Introducing: I Made This!

I Made This JRS

Remember when you were a  kid & shared your creations with delight?


Maybe you even got to stick your art on the fridge for the whole world to see!


Let’s bring that joyful “show and tell” feeling back with…


I Made This!

What is “I Made This!”?: Each Monday here in the studio, I’ll invite you to share what you’ve made over the week before. It can be anything – a flower arrangement, a crocheted cap, a painting, a poem, a party, an outfit, a cake! Show what you made and tell us a bit about what the experience was like for you. What inspired you? What did you learn? How were you challenged? What did you love? And hey, if you want to share the inspiration, the pattern, the recipe, the kinds of supplies you used, we’ll all be the richer for it!

To Participate: Create an “I Made This!” post on your blog and add the direct link* in the Mr. Linky below. Be a sunbeam of love as you visit other makers, celebrating their creativity and sharing inspiration along the way. It would be great if you could also link back here as an invitation to other creative hearts to jump in and share. I’ve got a badge for you if you’d like to add it to your blog.

I Made This Badge

And please know, whatever you made doesn’t have to be perfect or beautiful or even finished – though it might be. I just want us to share what we’re creating with our hearts and with our hands and to remember how much fun it can be to say, “I made this!”

Let’s make this something wonderful!

*PS A direct link is when you share the address for the actual post instead of just your blog (e.g. instead of just


  1. Debbie says:

    What about those of us without a blog? Can we play too? And how would we share out accomplishments?
    I love this idea and it is just what I need!

    • Jamie says:

      Hi Debbie! Thanks for wanting to join in. First, let me encourage you to use this opportunity to start a blog! There are lots of great free and easy to use blog platforms and you could get started in a matter of minutes! I started on Blogger and still use it for lots of stuff. This way if you start you’ll have something to write at least once a week!

      If not, you could post a picture of what you made on something like Flickr and include in the description a bit about what it was like creating and link to there. Or even in words share what you created in the comments.

  2. I’m thinking outside the box a little with this assignment today. I thought of all kinds of ideas, but after months away from my visual journal, the creativity flowed onto my pages this morning, simply through tearing and glueing. I feel like I cheated a bit but the process was filled with openness and joy so I’m going with it. :)

  3. Susie says:

    I am excited about I Made This Mondays! Thanks Jamie. Trying out blogging from my iPad. Not sure how to make a link back yet using the blogger app, though. I am so ready for Spring temperatures and playing outside in the dirt. I am settling for playing inside in the dirt for now. I am currently fascinated with small gardens in containers. Love fairy gardens, too.

  4. nadia says:

    ok, jamie ridler! you got me again! years ago you inspired me through “wreck this journal” and the “happy project”. I have not posted in months and saw this nudge as a great opportunity to plunk something down. thank YOU for all your inspiration! have a wonderful tuesday! ciao!

  5. Laurie says:

    Oh this will be so much fun to play along with! I love seeing what others are creating and am always so amazed and inspired! Thanks for starting this, Jamie!

  6. I’m a day late discovering this, Jamie, but I looooooooooooooooove it! Will try to keep it in my brain to do Monday post with this in mind now :) Can’t wait to surf through and see everyone’s show n tell <3

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