She has set herself the challenge to support a different maker each week for the entire month of May. Not only will she have some awesome new projects to work on, she will also be helping to encourage and support independent makers and designers by buying their patterns/goods and showing them that their time and talent are valuable.
In her case, and mine, it is sewing-related, but I extend the challenge to you in a wider context: this month, whether it is just once, or once a week, spend a little bit of time and/or money and support a maker. Whether it is a local musician, a road-side pie stand, a small scale food producer or an independent artisan... pick something that you love and support it. Buy something that they produce, spend some time talking to them about what they do and why they're passionate about it, and then tell someone else about them.
Personally, I have been wanting to make a scrap quilt to use up some of my stash, so I chose for my purchase this week to buy the pattern for Fresh Lemons' Starfall quilt. I love the idea of having a bunch of different sized star blocks... it looks like it will lend itself really well to my weird array of scraps! Plus it's a great exercise in scale... I have scale on the brain right now as the MMQG charity project for next year is going to be centered around that theme.