I felt like a kid trying to avoid doing her homework, but once I got to the Bio part of the Kickstarter project, I started having fun. (Too bad it was almost the last thing I had to write, but it’s better than not enjoying any of it). ( For those of you who don’t know, Kickstarter is, it’s a company that helps creative people get funding for a specific project. The funding comes from other people who want to support them and their work.) Luckily I had Jon’s expertise and experience to help me along (I could skip over the rules) and edit my writing. (He accused me of having lots of run on sentences and sentence fragments, which I was happy to have him correct). I wouldn’t want him editing my blog, but when it comes to the kind of writing that something like Kickstarter requires, I was happy to take all the help I could get.
My project is called “Reclaiming Vintage Hankies”. And it’s about saving and collecting and using Vintage Hankies to make my scarves, pillows, potholders and whatever else I can come up with. I won’t give away all the details (I still have to submit it and I’m sure I’ll have to make corrections) but I’m planning on making some note cards of my wall hangings to give as rewards to the pledges.
I’ll use the money I get to buy a new sewing machine and create and market the pieces I from the Hankies. I’m asking for $4000. I looked at a Viking Sewing Machine last week and Wow, what I could do with that! Who knows where it will take me!
So now I’m all excited about it. Tomorrow Jon and I will make a video to go with it (they say it’s good to have a video, which makes sense to me) then I’ll submit it. And surprisingly, I’m not even nervous about it. Either I’ll get the funding or I won’t. Oh but I hope I do…..