2013 ~ A crafting year in review

With one day to go this year, it’s time for our first ever yearly review. I was thinking today that I haven’t read a book in a while ~ the amount of crochet done this year might explain why! I know I’ve said this before, but it seems the more I crochet the more I crochet. With every new 3am idea completed, there are another five swirling around waiting to be started.

So, here is just a summary of 2013. Apologies in advance for the length of the post!

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January was a very busy crafting month. I seem to recall Moo and I spent the first few weeks of 2013 finding the coolest place in the house to crochet (me) and snooze (Moo).

First, there was the new peg board, then my yearly sewing attempt, my first pin cushion pattern, and a finished blanket for KOGO.

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Pin Cushion_9smlKogo_16smlFebruary Moo relaxed on the sofa with her new cushions and Christmas present ducky. I made little bowls and did a spot of office yarn bombing with a crochet tissue holder and phone cozy.

Bowl_3smlBowl_35smlTissue_21smlMarch this is my favourite crochet pin cushion so far…. and then there were MacBook covers, one for Mum and one for me.

Cushion_1smlMac_23smlLaptop_18smlApril was all about baby blankets ~ first a simple granny square in Stylecraft, then Bear’s Rainbow Blanket.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABlanket_6smlJune looking back at June, I think I lost my crochet mojo a little ~ my favourite project by far was this knitted Capelet. Yes, knitting!

Capelet_22smlJuly being winter in Australia, July was about hot water bottle covers, plus my favourite doily so far.

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September … a busy month, with the end of the cold weather in sight. First there were crochet baby hats for Bella’s babies, then my first ever crochet bag, a mandala floor rug, and a granny square scarf.

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Rug_33smlScarf_2smlMoo_47smlOctober …. this is the quickest and easiest crochet bag I’ve ever made… instant gratification!

Big Bag_28smlNovember …and Christmas preparations begin, with a trio of crochet decorations… plus an early birthday present for Moo.

Xmas Trio_32smlXmas_3smlSqueaky_25smlDecember … was all about Christmas, with crochet pudding decorations, a Christmas stocking, a crochet star garland and our very first giveaway.

3Puddings_5smlStocking_9smlChristmas Garland_1smlGiveaway_28smlWell, if you’re still reading this far, a big thankyou! I didn’t quite realise just how long this post was going to be. Thankyou for sharing 2013 with Moo and I. We have big crafting plans for 2014, so we’ll be back really soon! πŸ˜€

Love Terri and Moo xxx

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18 thoughts on “2013 ~ A crafting year in review

  1. It’s so much fun seeing other people’s crochet! I love the yarns and colors that you use!! I need to adventure away from worsted weight red heart a lot more and use softer yarns!! It’s so pretty!! Happy New Year hugs and I look forward to seing the projects throughout next year that you and Moo accomplish!! Hugz Lisa and Bear

    • Thankyou so much Lisa! It’s funny how we go back to what we know ~ I always seem to be using the same yarn too, although mine is sport weight (I think, we work in ‘plys’ here in Oz). Hugz to you both x

  2. Your projects are fabby – so neat and the use of colour is brilliant. They are so heartwarming and practical and as for your peg board what a fab idea….imagine, actually being able to find the scissors…..whoa, for a permanently scatty me that would be bliss but then I’d probably forget to put them back…! Hugs to Moo.

    • Ps. I got all blown away with your gorgeous makes that forgot to add I combine some of my crafty activities, which don’t need stitch by stitch concentration, with listening to audiobooks which means I can do both at the same time! Usually I get local library audiobooks and listen in the car on my way to work but as I’ve been stuck at home these past few months I finally gave in and went with audible as I can now get them on my mobile through the app as I am an iTunes/apple free zone and a lot of their tech relies on this. I’ve been enjoying them, they are good for more up-to-date books and I’ll certainly use the subscription this year but I’ll still be a staunch supporter of my local library. Their stock is older and their selection is eclectic to say the least but I probably open my eyes/ears to books I wouldn’t listen to otherwise as well as keeping their borrower numbers up.

      See, told you I was scatty….!

      • What a wonderful idea! I actually checked out the ebooks at my local library after I read this ~ they’ve got heaps of good books available.. although I will confess I’m still working out just how I’m meant to download them, lol!

    • Thankyou so much for your lovely comments. I got the idea of the peg board from a fab designer named Beci Orpin.. and yes, it’s awesome being able to find the scissors! πŸ˜€

  3. Lovely! It’s nice to look back and see how much you’ve done! I think I missed some of your earlier posts this year, that pegboard is just fabulous, would love to make one of them for my sewing area πŸ™‚

  4. Great post, I’m on my first visit to your blog and I really enjoyed seeing what you’d made in 2013! Lovely crochet projects, and that peg board is stunning.

    This is also the first time I’m meeting Moo, so hello Moo! You remind me of my grandparents’ old dog, Piki. πŸ™‚

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