I keep thinking about someday owning a crafting studio. It's kind of a pipe dream since I don't have the money to open my own business, I will need to have constant income, and I have no business experience. One thing that I would like to do as part of a craft studio, is have time to craft for charities. One thing that I can do is start to do that myself. I can start to create items for different charities and donate what I make. I have a book called "Craft Hope" that is all about creating handmade items for different charities. I am planning on looking through it and see if I can plan a project or two and donate them. I know that there are a lot of different charities on the internet too. This is something that I have wanted to do, but never followed through. I really want to follow through this time.
One thing I would like to add to this is getting my community involved. I'm not exactly sure how to go about doing it though. I have thought about doing something with my church, but I have not exactly been attending. I have also recently thought about doing something at our town's farmer's market. One of the winter farmer's markets that we go to has a donation bin for handmade hats and mittens. I would love to maybe do something similar at the summer's farmer's market. What I would ultimately like to do is participate at the farmer's market and have people do a project while they attend the farmer's market as well as have a bin for drop offs. I have heard of having many people work on an individual square or an individual project so that many people's hands are part of this finished piece. This probably isn't a feasible endeavor, but it is something that I would like to think about. Maybe check out when this years knit out is and do something that day in town.
I have so many ideas, but I'm not sure that they are things that are actually feasible. As usual, I have goals/ideas, but don't know how to follow through. I am off to look through my "Craft Hope" book and hope that it inspires me to somehow follow through with my dreams/goals, or at least one of them.