Saturday 19 December 2015

19th December: Crafty Review of the Year

2015 has been a pretty making-filled year,  I've tried new things, practised old things, developed new skills and generally thoroughly enjoyed myself.  So I wanted to record a quick run down of a few of the projects I've worked on this year.  Finishing my giant, hand-stitched world map has got to be up there as one of the biggest projects I've ever completed.

 I knitted a full set of little tortoises for Team Ecuador, so we could take them on our big trip this summer.

I learned how to hand-embroider pillows using techniques that I made up myself in a suspicious and dodgy fashion.

I've lost count of how many times I've baked ginger biscuits: simple, quick, crowd-pleasing.

I've scrapbooked, and hand-cut lots of lacy titles.

I've worked on my knitting through a year of commutes and discovered a love of lacy, beaded patterns.

I've made flower pot bread, both for myself and with 40 Guides.

I've continued to stitch badges onto my camp blanket, one by one.  It's an ongoing project.

I've bake caramel shortbread.  It's just yum.

This Advent has seen the creation of an Advent Calendar.

And knitted snowflakes have adorned pretty much everything.

Kisses xxx

P.S. This post joins others in my daily Advent series as I record Christmas memories with photos and stories along with Shimelle's Journal Your Christmas class.

P.P.S. Today is Secret Christmas Day of Fun!  The man and I will be out and about on the town enjoying a day of festiveness that I've organised. I had so much fun planning it, so here's hoping it all comes off!


  1. I'm in town today with The Boy Child ... what fun to bump into you ...

  2. Looks like you've had a busy, creative year. I hope you have a lovely Christmas x