I'm going to go a bit easier on myself this year and focus on having fun with my crafting and stitching and re-acquainting myself with all the fabulous blogs I've been missing out on over the past few months.
Thanks to this awesome post from Daffycat I've found a couple of SAL's and challenges to sign up to to get me back into the swing of things:
Hosted by Daffycat <3 hopefully I'll see it through to the end of the year this time, all you have to do is find a nice jar or similar and save your odd bits of thread from your stitching and post a picture of the jar once per month on the new moon. It's a great way to get to know other stitchy bloggers as loads of people sign up for it.
The aim of this year long challenge is to work on WIP's and UFO's, what I like about this challenge is there's no requirement to finish anything, just make some progress and post an update once per month. I'm going to tackle the WIP drawer of despair sometime over the next few days and come up with a list of projects I'm going to focus on.
I'm also hoping to get involved with a couple of exchanges through the facebook group Cross Stitch Friends in the UK, I've had a few successful exchanges with that group already and it's always nice to receive a lovely stitched pressie :)
I've made a list of things I'd like to do this year, I don't do new year resolutions because I never stick to them but this is just a harmless list :P
- Crochet a blanket
- Get my Etsy shop updated and properly stocked and maybe even sell something!
- Learn to use my shiny new camera properly
- Post on my blog once a week
- Make myself some clothes out of all the pretty fabric I keep buying and not using
- Learn a new craft
Phew! I think that will do for now, what has everyone else got planned for the year ahead?