Tomorrow will be the 1st anniversary of my blogging here at Very Berry. It’s been such a great year – but I’ll leave the proper thanks & celebrations for tomorrow… Just now I thought it would be salutary to look back at what I was working on this time last year. As usual I was trying to juggle various different projects… Most importantly, I was finishing off a commission for a friend to make a nappy bag for her second baby (due any day, this time last year!). She wanted a sling-style adjustable bag with lots of pockets and some funky fabrics. Here’s what I came up with:
Looking at it now I am still pretty pleased with it. It was quite a scary project and pretty hard work, but it was another step on the road to feeling a bit more confident about putting together my own designs and then following it through to the finished thing. Shame about the photo though – I still haven’t quite managed to get to grips with photographing bags!
This year has been full of sewing and I’m sad that I haven’t had more of a chance to crochet more. This time last year I was working on writing this pattern for a crochet wrist cuff:
I am really hoping that over the coming months I will get a bit of time to write some more crochet patterns – it’s so so satisfying. But, just like my sewing projects, I’m also really aware of the need to keep on building on my skills. Hopefully the next year of making and blogging will bring lots of learning and new discoveries.
I want to say a huge thank you to all my regular readers – it’s so great to have built up lots of blogging friendships. The other day I called round at another blog, and reading all the comments, I realised that I ‘knew’ almost all the other people who’d contributed – it was a very happy feeling. I think all this heartwarming stuff calls for a bit of celebratory giveaway, so don’t forget to pop back tomorrow..