January challenge - New year, new skills
Try something new! Mend in a way you haven’t tried before. Or try something new when maintaining something you already own. Find a tutorial and try it out!
February challenge - Visible mending
Sashiko? Embroidery? Kintsugi? Big happy patch in a contrasting color? Make the mend the focal point.
March challenge - Pretty up the leftovers
Raid the fridge or your craft stash and make something awesome from leftovers.
April challenge - Maintain what you have
Take care of what you have before there is a problem. Wash your clothes before putting them away. Freshen up your furniture. Give your wooden utensils some love. Take care of that stain before it becomes permanent. (Or just embroider something fun over it, I’m not the boss of you.) Whatever needs some extra love and care right now.
May challenge - Face your old nemesis
You know that one item that’s been sitting in the mending pile for ages. Yes that one. Go deal with it!
June challenge - Share your skills
Share the link to your favourite tutorial OR create your own mending tutorial for Lettucecraft.
August challenge - Back to school/work
Do you need a new whatsit or could you mend or spruce up something you’ve already got?
September challenge - Make a plan
Sort the mending pile/basket/what have you and try to decide on an order to do things in. What would you like to have mended first? What can wait? Are there items you can fix at the same time?
October challenge - 10 minute challenge
It literally would take you 10 minutes to fix, at the most. So why has it been sitting in the “to be dealt with”-pile for mumble mumble months/years/decades? Do the thing!
November challenge - Beyond fixing?
Sometimes it’s not possible to mend, but try to turn it into something useful. Can you use it to mend something else? And if it’s truly reached the end of its lifespan it’s perfectly ok to toss, or recycle if that’s an option.
December challenge - Festive mending
Decorate the mending pile with tinsel, do some holiday inspired mending, or something completely different?