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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.

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bbchic1 4 years ago

Lorenb11 10 months ago

xXmusetteXx 5 years ago

wildcreationsDoes a hat count as clothes?

I’ve knitted myself a hat (see under learn to knit again).
I’m very pleased with it, but does it count as clothes? 11 months ago

helloelo 12 months ago


Yesterday I carried out a little maintenance on my machine. It had gotten very dusty, what with being locked away for months and then boxed for the move.
I haven’t yet found a home for my sewing things here, but I may do later today.

In the moving boxes I found the Sewaholic Renfrew pattern that I bought a while ago, so have decided to give it a go :)
I haven’t got a cheap knit in my stash to use as a muslin, but I plan on taking this one slow and referencing sewing blogs on how they did pieces of it; so hopefully it will be wearable on the first try! And being a knit, it should be pretty forgiving if I get the sizing wrong.

Today’s mission: cut out the pattern pieces :D 13 months ago

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I can already sew a little. I helped my mom sew my Easter dresses and things when I was little, then I took sewing lessons in my teens. I have made dolls and things and a few tops, but I’d like to make whole outfits from organic material and learn to dye them naturally. 20 months ago

dreamcatcherky 20 months ago


DouglasI am making progress

I and slowly learning about how to sew. I went to the Sewing and Enbroidery Expo over this weekend. I have also been looking at some books on fabric (e.g. “All About Cotton”, “All About Wool”).
My current plan is to make an apron for myself. I cook a lot and can always use another one. Still a ways off from making one since I don’t have a sewing machine yet. But I am giving this goal energy. 21 months ago

Andrea 23 months ago

niekoolienNot really

Not really for me. I have many nice ideas but not the patience to actually sit down and do it. I made a few clothes in sewing class, they didnt quite looked like what i had in mind. I’m never gonna be making my clothes. Maybe in the future i’ll make something again, but buying, borrowing and recycling seems to be my best way to go. 23 months ago

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