Wednesday, January 6, 2010

2009: My Year in Craft

pic from here

1. In my 12 months of crafting my crafty self made all these
cassette wallets, comic wallets, badges, brooches, embroidered gloves...

2. If my year was a colour it would be...

Red.

3. This year I spent way too many craft hours...
Burning myself out so that I was too tired to actually get any craft work done.


I’ve written a bit about this issue http://rabbitwithpolkadots.blogspot.com/2009/12/where-to-now-with-craftiness.html


4. This year I wish I'd had more craft hours for...
Doing things for myself, sociialising with crafty people. I found myself spending lots of time crafting by myself, which got a bit isolating after a while. I also ended up with lots of unfinished personal projects.

5. My proudest craft moment of the year was...
Seeing the unveiling of the /http://thequiltproject.blogspot.com/ . I’d never done any larger scale embroidery before and it was wonderful being part of a group of amazing women working on something together.



6. My biggest craft disaster was...
Over-extending myself. I missed quite a few social events, over extended myself with orders, markets and stockists and it no longer was fun for quite a while!

7. This year I had stalls at/visited this many markets...about 10 I think

8. My most enjoyable market was...
Definitely Northside Maker’s Market. It’s such a difference participating in a market run by crafty people who genuinely care about the creative process and those who create.

9. My best handmade purchase/present/swap/acquisition was...
Gosh there's so many! This embroidery from New Zealand is perhaps my favourite



10. After this year I swear I'll never again... Burn myself out for so little reward…

11. Next year I'm determined to...do things that make me happy, exercise regularly, travel, embrace new challenges, maintain my new veganism!

12. But I'll probably do this instead...stress the small stuff





2 comments:

CurlyPops said...

Hope this year is a better one, and that you have much more crafty fun!

Rary Fenning said...

Hey,
I won one of your colourful embroided flower buttons pictured here thru frankie.

Thank you for your creations!
Rach xx