To kick off this whirlwind of creative energy, today I'm inviting everyone to take part in the first monthly creative challenge. Get your favorite craft supplies out, your creative caps on, and let's pay tribute to the first man in our lives... dear old Dad. The challenge is to create a Father's Day gift to honor the special father (whether it's your father, husband, grandfather, stepfather, father-in-law or other "dad") in your life, and preferably something that reflects what makes him special. I'm not limiting the genre of creativity, so no matter what your passion in life is, I hope you will share it - from jewelry design to painting, crocheting golf club covers to woodworking grill tools...all I ask is that your item be handmade (hand assembled in the case of jewelry or beadwork). Your entries can be sent to me via the contact form on this blog or my blog's new companion site - The Craft Factor where the public voting for this competition will actually take place. Please include a photo of your item, your shop name, a link to your shop page, and a brief comment about where your inspiration came from.
Let's get creative, spread the word to your crafty friends, and prepare for Father's Day all at the same time! I'm looking forward to seeing all of your wonderful creations!