Monday, 4 January 2016

Making in 2015

I'm having a look back at all the things I made last year. I think
 I did well. I didn't manage any dress making as I'd planned to do
at the start of 2015 but there was still some good sewing. I made costumes and I hand quilted my patchwork blanket. Both tested and improved my sewing skills and I learned a lot from making them.
I'm also very pleased to have made a tea cosy. I still use it everyday
and it's certainly one of my favourite makes from last year. My crochet
got better too. Amongst my crochet projects were shawls, pot holders and several cowls but I'm most proud of my bear bag. I adapted a triangle pattern for the ears but the rest I just made up as I went along.
My crochet confidence grew from from making that little bag. It's
another favourite from 2015.

As always I feel lucky to have had the time and resources to make
all these things. Getting crafty and being creative bring me a lot
of enjoyment as well as comfort, pride and satisfaction and I hope
there will be more in 2016.

Wishing you all a good week. It's back to work today but school
doesn't start till tomorrow for the girls. They're playing nicely at
 the moment so fingers crossed I can do some crochet this afternoon.
My unfinished blanket is calling out to me. See you soon!


  1. You made some really lovely things this year, and so many of them! I particularly love that yellow pear cushion and the quilt is really gorgeous, not to mention all your crochet. I feel like this is the year crochet really clicked for me too. There's no stopping us now! :-) xx

  2. What an incredibly creative year you had. I love cherries and so your tea cosy has to be my favourite thing there. And your Christmas tree is so cute.
    Your makes are so neat!
    Lisa x

  3. Gosh you made a lot of beautiful things last year! I hope that you enjoy making some great things this year too! xx

  4. What a lovely way to look back on a year! I knew things were normalizing a bit at our house when I started looking at Pinterest again, haha!

  5. So many beautiful creations, you are very talented. I have yet to learn to crochet, it has defeated me this far, it's lovely when you get to a point with a craft and you can forge off in your own direction isn't it?

  6. So many lovely things you made!!! I hope you can make as many this year too :) xx

  7. All of your creations are so lovely. What a great way to remember 2015. Can't wait to see the pretty things you make in 2016.

  8. Well you might not have done any dress-making but you certainly have been busy Marion! You've made some fabulous things, I'm looking forward to seeing what you have up your sleeve next :-) xx

  9. I have yet to learn to crochet, it has defeated me this far,