So, what is this whole thing about? Well, I spend a lot of time trying to learn new skills. Call it DIY, call is self-sufficiency, call it ridiculous – it’s become a passion, hobby, and quest for new ways of living. Yesterday, the idea emerged to do something along the lines of Julie & Julia, the 100 mile diet or my personal favourite, Victorian Farm.
Starting on the summer solstice (June 21st), I will challenge myself to create something new every week for a year. This could be a smocked dress, this could be pickled eggplant, this could be a bicycle-powered generator, this could be paper. The idea is to make something that did not exist before, and to learn a new skill along the way.
Here’s how it will work:
1. You send me ideas of things to make! I veto the challenges I simply can’t wrap my head around, and put the rest in a hat.
2. Every Monday, I close my eyes, pick out a challenge, and post it here.
3. I spend the next 7 days completing this challenge, recording my adventures with pictures, stories, recipes, tips, and “how to”’s.
Here’s how you can be involved:
~ Follow my progress here, on ayearfromscratch.wordpress.com.
~ Send me challenges for the hat! Challenges need to be inexpensive (under $100), doable in a week and useful. Other than that, the sky is the limit. Be creative! This year is in your hands.
~ Take part in the fun! The how to’s, instruction guides, photos, narratives, etc will be written to help everyone take part in these activities in the comfort of their own homes.
Is this a little ridiculous? Yes. But life is meant to be filled with silliness and fun.
Thanks in advance for the ideas, support and cheerleading. It’s going to be quite the year.