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2014: A round up

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I know you’ve probably seen these round up posts everywhere by now but let me get in on the act here too.

Last year I wrote a crafty round up, but this year I thought I’d celebrate my achievements and concentrate on my activities as a whole. Sound good? Then let’s get to it.

In January, I made my first pair of trousers. Granted it does look a bit like I’m going to play golf in them but they were so easy and I’m surprised I hadn’t tackled trousers sooner to be honest.

In February I was back in London and doing normal touristy things and not so touristy things such as going to see David Attenborough appear on The One Show.

In March I went to the Spring Knitting and Stitching Show, visited the Guardian cafe and learnt how to screen print.

I seemed to have many exciting adventures in April, among them going to Hereford and Hay-on-Wye and to the beach.

I started a new feature on the blog documenting my Wednesday wishlists in May and also attended the Hay Festival this month.

In June, I went on various food adventures with friends and ate far too many sweet things.

July was a month where I cut my hair shorter than I’d had it in years and met the cutest little puppy. Oh yes, and I also bought some new trainers in an attempt to run off the previous month’s binge eating.

In August, I embraced the city in the sun, went to The Breakfast Club for the first time and generally just hung out.

In September lots of exciting things happened. I started blogging for White Tree Fabrics, writing for Buzzfeed and went on a couple of birthday adventures.

October was another exciting month as the blog celebrated three years in existence. This month is also when I started planning for its future and overhaul (coming soon hopefully). I also dreamt a lot about making co-ords this month.

In November I spent all my pennies on THE best boots, attended a sample sale and the Made By Hand craft fair in Cardiff. I also spent a lot of time enjoying London in the run-up to Christmas.

In December I got back home and have so far been enjoying the Welsh countryside. I’ve also been spending time with friends, enjoying quality time with family, while relaxing and eating quite a bit.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this round up and, if you’ve actually clicked on all the links I’ve posted about, well done to you. Have a great New Year and I’ll be back soon with some proper blog posts!


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2013: A crafting round up

photo-54Happy new year everyone! I hope your Christmasses were awesome and included lots of sewing patterns and haberdashery. Mine certainly did, but I’ll leave that for another day. 2013 has been a good year for me, craft and career wise, and so I wanted to pay tribute to it in a little round up. I’ve included links to all the relevant blog posts, so if you want to read more, click away.

January – I was mostly busy knitting and reading up about knitting.

February – I went charity shopping and found an awesome jacket. I also attended the Buffalo Boutique vintage fair in Cardiff and bought myself a lovely skirt.

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March – I got excited about the launch of Crafty magazinemade some earrings and wrote a feature on vintage hunting.

April –  I raved about the Great British Sewing Bee and had a disaster with some fabric. Fellow vintage lover Charlotte also interviewed me for her blog.

May – I finished a dress, something I hadn’t done in a little while.

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June – I took two of my shrunken dresses and turned them into wearable pieces. I also created a simple photo holder DIY.

July – I wrote a feature on online sewing tutorials and showed you the results of the dress DIYs.

August –  I learnt to press flowers for the first time. I also started an internship at Prima magazine in August, which then led to paid work up until November. Blogging was slightly sparser during this time, but I still enjoyed many perks, like writing about all things crafty and attending press events, such as the Cath Kidston Spring/Summer 2014 show.

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November – I saw the product of my first stint at Prima on the shelves. Prima Christmas Makes was a magazine dedicated to crafty Christmas tutorials. During November I also attended Renegade and Lou Lou’s Vintage Fair.

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December – This month I have been mainly thinking about Christmas crafting. I wrote a piece about last minute gift ideas and got excited about the Great British Sewing Bee Christmas special.

All in all, I’ve had a good year. Let’s hope 2014 will be another craft filled year for us all.