Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Roundup of the year

It's the end of the year and my last roundup of challenges too.  Not much was done!


December was miniature work which doesn't really float my boat so I sat this one out.

Something New for 2014

I think this is the first month that I didn't have anything to link up!  Bad show Crafter's Apprentice, get apprenticing.

A Lovely Year of Finishes

The Mackintosh inspired wall hanging has been my ALYOF goal for months.  And it finally got finished!

Craft Book Sew along

I did no reviews in the December, but I did make a beaded ornament from Spellbound Festive Beading.

Rainbow Scrap Challenge

The challenge finished for the year in November, I had hoped to finish my scrap buckets but it didn't happen.

Smalls SAL

I failed to join in with this too!

2014 FAL Q4

I managed to finish two whole items from my list of 9 in December, I amazed myself!

1. Placemats to match my chair cushions from these scraps

2. Flower Patch bag using this kit

3. Hessian reindeer, bought many moons ago and now it's time

4. Mackintosh wall hanging, here's a photo of the pattern - see above

5. Circle of Geese mini.  Remember this top?  I want to make a mini out of it.

6. Quilt And Sew On

7. Cuzco quilt - so close!

8. Applique cushion.  I'm going to FMQ this and make it into a cushion.

9. Mustn't forget the latch hook rug!  I will get it finished this time.  I said that last time too!

So not a successful month for challenges, but it was December.

As for next year, I've decided to just stick with 2 challenges.  I'll continue with the 2015 Finish Along as I like the quarterly check in time frame.  I'm also going to continue with the Smalls SAL as I have so many smalls I want to stitch and it's nice to have a finish.  I would join in the craft book challenge if any pops up as I always plan to craft from my books, so do let me know if you hear of any.  Apart from that, I want to continue plodding along with all my crafts and learning lots of new techniques along the way.

Happy New Year to you all, I hope 2015 brings you everything you wish for.


Rachel said...

A good year, I think, even if December wasn't quite as productive as you might have preferred.

Janice / Dancing with Sunflowers said...

Your appliqué cushion and your beaded ornament are both gorgeous! I love those little projects from Spellbound too and have made a couple of these ornament dangly covers in the past.

Happy New Year to you and yours! x

Janice / Dancing with Sunflowers said...

Eeek! Sorry - didn't mean to dis the wall hanging. That's beautiful too. :)

Jane Galley said...

I shall look forward to seeing what you do in the coming year. Will you still be doing the monthly round ups?

margaret said...

I said in a previous blog how i love this wall hanging , your bauble is very pretty too. I plan to think about goals for this year today and make sure I do not set too many and overface myself as I am sure more will creep in during the year!

Anonymous said...

a gorgeous variety of crafting ^^
Happy New Year

pennydog said...

Did I read that right? You finished your wall hanging?!