A Month of Craft Photos

Sometimes when I take my blog pictures I fall into a rut where I’m just documenting my crafts and not making much of an effort with the pictures. I don’t take my pictures creatively. I take them so they clearly show off my work. It doesn’t have to be an either or situation like this. There’s room for both kinds of photos. I just need to work on it so, after seeing some photo a day prompts for January, I decided to come up with a month of craft photos to practice.
Everyday in the month of February I am going to use this list to take a crafty photo everyday. I kept some of the days pretty abstract and vague so there are lots of options to play with. Each day I’m going to photograph my crafts, craft supplies, and/or craft inspiration, but most of the days can be interpreted in a variety of ways within the overall theme. I was originally just coming up with a list for myself so it was very knit-centric, but I thought it would be fun to invite everyone to play along so I’ve attempted to come up with a list that works for most crafts. I even threw in a 30th day so you can skip a day that doesn’t work for you.

A Month of Craft Photos
If you’d like to join in, I set up a group on Flickr for this so it will be easy to share photos. Please feel free to repost and share the photo prompt if you decide to give this a try.





41 responses to “A Month of Craft Photos”

  1. I’m definitely considering this challenge. Normally I wouldn’t stand a chance doing a photo every day, but as they would be based in or around the home, I could probably do this. I will think on it!

  2. Wow… this might be inspirational enough to get my pictures going. I am absolutely awful at keeping up with my visual aides… and so my blog suffers from the want of pictures. I might try this…. but no promises! (Too bad I can’t draw one everyday. That would be so much easier for me.)

    1. I think you could use most of these as drawing prompts. That’s actually a great idea for days when I can’t figure out what to draw for my 366 project.

  3. It sounds fun! I will give it a try. Hopefully, I can stick with it all month! Thanks, Andi!

  4. Oooh, this sounds like fun! I don’t have a Flickr account, so this may be the push I need to finally get one. Thanks for the great idea!

  5. Ooooh! Great idea! I may just jump in on this! 😀

  6. PS That flickr link is not working…

    1. Ack! Thanks. I fixed it.

  7. Phew! Found it. 🙂

  8. What a challenge! Sounds really interesting, I think I’ll join you!

  9. This is a great idea! I’ll definitely do my best to play along 🙂

  10. Great idea. I definitely need some umph. 😉

  11. This sounds like a good idea! Hopefully I can keep up 🙂

  12. Oh this sounds like a fantastic idea!! Gives me something else to post about during the month, thank you for the idea.

  13. What a great great GREAT idea! I just bought a new camera for my blog and was wanting to work on my photography. I am SO in!

  14. Hey Andi! Wanted to let you know that I blogged about this. All 4 of my readers will be sure to hop on board! 😉

  15. Posted about it on my blog… all 4 of my readers are sure to hop on it! 😉

  16. Love this idea – I think I’ll give it a go.

  17. Ooooh this sounds wonderful (and your prompts are great!). I’m not sure I’ll be able to commit completely, though, since I am basically only home when it’s dark (except the weekends), so it’d be all artificial light photos :/ I’ll try to think of a solution.

  18. YarnStash

    Oh this is such a great idea! despite my hectic schedule this may be a good way for me to take a moment to pause-and-craft. love it!

  19. Ooh this is great! I’ll blog about it tonight.

  20. I feel silly asking this, but someone else asked me too…what’s an “FO”?

    1. It stands for “finished object” and it might just be knitter’s slang. When you finish a knitting project you end up with some sort of new object at the end like a sweater or a hat, but “FO” is also used to refer to any sort of completed project.

  21. Great idea, I’m sure gonna give it a try:)

  22. Sound like fun and I can’t wait to see everyone’s finished objects and works in progress. Is there a twitter hashtag?

    1. I hadn’t really thought about twitter hashtags. Something like #MonthOfCraft is probably easiest, but I’m open to suggestions.

  23. I really love this idea and I’m so totally game. I needed this sort of challenge, so thank you for hosting it.

  24. I’m in! I’ll be back later! x

  25. This is an awesome idea. Totally jumping on it.

  26. Great idea. I’m giving it a go. 🙂

  27. Great idea! I’ve pinned it and will be blogging it as well. Count me in!

  28. this is a fantastic idea!!!!!! i’m joining in!

  29. REALLY looking forward to joining in! Thank you…xoxo

  30. Thanks to Kelly, I’m in.

  31. I’m a little late but definetly going to try to keep this up all month long, just going to have four pictures in my post tomorrow lol 😀 Thanks for the great idea. Can’t wait to see everyone’s.

  32. what do you mean by notions?

    1. Buttons, thread, pins, zippers, hooks and eyes, notions.

      1. thank you 🙂


  33. I love this idea! Unfortunately I found out about it too late in the month of Feb to join in. I’m wondering….are we allowed to do it in March..??

    1. You’re more than welcome to!

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