If you’ve read my blog for a while you might recognize some of the images in today’s post.
These mosaic images are all about what I’ve done during 2007, craftvise. It doesn’t include anything I’ve written or made on paper in my journals or on the computer!
I have saved one photo of each finished project in a folder on my flickr account during the past 12 months. I wanted to see what I really did make during one year. Sometimes it feels a lot, sometimes it feels like nothing. But it sure is something! You know I’m a sucker for that kind of looking back and documenting life thing.
I’ve used more patterns than I usually do during this year it seams. Other people’s pattern has helped when my brain didn’t want to help me create. I’ve made most of the softies from found patterns, like the sockmonkey Wendela, some dolls and the cat.
I think I’ve written something here in my blog about most of these things, but not the cat doll in yellow fabric that I made just before Christmas for my baby cousin Jennifer. She loves cats so it was an easy choice from Wee wonderful’s pattern book. It’s bigger than I thought it would be and not my favorite.
Looking at these pictures I’m thinking that in 2007…
- I made 6 pillows
- I did go tiny with a lot of things (I’ve made a teddy bear too but I’m going to try to take photos of him today so you can see for yourself)
- I made nothing to sell because I didn’t have the strength
- I didn’t go to any markets
- I’ve knitted a lot but have nothing to show (yet)
- I only crocheted one amigurumi and that was a commission
- I will have to do mosaic more
- I’m still in love with my patchwork skirt
- I was right about knitting with pearls – it’s not my thing
- there were a lot of sewing (influenced by mom)
- I did a lot of craft despite everything
- I’m proud to have made my first book during 2007
- I’m very glad I have my blog which make me take photos and write about all this
I haven’t blogged about the turquoise wrist warmers either. They look like this:
They are very comfortable and I love the pearls, but I’m probably going to leave the knitting with pearls thing to my mom. She is addicted and made five pairs during December!
I haven’t shown you my ripple blanket yet either? It is absolutely my favorite project of the year so it should be in this post – but I have no photo evidence yet. This is all I’ve got to show today:
Maybe I’ll try to take a photo of it today to? This promises for a fun week in this blog next week too, huh? Then I’ll be finished with my guest blogging at Kravallsl?jd too and will have more time to write (and answer letters, I’ve gotten a lot of questions lately and I will answer all – thank you girls!)
Michelle posted about some great New Years Rules and the rule Take out the Trash really resonated with me because that is what I’ve been doing during the last few days! Taking out trash? you ask. Well, yes! And that means cleaning up what needs to be cleaned up in order to go forward, or as Michelle writes and I quote:
This refers to doing the stuff that NEEDS to get done. Just getting things done even if they’re a pain in the butt! These are the things that often take some work to get done and are inconvenient but oh man, when you get them done, it feels great!
In my case it’s the knitting in the craft department of my life. In other parts of my life there is so much dust that I can’t even see the trash right now, but I don’t want to think about that right now. Maybe tomorrow! ;-)
I’ve started more knitting projects than I’ve finished during 2007. Yesterday I finished the cardigan (!!!!) that I’ve been knitting on since for ever! Now its more of that weaving in the ends plus the boring task of sewing it all together. I will do my best to take out the trash and then brag to the world (or cry about) how nice it became.
I’ve 1,5 knitted socks on the needles, a half finished sweater (?), a cotton top (somewhere), a border of another cardigan and another one that I’m not sure what happened to it. So January will be about knitting (and writing).
Have you made your annual craft report yet? ;-) It feels great to sum up a year like that. Thanks for reading!
I love the idea of making an annual craft report! I need to do it!
annual craft report..neat! I know I look at FO pics on other blogs and all, but your idea of one finished picture of each on flickr sounds great and looks good, too! I think I may need to head to my acct and do that same. Thanks!
It’s also been a process with me….making a mental list of projects to get on with and which ones to “drop”. I think though, that a mental list is not adequate….I need to see it on paper….yet another project!! Excellent post Hannah!!
By the way….pattern for wrist warmers without pearls….any suggestions???
It looks like you had quite a productive year!
I love the colour of your wrist warmer. Show us more of your knitting, finished or not! *^v^*
i need to do this!! sometimes i feel so unproductive, but when you see it all written out like this, maybe it’s not as little as i would imagine!! Great projects here Hanna!! And i think i’m IN LOVE with your elephant!!
You’ve been productive and creative! I will take pictures of my 2007 projects that aren’t on Flickr yet and will try that folder for a year idea.
You’ve been tagged on my blog, if you want to play.
Jag ?lskar f?rg papper (passion sedan barndomen) och klister och ?r st?ndigt p? jakt efter n?got nytt att l?ra mig. I n?gra ?r har jag gjort handgjorda kort men st?mplar och d?rf?r b?rjat med scrapbooking men inte helt k?nt mig hemma och s?kt mer och tillbaka till vad jag gjorde f?rut, innan jag blev uttr?kad universitetsstudent. S? i julas k?pte jag en bok om ATC och pang! S? kom minnen om att g?ra handgjort papper, skumma b?cker med tidningsutklipp etc tillbaka. I min jakt efter att l?ra och inspiration till handgjorda b?cker hittade jag s? din blogg och ?r k?r! S? mycket h?rlig inspiration du bjuder p? och JA! nu vet jag vad det ?r som det h?r kreativa ?ret ska handla om. Sedan tidigare har jag drivet att varje dag ska vara kreativt men nu ska jag G?RA, inte t?nka!
I’ve been looking at your blog for several days, and I’m totally addicted. You seem to be a wonderful person, creative above all.
Could not resist and just bought your book on LULU.
Thanks for your wonderful blog !
Cecile, from France
Tsss ;-) du ?r mitt hemliga fan. Jag har l?st din sida i ?r men ?r lite blyg n?r det g?ller att kommentera. Jag blir s? oerh?rt inspirerad och glad n?r jag l?ser h?r ska du veta.
*fniss* Jag vankar av och an, v?ntar p? ett bokpaket med flera artjournal b?cker. ;-) Ha en go helg!
You are a total inspiration, Hanna. Very impressive accomplishments and so creative!
Muchos hermosos trabajos. Tienes un enorme talento y creatividad!!!
[…] It’s kind of a reverse thing to do for me, to journal what’s in my blog. Most of the time I do the opposite, and since I’ve made a printed book with the content of my blog 2006 I don’t really need to journal it too, right? But I’m up for trying most things. One try never hurts! Though I wouldn’t normally have done this prompt but inspired me to think further into documenting what I do and what I create in my life. And out of all my posts I choose the Annual Craft Rapport post with photos of most items I crafted in 2007 – and then I glued all of them into my new Art Journal! It was fun, but the pages looks more like scrapbooking to me than classic arty journaling… The most scrapbooking looking layout I’ve ever made, huh?! Strange feeling. […]
[…] This winter mom had a hang-up on wrist-warmers. I think she knitted something close to ten pairs (!) with pearls!? She sold most of them, gave me one pair and inspired me to knit a pair of my own with pearls! When the wrist-warmer period was over she went back to sweaters and I have no idea how many she knit in a year/summer. In the pile to finish was two last time we looked and she established that the white one was a bit too small for her. […]