I looked at all the things I have made over the last year, some of them featured in My Creative Space and really wondered - where did I find the time? This isn't even everything I made this year, I reckon I made at least 300 rattles for online and wholesale! Which I am not saying to boast just saying to see it written down staring at me... which is kind of freaking me out!
Probably the highlight of my year craft- wise was winning the red category of the Feelin stitchy colour competiton with my deer head in red on linen . It meant so much to me to have people say they really loved it, and for a teensy moment I felt like... an artist...
I wanted to thank Kirsty for hosting My Creative Space as I feel like it sometimes kept me moving forward. I have been so inspired by so much not only Kirsty has made but so many others' whose blogs I read. I have seen some amazing stitching and sewing and general crafty ideas- it has been ace. I have been inspired to try things I would not have tried ( like zippers, shirring and French knots) had it not been for seeing you lovelies, my peers doing it and saying it wasn't that hard. So I wanted to say Thank you to you all, for reading, listening, your nice emails of support, your votes when needed, your feedback and kindness, your lovely words and you head nodding. I have appreciated it immensely.
The pic of me in the middle looks like I have buck teeth. weird.
I also wanted to thank the many many bloggy friends who have purchased something from one of my shops or just straight from me, or who have had an idea and asked me to make it for them. It means a lot to me that you would swap your hard earned dollars for something that came out of me head...And to everyone I did swaps with, or who just sent me something to be nice, that was really very lovely and meant so much to me. To everyone who sent me little private emails to confide in me, I felt honoured and humbled that you would trust me with your secrets and I have held them close. To all those late night emails and silliness and private jokes I have shared with so many of you, it has been ace, and I wanted to say thank you.
See you soon, hopefully my mojo/ sewjo will return soon... and I think, I absolutely must, and will be visiting Melbourne next year. Stay tuned.