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So, after twelve months, it’s become a firm habit with me to make a few purchases in support of our community. I wasn’t sure whether I’d continue the practice of reporting my purchases to you each month, though. Are you over this post series by now? Or is it still useful/interesting to see how it works for me each month? I’d love to hear what you think in the comments!*
Meantime, since it feels normal now, here are my acts of community support for January:
This month, I decided to focus on supporting bloggers whose work I’ve been reading for a long time.
I ordered a copy of Carina Envoldsen-Harris and Nicole Vos van Avezathe’s e-zine, Colour & Stitches. It’s a beautiful digital publication about embroidery, and this issue is filled with awesome tools and advice for choosing colors for stitchery projects. And like Carina’s blog, it’s filled with eye-candy.
I’ve reviewed some of Carina’s other digital publications before, and I always love supporting other indie publishers.
I also ordered my very own customized crochet hook from Lisa Clarke. I’ve read her blog, Polka Dot Cottage, pretty much since I started reading blogs. She used to do a lot of polymer clay work, but had taken a long break to focus on fiber arts. But she recently came back to poly with these embellished hooks, and I snapped one up. It feels absolutely lovely in the hand.
*I should say, I plan to continue this monthly project in 2012, even if you decide you’d rather not hear ongoing reports of it. So there are no wrong answers. :-)
Happy Monday, everyone! Later this week, I’ll have some craft-project-y things for you.