Dear 43 Things Users,

10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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Make this dress (read all 17 entries…)
Have a deadline now

I’m going to a wedding in New York on the first of September, and I’d like an awesome dress to wear, so I will be trying to make this dress in the next three months. It may not be doable, depending mainly on how dense I make the embroidery.
The picture is from Alabama Chanin, and it’s designer stuff. Just the little red bolero is $485, and the dress is upwards of $1600. They sell a kit, so if I had $289 to spend on a dress, I could get the material precut and pre-stenciled, or get the stencil alone for $59.
Being both poor and very frugal, I have purchased some second-hand fabric for about $6 and will attempt to do the rest myself.


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