Here's what i've been up to during the last twelve months ...
I was knitting like crazy ... mittens, bags (that's still a WIP) and fabric for felting. I also bought my first bag from Nicsknots, those bags have become something of an obsession!
FebruaryThis was the month I really got into enamelling. I tried all sorts of techniques. It was great fun and I keep meaning to do more. I really would like my own kiln then I could dabble whenever ...
MarchI did my first ever ATC swap and loved it. ATC is an Artist's Trading Card, my first one was made from printed felt. I also went to the Fashion, Embroidery and Stitch Show at the NEC in Birmingham ... and spent a fortune!
AprilI took place in a 'Round Robin' Necklace swap, working with two other makers to create three different necklaces. I also had a few lovely days away in York ... but kept blogging!
MayMay was a very creative month, another ATC swap, lots of jewellery, including a ring I made for the Caithness Rare Breeds Charity Raffle, and the garden was looking fantastic.
JuneJune was a stressful month, there were inspectors knocking on the door at work and any creative activity seemed to take a back seat to lesson planning and assessment records! I did manage to make some jewellery for my daughter's first trip abroad to France.
JulySchool was out, and I started to enjoy a summer of Vintage swaps and doodling. The doodling seemed to take over my life! I've still got a few that need finishing from the Summer and i'm still taking part in the DoodleWords challenge too.
AugustI relaunched my Folksy shop after months in the wilderness (but at the moment I think it's in the wilderness again!), and I made my first bunting.
SeptemberMy knitting needles were busy making little 'giddy' coloured hats for the tops of Innocent Smoothies, and I started making a patchwork 'something' - I still don't know what it will end up being!
OctoberI launched my first every swap, an Autumn Leaf Craft Swap, got really into Crochet again and also went to FibreFlurry in King's Norton, Birmingham, an absolutely amazing yarn show!
NovemberWe had our first snow of the Winter, I discovered Whoopie Pies, and seemed to be in a constant state of designing and making Christmas decorations ... I also bought a Diddybear!
DecemberMy blog turned into a paper chain fest - three designs a day for 24 days, that's a lot of paper, i've still got some to print out here, so looks like they'll be used for decorations next Christmas. I also took part in SheDraw's Fancy Tea Swap.
Ok, so you're wanting to ask, will this start all over again tomorrow? I'll talk about my next blog challenge then ...