NinaV

Fiona said...

Have just found this and think it is a great idea, so have signed up.

GlassBeadArt said...

I just found this and signed up immediately... I do need reminders ( kicks ) to get me going and keep up working ;-)

Calamity Crafts said...

Yay count me in - I never realised that blogging could be so much fun - love seeing what others make and this will keep me motivated to make new things! :) Vikki

terri said...

Hi there, I've signed up in the hope that it will give me the boot in the backside I need to both craft, and keep up with my new blog!

Fingers crossed :)

Quirky Boots said...

found this via jumbleberries blog, what a fab idea i will certainly be joining in, so i will blog about this shortly :) x

Dinki Dots said...

Hi - I've just signed up!!
Maria x

handmadebyclairebear.com said...

I'm in, it'll give me a kick up the bum!

1940's knitter said...

I'll give it a go :o)

Amy @ Blanche and Lola said...

Just signed up now, what a great idea! Very excited although not long to get my first monthly make in - need to get thinking! xxx

Shirazza said...

Ok, so i am joining reaaaaaaaly late!!!!

But, I am joining up. I realy do need motivation to make something every month with my stash and hopefully this will be it!!!

slowlaneblog.com said...

Hello, I have been looking for something like this since the end of last year. I have added my name to the list. Going to check out the Flickr album shortly just adding the link Button onto my Blog

slowlaneblog.com said...

Hello again, Just realized my link is wrong! It should be http://slowlaneblog.com not slowlaneblogspot...don't know how that happend

JayNic Knit Knacks said...

oh gosh, i suppose that joining now only leaves me a while to get something made :(

Cordelia said...

Hey Annie, I have signed up and put a clicky box on my blog. Hope I have done everything right, just got to remember to make something now!!!!

Well for the rest of the year I mean.

Cxx

Kezzie said...

Hi Annie! This sounds like a great pledge! I'm hoping that I understand right, that I just need to make something craft each month and blog about it. I've put the button on my sidebar (first time I've been able to do this!!! I'm a bit of an ICT idiot!) For example, I've made some writing paper and envelopes as a set out of some old maps- does that count?! Anyway, thanks for the fun pledge idea! Tis nice to meet you as it were!

Jane said...

Hello Annie, thank you so much for setting this fun pledge, it is just the right kick up the b.o.t-tom that I have been waiting for :)
~*~ X ~*~

Becky said...

I'm a brand new blogger so I hope im doing this right, cant wait to get started x

Nathalie said...

I just discovered your Monthly Make challenge though Sian's blog and I loved the idea!!! I am signing up to participate (even though I only have only a few days left for January:)

Lace hearts said...

Just saw this and would love to join. Blogged about my January make yesterday so will link up and join the flickr group.

Taryn said...

I'm a little late, but I'm in! Luckily I have my January finish done!

Janice said...

Just squeezed in there. Looking forward to at least 12 handmade lovelies then......!

Tangled by Magda said...

What a fantastic idea! I've got few things made in January, lets hope I'll manage to upload photos, never done that before. Thank you

Debbie said...

I'm a bit late for January, but will start from tomorrow. This should give me an incentive to keep on top of birthday and other gifts!!! Thank you for organising.

Cheryl said...

Cutting it real fine, but I've a few makes for January, already. I think. Love the idea. Thanks for organizing.

Janine said...

I got off to a very late start this month but the monthly make has really motivated me to get at least a couple of things finished! Thank you :)

Janine said...

Finally got a couple of makes in! Thanks for the deadline - it really helped :)

Sutleress said...

I've joined and got something i could put on my blog for jan as not done so (i know its feb). I finished something today and started something else, so feb is going well

Sutleress said...

Mister linky is a pain- why do you have to pay for everything, just so you can link up. And i couldn't find the monthly make on the list. Am i doing something wrong. Is there any way of doing it without paying?

seamstress said...

I have signed up as I make something nerw nearly everymonth anyway, my problem will be writing about it!

Leanne said...

found this nvery late, but I am joiniunbg in!! will need to catch up!!

Leanne x

Linda said...

Wow. You have lots and lots of comments here. Thank you for the link party and the challenge. I have been doing something every week since ... well, not that long really... a few weeks. ha ha Anyway, I'll join in on the fun. I also am following you now. Perhaps you'll want to pop over to the blog that my sister and I have. Best wishes, Linda

Maria Ontiveros said...

I just joined up! Better late than never. I really apprecite the push to get some projects done.
Rinda

Alison Emily said...

Hi Annie I would love to join i knpw its march but just found your blog through lace hearts. I have copied over the pic using the html (not sure how) which siys ive taken the pledge but i cant seem to join not sure how. is my URL the blogspot address or is it my email address they are very similar and whats &#39 bit it keeps asking me to add love ali

Mother of four said...

OMG!!! Its a phenomenon that no one has told me about! Very pleased to be amongst the secret society of monthly makers.... I don't know what I have signed up for but... am very pleased to do so... Four children and a handmade business don't keep me busy enough... Oh and making Pillowcase dresses for charity too... ;-)

Mrs Thrifty said...

I am late - I know - but would love to join in x

Lisa :) said...

I LOVE this idea and just signed up!! I'm trying to improve all my crafting for 2012 and think this is great inspiration!!!

Little Home Bird Crafts said...

I've signed up which means I will definitley be buying more felt from you felt fairy!!

Lynn Holland said...

Hope it's okay to join.
Thanks
Lynn
One I Made Earlier Today

Tracy ~ If I Knew You Were Coming I'd Baked A Cake said...

First time for everything I will put my thinking cap on and join in. Tracy x

SENCO Cat Herder said...

Better late than never and now I can try hard for the next 4 months and hopefully be ready for the 2013pledge!