Sunday, 1 January 2012

Crafting Goals & 20% off Code for Etsy

Happy New Year Everyone, hope you’re not feeling to hung over from the celebrations last night!
I have been thinking a lot lately, about the direction I want to take my crafting, and I have decided that if I want to improve on my skills and get a much more better understanding of the crafts I do and love, I need to give myself a good kick out of my comfort zone.
So with this in mind I have compiled some lists lol
·         Conquer fear of DPNs {have already made a start on this one}
·         Stop being a wimp of socks and actually make a pair!
·         Cables
·         Knitting with more than one colour yarn at once
·         Garment adult sized {lol}
·         To better my actual technique of knitting, because at the moment I really don’t have one
·         Teach myself to read a knitting chart
·         Have a go at colour Motifs
·         Knit using more textured stitch patterns
·         Design a knitting pattern of my own.
·         Turn some of my Amigurumi designs in to actual readable patterns
·         Finish my vintage granny square cape
·         Design some garments
·         Have a go at more crochet Stitch Variations
·         learn Tunisian Crochet

·         Educate myself  and dedicate more time to my spinning wheel
·         Actually pull my finger out and paint the wheel itself

Everything else
·         Give my sewing machine more attention, teach Sophia how to use and care for hers.
·         Improve my Embroidery skills
·         Expand my Rainbow yarn range
·         Actually produce a lot more finished objects then I have this year!! Lol
Personal Goals
·         Better time management
 {stop wasting so much time talking about crafting and actually get on and do it lol}
·         See a project through to the end.
{not get bored half way through, and never pick it up again}
·         Write things down clearly so when I go back to my notes, I can actually understand my own instructions lol
·         When I have an idea jot it down straight away, to avoid hours of trying to remember what it was at a later date.
I am sure there is a lot more lol like lose weight and exercise to name but a few {but let’s not think about them yet! *grabs another biscuit*} I have to say I am really excited about what lies ahead this year, and to mark the occasion I am also giving 20% off in my Etsy shop with the Code NY2012 for the rest of January.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


  1. These sound very realistic. Happy New Year!

  2. wow that is a lot of goals! a few I would actually set for my self :)
    I look forward to reading about how you have achieved these, good luck & happy new year to you & your family.

  3. I'm certain you will meet and exceed your goals for the year! It's going to be fun watching your progress as you plow through this list this year.

  4. That's a lot of goals but I'm sure you can do it. I totally join you in your aim to knit socks. My sister knits beautiful socks and I really want to learn as my husband and I love wearing them.

  5. Those are great goals! I wish you the best of luck with everything! =D

  6. Those look like excellent goals to me :) I think you can achieve all of them!

  7. Laudible ambitions! Please keep us up to date on your successes. I made some resolutions too. So far so good! 5 days and counting lol.

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