Monday, February 1, 2010

Made Right Guide's Craft Philosophy

If you've found your way through the maze of the internet here to Made Right Guide, you can probably tell at a glance that it's yet another craft blog. 

However, I have a few goals that I keep in-mind when I choose projects and features that I believe make Made Right Guide a bit different that a lot of craft blogs out there. Here, in no particular order, are some of the goals, assumptions, and ideas that make Made Right Guide what it is (and what it will become.) 

Most people do not have a large dedicate work area for crafting. That is why most of my projects are small in scale and should be able to be completed on a card table.  I you are lucky enough to have a large space set aside for crafting, that's great! You'll probably still appreciate a project that doesn't cover your whole worktable and half of the floor. 

Everyone has limited time. 
Keeping this in mind is a HUGE goal of mine. I want to share projects and inspiration that will help those who want a creative outlet in their lives, but are juggling family, work, and maybe even their own side business in crafting. 

Many people are unable or unwilling to spend a lot of money on crafting.
You won't find projects that require expensive tools or materials on this blog. I find that the best tools are often those that are well made, low tech, and do multiple tasks. 

You don't need a lot of stuff to craft and be fulfilled.
You can make fun, satisfying, and high quality crafts without a ton of stuff. More isn't always better. I strive to be satisfied with what I have and only purchase supplies and tools when I specifically need them for a project. My craft supplies and materials currently take-up half of a second bedroom and that is how I intend to keep it. 

Please understand that this is not a judgment saying that it's good or bad to have ample money, time, stuff, or space. Nobody should feel guilty for having an awesome studio, just like no one should feel bad about not having one. We can all craft side-by-side, trade ideas, and share our success and failures. So let's get busy!