Try This at Home started with a quick review of my bookmark list. There were loads of sites bookmarked for inspiration, here and there were a few links to tutorial sites, and then of course, finds and shopping sites thrown into the mix along with some crafting business links. After a while of organizing them logically, I exasperately said to myself that there had to be a better way...
... et voila. Try This was born to fill a gap and have a place to put all that information into one site. I knew I wasn't the only crafter who not only was interested in making a part time business out of something they loved doing, but was always on the lookout for what others were doing for inspiration, surprise, and delight (which is usually accompanied by a small to medium hit on my checking account).
Try This at Home divides its content by the hat you choose to wear at the moment: the crafter or the shopper. From there, posts are broken down by specific categories designed to simplify getting the exact information you want. As of May 2007, we have also included a sidebar feature called "TTAH Recommends", a suggested reading list that is updated montly with books I have either purchased or checked out of the library and loved. Purchasing through this feature, which is powered by Amazon, helps balance out the cost of keeping this site alive.
If there are any features in the future that you would like to see, please send us an email at trythisathome[at]gmail.com.