Hi guys! I just came back from a little tropical getaway with Dave and I’m frantically trying to get back into the swing of things before all the crazy Christmas activities start kicking in, so I thought today would be a great day to introduce something really special that I’m so glad to have discovered this year – We Make Collective.
We Make Collective is a bi-monthly creative materials kit created by an incredibly talented and creative lady Fran (who also blogs over at Fall for DIY) and it’s this beautifully smart way to get crafty and creative no matter who you are or what level of creativity you think you have. We Make Collective is premised on the idea that we all have the ability to be creative, because, as even the website says, “creativity is something we practice and learn…not something we’re gifted with.” – and I absolutely agree! Even if being creative is not your “thing”, spending time on a creative project every now and then can be so fun and satisfying for the mind and soul.
Every kit is different, focusing on a different creative medium, and with every kit you get access to an online members area where you find lots of clear, easy to follow projects and tutorials on how to use the materials in your kit.
Earlier this year I had the awesome privilege to join as a We Make Collective contributor for their second kit – the calligraphy kit. I’ve dabbled in calligraphy and handwriting here and there as an extension of drawing but I hadn’t done many projects with it, so it was a real treat to work with the calligraphy kit materials to develop something unique and different than anything I had ever made before.
I’m so proud of how my project turned out and am so happy that it’s helping to guide and inspire We Make Collective makers. If you were able to snag a December kit, you can access my full tutorial up on the We Make Collective members area along with all of the other amazing contributor tutorials (some seriously amazing projects!) to give you some ideas for things to make with your kit.
If you didn’t get this kit or are just learning about the Collective now, don’t worry! The next kit looks like its going to be a really good one. The February kit will focus on Natural Dying, Shibori and Batik, which is another medium I am dying to try out and am so glad that I’ll be able to get some inspiration (and instruction) about from the kit. This would make a great gift for that creative person in your life or as a little present to yourself for a more creative new year! We Make Collective is relatively new, which means there are SO many different types of mediums it has yet to explore. You can learn more about the collective and how to subscribe here.
What do you think about We Make Collective Kits? Are you going to sign up?
Thanks for stopping by!