Thursday, December 31, 2009
2009 - It's a Wrap .... edited with a linky widget
All I can say at the moment is 'phew.... what a year'
I've been busier than I ever could have imagined this year, which has meant that I've not had quite as much spare time as I was used to, but things change, people change, life changes.....
I was dreaming about furniture placement in my new house, planning on taking the plunge into the world craft markets, packing up my previous life, attempting my first ever (and only so far) pavlova, and finding hidden treasure at the oppy.
I was celebrating my crafty day out at Sewjourn, I joined in with the efforts of Handmade Help, there was even more packing, and a Valentines Toy Society drop.
March was a very crazy month.... I had to move out of my old house and into my Sister and BIL's house, my brother got married during that ten days where I was homeless, and then I moved out of their house and into my new house. I also welcomed Frances into my life (you may have noticed that she gets featured fairly regularly these days), and I had my very first market stall!
There were chocolate treats for Easter, I started working on adding homely pieces to my house, the craft space was starting to evolve, and I celebrated my birthday with more lovely treats.
I had my second market stall, I documented the beginnings of my obsession with crazy stitching, I started playing around with yarn weaving, and began chopping up doilies and creating flower brooches....
There were more craft space antics with the installation of a skylight, there was a wonderful Saturday trip to Daylesford, some freestyle clothes making.... and a dismal market, but then Swiney came to visit and cheered me up!
I did a little pattern testing, spent a wonderful weekend at Sewjourn, and had a bit of fun with Swiney in the midst of the swine flu panic.
I had a little market hopping adventure, worked on some new brooch designs, refashioned a felted woollen jumper, and made lots and lots of handbags...
Another market came and went, I worked on my quilt project square, shared my lack of gardening skills, hosted a crafty day, transformed a skirt into a bag, and introduced my alter-ego SuperPops.
Blogtoberfest..... need I say more.... and the Superpops Challenge.
I started sewing like a machine to prepare for the christmas markets, prototyped some new dress up creations, and had a weekend away and a stall at the Daylesford Market.
December was the busiest month of all - there were four markets, lots of handmade christmas pressies, a Toy Society drop, and I finished it off with the 65 Roses quilt square.
I want to thank each and every person who has read my blog, left a comment, visited me at a market, and bought something crafty from my shop. It's been a fun filled amazing year and I can only hope that 2010 will be even better!
Happy New Year
Miss Muggins had a fab idea to add a little linky list so everyone can play along with a 2009 wrap - join in if you like!