Every year since 2009 I’ve assigned myself a yearly challenge, or six. This year I forgot all about it until about a month ago, when I decided to do a Half-Yearly challenge starting in June instead. Since the challenge I ended up choosing is crafty, I’m writing about it here as well as on my personal blog.
I came up with a few options, then couldn’t narrow it down further. So I posted on Facebook, Twitter, Ravelry and Reddit asking my friends to pick a number between 1 and 4. They didn’t know what they were choosing for (something I do quite often), but the options I had written down were:
1) Write a blog post every day.
2) Turn a cloud into a drawing every day.
3) Knit a mini alien a day.
4) Make an origami something a day.
As the votes came in, I realised that making 1 mini alien a day for half a year would result in more than 180 mini aliens. That’s a LOT. They sell really well when I do school fairs, but that is still practically an invasion of mini aliens. So I decided that if that option should win, then I’d make 2 a week instead.
When the voting ended, option 4 had 3 votes, options 1 and 2 both had 5 votes, and option 3 won with a massive 11 votes. So, with the plan to make 2 mini aliens a week, I drew up a page in my bullet journal to keep track of them. Which is when I realised that the start of June is not the start of the 2nd half of the year. Bit of a brain blip there. So I’m doing a Slightly-More-Than-Half-Yearly Challenge instead, and will be making 62 of these adorable little guys…