Today marks a year since I started this blog. Happy blogday/blogiversary/whatever you call it to me! I’m pleased I’ve stuck at it. And I thank you for reading. At the end of last year, when everyone was doing ‘end of year’ reviews, I said I’d save mine for when I’d been blogging a year. So, here goes.
I kicked off with two lots of bunting and refashioning an old pair of my husband’s jeans into a toolbelt.
Meanwhile, I’d continued work on the giraffe cot quilt I’d begun in January 2013 and finally finished it in August. Plus I hosted the first Crafternoon of the year, where I made some baby booties.
In September, I received my first commission: a boy’s memory quilt. A mishap with my rotary cutter cost me the tip of a finger. But, do not be alarmed, it did grow back!
Finished the memory quilt and made a Waybuloo-themed birthday card for my son. It didn’t make it on to children’s TV 😦
Started my next commission, a girl’s memory quilt.
Turned an old babygro into a Chrismas stocking and had our Christmas Crafternoon.
Finished my second memory quilt and made a calorific salted caramel chocolate torte.
Back on to birthday presents, this time for my niece’s 3rd birthday.
March was a productive month (by my standards)!
As was April …
And, back to the present:
Not too bad for a mum of a toddler who doesn’t have much free time. This blog – and reading others’ – has certainly motivated me to try new things. Perhaps at the expense of not finishing some of my existing UFOs/WIPs …
Looking back, my favourite makes were the giraffe quilt – a labour of love – and the memory bear. I’m particularly proud of those two.
Thank you for sharing in the past year with me!