January Featured Crafter

Lisa McFee is keepitcrafty’s January’s featured crafter. Never thinking about crafting as a business, for McFee it was just a part-time thing.

McFee’s daughter owns a small home business making handmade pillowcase dresses, burp clothes, bibs and other items. Deciding to attend a craft show, but didn’t have enough merchandise to fill the booth, she invited Lisa along. “While I was helping, I could make a few bucks for myself. That’s how I got started.”

After seeing beaded flip-flops at a market in Dallas, costing $100 McFee thought, “I could make those.” Glad  she did, she’s gotten a lot of compliments on them. She also makes Barbie tote bags, and sleeping bags.

Although she doesn’t consider herself a creative person, because she copied what she like, Lisa loves picking out different beads. No two pair of flip-flops are alike. She loves making the tote bags for little girls, and consider it her best work. “Sewing just makes me happy!”

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National Hobby Month

January is National Hobby Month. After the holidays, it’s a great opportunity to start a new hobby, revive or further an existing one.

Start by choosing a hobby or craft. It could be as simple as something you like to do, or have always wanted to do if you had time. There are so many avenues to explore painting, sculpting, jewelry making, scrapbooking, sewing and more.

After you’ve pin pointed your hobby or craft, make time for it. Just like New Years Resolutions, if you don’t make time for your hobby, it will fall into to the abyss ‘Great things that never happened.’

Find others who participate in your chosen hobby or craft, and plan a party, or meetup. Connecting with others to talk, exchange ideas, or craft together makes it that much more enjoyable.

What are you waiting for? There are hobbies to explore, and crafts to be made! Happy National Hobby Month.