Thursday, January 13, 2011

Patron of the Craft

Recently there was an interesting post about sustainability and free over on the CraftyPod blog. One of the issues she raised (and to really greatly oversimplify it), is that although non-monetary goodies (like comments on a blog) is nice and appreciated, money is also nice and appreciated.

And because of that post I decided today to do something to monetarily support a member of the online creative community.

I rejected the idea of buying something on etsy since I'll be moving within a year and I don't want yet another thing I need to ship off or throw away. Then I flirted with the idea of sending a blogger I admire a few bucks via Flattr. But then an interesting comment on that post by Kirsty Hall mentioning "patron to the arts" got me thinking... I have $10. There's no reason why I can't actually sponsor a crafty project. Sooo....

I have $10 burning in my PayPal account. I'd like to use that money to sponsor a crafty project by a crafty person.

A short project. One that will take you maybe an hour. If the end result is something that will be posted online for free then that's even better!

If you're interested in being considered for a $10 sponsorship (who doesn't love an extra $10!) just send me an email to thea.yarnstore gmail dot com with your crafty idea. The deadline to send in an email is January 27th, 2011.

I will of course post about the results ...



  1. Fun idea, Thea...interested to see what it brings.

  2. Thanks Jan! I've already had one applicant, and I'm looking forward to getting more!

  3. I just wanted to say that this is a wonderful generous idea! If nothing comes up... check out this post from my friend Judy -

  4. Now thats a fun idea! I wish it would be me, but I haven't been creative ever since the baby joined our world!

    I hope you will find some great crafters!

  5. Oh that was me.. from hahaha