I was successful in making lots of hand made cards this past year. I have however come to the realization that I don't enjoy making cards. It seems like a chore. I plan on going back to making cards from BG card kits. I LOVE them!
I did do some LO's using my own designs. This was fun but who am I kidding, I am totally addicted to sketch challenges!
I am very pleased that I have gotten back into cross stitching thanks to my freaky magnifying glasses. I don't stitch often but it is a hobby that I will never grow tired of. I have been doing it for 21 years.
The thing I am most excited about is my knitting journey. Thanks to crafty Tuesdays with Susan, my knitting horizons are being expanded! The socks were made and now we are knitting up dog sweaters for Gus and Maggie. I learned lots from my mistakes made in Lady's sweater. Poor Lady having to wear the "irregular" sweater. ;) We have plans to make a baby sweater and then eventually an actual sweater! It is all about baby steps. In other knitting news, with my confidence at a high, I have started knitting a baby afghan. I'll post more on that later.
Now onto some goals that I didn't achieve. Was I delusional when I stated that I was going to scrap less in 2011? I'm totally addicted and I don't see the scrapping as slowing down any time soon. I love scrapping! It is really what motivates my day and I feel so fortunate to have an activity that I feel so passionate about. I have finally accepted the fact that at some point in my life my album count will be a concern. I may have to rent a storage locker! hee hee
The mini albums that I planned on making are still sitting in the drawer naked. Hmm Maybe mini albums fall into the same category as card making for me.
Lastly, I did not manage to decrease my scrappy purchases for 2011. Shocking!!! I am a sucker for watching manufacturers blogs for all the new stuff coming out. I love CHA time and looking forward to getting my hands on some new stuff. I don't see this behaviour changing. I am happy to say that I am not a stash hoarder. I do go through the stash and donate stuff that I know I won't use. As long as it stays out of the landfill, I am happy.
My goals for this year are simple. I have decided to set myself up for success!
I want to learn to crochet! I learned at school in grade 4 so I'm sure I can pick it up again. This book is bound to work! After all, the series made sock making a success!
I plan on getting some reading done. So many books just patiently waiting for me.
Lastly, I have decided to Write Every Day. A Project 365 in words. Some days I may write lots while others just a sentence or two. Just a thought or a memory, something funny I heard, something happy or something sad. This will give me an excuse to get out my fountain pen.
So that is it. No hollow plans for this year. Let's face it, unless the scrapping industry goes belly up and there is a global shortage of cocoa beans, I'm not giving up scrappy shopping or chocolate!
Happy Scrapping!! Jen :)