Highlights of 2013

Hope all you out there have had a lovely Christmas (if you celebrate it) and great holidays (if you have had them). The perils of being self-employed and being ill before Christmas meant that I only managed about 36 hours off, but it was such a relaxing time I am feeling a bit more refreshed and raring to go, which is a good thing because my year looks to be full of opportunities… can’t wait to share more as the year goes on.

It is time for the traditional ‘what I did in 2013 mosaic’. I’ve been fiddling around on Flickr, selecting all my favourite makes of 2013, and discovered I finished exactly 51 things over the year – I was quite surprised about and very pleased – Almost one finish a week seems a pretty good average. Maybe I will try for 52 next year…!

I had so many favourites, it’s quite a big list…

Fave makes of 2013

1. Liberty pincushion with crochet edging, 2. Coin purse, 3. Mini-Christmas Stocking, 4. Liberty Pouch, 5. Circles Pouch, 6. Patchwork panel cushion, 7. Bookmark, 8. Brooches (craft fair prep!), 9. Little Folk House, 10. Dead easy drawstring bag 2, 11. My autumnal-ish ATC – leaves don’t have to be brown!, 12. Finished: Rainbow postage stamp coasters, 13. Linen & Liberty zippy.., 14. Tweed pincushion 1, 15. Flat bottom-straight sides pouch, 16. Mend Make Do Pouch, 17. Liberty hexie pouch 2, 18. Soul Garden purse, 19. Lovebirds purse, 20. Mod Coffee pot purse, 21. Patchwork needlebook, 22. Lovebird needle books, 23. Gorgeous grey needle book 1, 24. New Liberty and grey linen needle book, 25. Blackwork ATC 2, 26. Art wrap, 27. Spiral crochet pattern, 28. Sampler ATC, 29. Art wrap 30. Liberty patchwork cushion (red), 31. A Gudrun Sjoden bag, 32. Retro apple pouch, 33. Motivational pouch, 34. Liberty print pouch, 35. Tumbler quilt closer 2, 36. Dandelion tablet case

Here’s to lots more lovely fabric, yarn and creativity in 2014! 

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20 responses to “Highlights of 2013

  1. WOW, ive just seen so many pretty things, in such a short space of time!! Now following! :) Jess
    http://jessbryan22.wordpress.com/

  2. Lots of lovelies. Hope that you are well recovered now and that you did enjoy what time off you managed to get. Happy New Year to you and here’s to a great 2014.

  3. So many beautiful things on one of my favourite blogs! Hope you’re feeling better now.

  4. debgarretty

    A lovely round-up of all your makes. They are very professionally finished and spur me on to do more sewing in 2014. Thank you for all your blog posts and detailed tutorials. I look forward to more of the same and am intrigued to find out about your future projects.

  5. Love all your makes. Very inspirational!

  6. Sarah Pop

    Wow you have made so many wonderful things! My liberty lawn fabric arrived today! I better get started! Thank you!

  7. All the best for your exciting adventures ahead in 2014!

  8. Kay

    It looks great all together. Liberty fabric does look wonderful in any kind of sewing but i especially like the pink wallflower cushion and the tiny pincushion at the top . Happy New Year xx

  9. Happy New Year! Great round up.

  10. Deborah Gunthorpe

    looks like its been a great year. I love all your makes – they are just so perfect :-)

  11. Lou

    Beautiful! Love them all but especially anything with linen and liberty, and I really need to make some of those zipped pouches – they look so cute ;-)

  12. All really lovely(and I am a very happy owner of one of the above needlecases) A very productive year. :-)

  13. Lots of prettiness there, happy new year!

  14. What fabulous items! Each one is gorgeous.

  15. Flying Blind

    All beautiful! Happy New Year xxx

  16. Your work always makes me happy to look at :) Do you think at some point you could give some tips on fabrics ATCs? I think it would be fun to try… thanks Ali and all the best for 2014!

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