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Saturday, 29 December 2012

Review of the Year 2012

Hi Everyone,
So I end the year having written 80 blog posts, gained 25 new followers and completed countless craft projects. I set myself some goals this time last year and basically didn't complete them as I seemed to spend another year stitching and crafting for all my friends. I do love to do this but in 2013 I will be trying to do more for me and I have serveral projects in mind. My In Laws brought me a beautiful Anchor sampler that will be such joyous stitch ( I hope) but first on the 2013 to do list is the completion of my biscornu challenge and then the blackwork sampler I've been threatening to start for ages!
This was the month where I launched my first giveaway which was won by Lori at Hippywitch. I stitched the pretty Rhodes butterfly biscornu but my favourite finish was the final blackwork flower for my wall hanging

I made alot of ATC's in Feb swapping them with Laura and with the bubble exchange group too. I made my FIL a coaster for his birthday and also made a fair few felties. The travelling box started out on it's journey and I made about 7 things for it and was able to pick some gorgeous items myself.  I won a giveaway from Steph too. My favourite make was this biscornu I made for hubby for Valentines day.

March was a bit of a craft drought and I only made a a couple of biscornu and one for my basket of biscornu challenge and another for the swap I did with Ivory. I really love the biscornu that Ivory sent me so I've chosen that for my March picture.

It seems my stitchy bug was still on holiday and had decided that 2 biscornu and a couple of ATC's was more than enough for the month. I made my Mum a yellow rose biscornu and made this one for my basket of biscornu challenge.

May saw the Jubilee swap with Laura and I made her a bracelet and earrings to wear along with the jubilee themed ATC's and goodies. Laura sent me 5 ATC's, goodies and a fab ami monster wearing a crown!

 June was a bit of an eclectic craft month, I needle felted, made more jewellery, did a coaster and a biscornu swap, baked, We had Jubilee celebrations at Church and lined the streets to watch the Olympic torch relay. I stitched a dragon for my hubby for our anniversary. I'm very lucky to have talented friends who make the most fabulous things and I brought a skirt for Lottie in fabulous vintage Postman Pat fabric and Lori designed a toadstool for me in my fave colours and flowers. I've found it hard to decide which picture to choose but I've gone with another biscornu - the one I made for Ivory in our swap.

The travelling box stopped off with me again and was full of amazing things. I had made 6 things already but ended up having a mad crafting session, making an additional 6 items so I could have the 12 thing I'd decided couldn't leave my house still in the box. Laura celebrated her birthday and I made a few bits including a pretty dragonfly biscornu, a blackwork rose for her card, a needle felted Russian doll and a little mouse feltie. and I finished off the dragon for my hubby and it was an easy pick for this month.


In August I was one of the lucky winners in giveaways that Steph and Laura had. I also hoad my own giveaway to celebrate my 100th post and my blogversary from the previous month. I started a new challenge called 101 things in 1001 days inspired by my friend Janet taking up the same challenge. It's been good fun to do and I'm still going at it, which reminds me I must check my list for the thing I want to start on 1st January. I tried a new technique -pulled thread and loved it. I made a biscornu with it. Now this ended up being the June biscornu as thats when I started it! I finished another biscornu too, this time the biscofleur and here it is.

September was a great month, I met up with a blogger - Laura and she started to teach me the basics of crochet and also started me off on my hexagon quilt. We had a lovely day and I'm hoping to visit her in the new year sometime.  I also was chosen to stitch the travelling pattern from Cucki and for September  I've chosen my quilt and also the finished travelling pattern - a design by Lizzie Kate*

 October saw Steph celebrate her birthday so I made her a biscornu, mini cushion and a little french knitted robin. I also started the Christmas travelling box on it's way. I loved crafting for that, it really was good fun. So I've chosen a picture showing the travelling box contents, with my two favourite makes - the noel cube and the heart wreath cushion.

I started on the great christmas stocking make 2012, visited the German market in Birmingham, The christmas box popped back to me briefly so I was able to get some gorgeous bits from it and made a few new bits for it too. I also celebrated my birthday and recieved fab parcels from Steph and Laura. So here is binky the monster made by Laura and my two giraffes made by Steph

So this was the month of christmas stockings and I made 14!!!! The travelling box also returned home and was full of lovely things, the best thing about it was I got to keep all of it!!! I had  a christmas giveaway won by Jo. Christmas has been a lovely time to craft for this year and nice to not have the pressure of the school fayres. I was offered tables at both and I may do it in future years but I was happy for the rest this year. I made half a dozen Christmas cards and used the prick and stitch style ones that I'd learnt in the summer. I received some lovely Christmas presents from my stitchy friends and thank them for their generosity. Here are the stockings I made for my two.

Thanks for reading my blog in 2012 and leaving me all these fantastic and uplifting comments that you do. I'm delighted to have made some new blogging friends and I'm excited to be able to share with you in 2013


  1. Wow, I love how you wrapped up the whole year like this - 2012 was definitely busy! Here's to 2013, may it bring even more craftiness for all of us!

  2. Wow - what a year!!!!
    Some lovely stuff there, looking forward to seeing what you'll make in 2013 x

  3. Looks like you had a wonderfully productive year! I especially love the dragons.

    Wishing you another fantastic year, looking forward to seeing more!

  4. Really nice wrap-up! You got some nice projects done! I made another banurucotti (15-sided biscornu) for an exchange, but I think I am going to try a 'biscofleur' next year... see how that comes out! Happy New Year! Hugs!

  5. A lovely post Kerry! What a fab year, I hope 2013 is full of wonderful things for you.

  6. Great round-up, 2012 was a great year for biscornu! I love Maggee's word for the 15 sided one.

    Looking forward to more stitching and blogging in 2013.


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