In the winter of 2014, an idea popped into my head, to actually use some of the craft supplies I’d bought and try some of the techniques and crafts that I’d always thought about. I came up with a title, drummed up some interest with fellow bloggers, and dove in! That whole year I just picked things as I went, and a few other people joined in each month. For the next year, 2016, I decided to co-host with Rebecca at Hugs are Fun and we set up some general themes for each month, started a Facebook group, and created a link-up for people to share their work. It has been a fun two years, I’ve used up so many of my things and experimented with a lot of different crafts, and now I’m looking back at 24 different “try something new every month” projects!
If you’re wondering, I do not plan on actively pursuing a third TSNEM year in 2017. I love the project but I think I’d be dragging my heels to come up with something each month that was truly new. My heart wasn’t in it and excited, so I decided to take a break!