Some patterns were released. It was this time last year that I joined in with the Creative Abundance crew, and yes even though I miss the people interaction of an Etsy shop a little bit, I do not miss folding patterns and chasing payments at all. I am a bit surprised that I did all that in one year to be honest, I always feel like I am getting nothing done. Those beginner patterns still make me happy. (and there just might be one more coming)
Some tutorials were made, and some teaching happened.After my first somewhat disastrous class, I warmed to the whole teaching thing- and had some great classes last year. We don't always get finished but we laugh-a lot! I have some teaching booked in for next year -better add it to the classes page.
Some fun stuff was done, including some sewjourning and visiting. I made a teeny elephant and other bits of silliness.
I went to a screen printing workshops and loved it. I built my own portable(ish) screen printing press and have been having heaps of fun. I am letting go of my anal ways and embracing the blobs and blurs more than I ever thought possible.
Speaks for itself really,doesn't it?
Some maybe perhaps new things, you know I offer this with a grain of salt...as it was this time last year i said i would make a pattern for the knights... These are the folks currently living in the sewing room and waiting for me to decide whether to proceed, make patterns, not make patterns or abandon them completely. Speak up or forever hold your peace. (The big headed guy will probably be a knight)
So I guess you could say crafty wise it was a good year, full bodied, a bit of variety...some same old same old and a bit of new stuff. But the best stuff is right here, hanging out with you guys: getting a comment that makes hot Earl Grey spurt out my nose, getting advice and help and constructive (and not so constructive) criticisms, tips , hints and links to great stuff.
Lots of you axe-murdering Internet people have become my real life friends, some close by and others far away. Many many of you are now my virtual crazy Internet friends, who, unless a lotto win is forthcoming we may never meet in person, but as we kind of sneak into each others computers and look at each others craft, we learn about each other, our families and our foibles and we do create friendships just as valid as those over the back fence. We care, and this year we saw it in global ways and I felt it in personal ways, so thanks guys. Thanks for hanging out here and joining in the conversation, or just cruising by with a wave, or even just a silent little statistic that never comments - however you do it is fine by me. You guys are the holders of the stakes, my crazy Internet friends.
Goodbye 2011- The year of the arse crack.