2012. You were better than 2011, but you were still kinda meh. My crafting highlight of the year was the “Year of the Rainbow” theme that I actually managed to make last most of the year. I actually still have 1 more work in progress, and still more rainbow ideas. However, littlest K is the one in our family who sets the year’s theme and this year it’s…. drum-roll…..Strawberries!!!!! To be more specific, “Magical Rainbow Strawberries” <-- not real sure how that will work out. I’m game with the Strawberry theme. But more on that later.
And now, here’s my 2012 crafty review:
So many other projects as well. I participated in Nerd Wars a few times and I am planning on playing for the next round that starts in February. Go Team Hellmouth! I did more baking and sewing. There was also the new house and some interior decorating (of course the house will always be a WIP). The year brought losing another beloved family member, and also having to give up a dog who changed my world. But it also brought us a new dog, whom we love and has made himself part of the family.
The project I am most proud of is my running. I started running in the summer and with the exception of the past month (it’s been too cold, I’m a wimp), I’ve really kept it up and enjoyed it. I just bought myself a running jacket and hope to get back out there now that the current bout of craziness is past.
Of course there’s the big question to answer, my plans for the upcoming year. There’s always the “eat healthier and get in to better shape”. As I mentioned I am going to play on the Nerd Wars Tournaments again so we know there will be knitting. I hope to maintain this blog a bit more consistently. In my immediate creative future, I have plans to finish the big rainbow blanket I was hoping to finish for 2012 but just didn’t quite make it. I’m very close, about 2/3’s finished and should be done before the end of January. I have started writing a little bit. Short version is, it’s a book for the boy who is turning 8 in February. The longer version will be in a blog post soon. And we hope to do a little home renovations, so hopefully that will include some interior design, which I really kinda like these days.
I am loving that the kids are a bit older and can either participate in crafty things, or occupy themselves while mommy crafts. The boy has done some sewing at school and his sewing teacher even gave him an old sewing machine. He has enjoyed that. He is also learning more complex video games and can dual game with the Hubby. They are really enjoying that. Little K besides being my crafting inspiration is really good at making yo yo’s. We will need to find a project to use up all the yo yo’s she has been making.
Looking back, I guess the year wasn’t quite as meh as I thought. Crafting keeps me sane. That’s the bottom line. Let me make things and I am a happy m0mmacat.