Well this hasnt been the best year for us with lots of things happened that i do not want repeated for next year. I didnt think i’d accomplished much of anything this year due to illness, floods, ripping our house apart, renewing floors, kitchen and then just when i think were getting back to normal, illness strikes again. So i’m writing this year offffffff and really looking forward to next year. I apologise for being awall so much but it really has been one thing after another.
So all my well layed plans for 2012 are practically non – existant and to be honest without me going back through some of the post i couldnt think of what, if anything that i’d accomplished this year , i’ve missed so much time for felting and i hope that next year will be a lot kinder to me.
When i did look back i was happy to see that i had actually done a few things lol But Number 1 on my list was my word for the year ( Willingness) and i did start out being very willing to learn lots of new things but it came to a screeching halt early on in the year and it took a lot longer than expected to get everything back in order and then i was over most things and found it quite hard to get back to where i was.
So this is what i did do this year
i learnt how to make textile beads, that was actually one of my highlights as i thoroughly enjoyed that and i will be learning more about that in the new year,
I also finished an online course with Victoria Crowder Payne at Freedom of Stitch and loved that one to, this is my birds nest using stitch, yarn, pressed flowers and paint . Also my tree using paint and different stitches
I did start out doing the weekly taste but sadly gave up on that, although i still might look it all back up again for next year as i was really enjoying learning all the different stitches.
I made a couple of bags which arent finished yet, but i did finish some felted flowers
and i’ve made quite a few book covers, Zed and Heather completely inspired me to try these and i’m pretty well hooked on them
And my paverpol ladies or paverpollies are so fun to make that i will do the course next year to become a teacher and incorporate them into some felts, dont know how yet but i guess i’ll work that out as i go lol
I was also very happy and totally surprise to be the winner of one of Heathers gorgeous bags, it hasnt arrived yet but when it does i’ll take some pics to show it off. I was so excited to win her giveaway and i cant wait to recieved it.
I recieved some lovely surprise packages from Zed, Ann and Ruth, i know i’ve said thankyou but i just wanted to show them off to, Yours are still all on their way 🙂
And last but not least there’s our gorgeous girl Charlie who is just about to turn 1 year old, she’s been the absolute highlight of this whole year and such a happy well contented baby who happens to really love her nana lol
I hope you all had a Very Merry Christmas and wishing you all a brilliant 2013 xo