I got an email from wordpress the other day with a review of how my blog ‘performed’ over the last 12 months. It had a run down of my most popular posts, where my readers are coming from and who the top commenters were. All very interesting and it’s nice to have a proper look back at what’s what.
I’ve also seen a number of people posting a review of what they’ve been up to the past 12 months. It got me to thinking….what exactly have I been up to.
Considering the ‘spare’ time I have available I’ve done a relatively decent amount of sewing….although the majority (erm, maybe all) of it seems to have been for the girls. Some of the sewing was done under my own steam, and some was prompted by the Kids’ Clothes Week series
New Sewing Patterns and Sewing Kits
2013 was my first full year of designing sewing patterns and pulling together sewing kits. Sometimes it feels like I am treading water, but when I look back at what I’ve managed to do I am pleased with the output. Maybe this year I’ll get even better at juggling a family and a business. Practice makes perfect!
Top Row: Woodland Friends, Christmas Friends, Easter Friends
Middle Row: Doll and Teddy Sleeping Bag, Sewing Kits, Owl Mini Bag
Bottom Row: Farmyard Friends, Individual Finger Puppet Patterns, Halloween Friends
FREE Tutorials and Templates
I’ve written a couple of free tutorials and published a few free templates for you to use in your crafting
Pinned It, Tried It
In the latter part of the year I started a series called Pinned It, Tried It. I decided that I was spending too much time pinning and not enough making, so here’s my start on making just a small percentage of the projects that I pin
I manged to complete a massive four knitting projects. Poor attempt hey? I have two quite decent work in progress jumpers/sweaters that need finishing…maybe a job for January, or at least before the end of Winter!
So all in all, that’s a none to shabby year (in my opinion!) considering that there’s (not always so) normal life to deal with, Charlotte only started full time school in September and I had a manic Christmas to deal with. Overall I’m quite pleased
For many reasons I am looking forwards to what this year will bring….no promises!
Have you had a look back about what you got up to in 2013? Leave a comment here and I’ll pop by and have a look!