2014 in (about) 12 photos


Another year has come and gone and I always like to reflect back on the year with a blog post highlighting about twelve photos, which is really hard to narrow it down to. You can see 2013 and 2012 here.
In 2014:
-I hosted 9 crafternoons (same as last year, only two months without!)
-there was an animal crossing birthday party
-roadtrips, but mostly all within Pennsylvania
-Molly and I hit the mother load on two different occasions with cake toppers, and spun cotton toppers
-I made a bunch of fabrics including the kitty loaf which was a middle of the night idea
-we started letterboxing again
-we grew a bunch of pumpkins in our garden and got to carve them all on Halloween
-I made some little things out of clay (need to make more!)
-I became obsessed with cute bugs with faces
-launched the Plush of The Month Club
-celebrated our 12 year wedding anniversary
-went to two lego/brick fairs
-grew a million tomatoes
-saw an alpaca give birth
and so much more! This was the first year I decided not to do any craft shows, but did ride along with Molly to help her sell at her very first one. Looking back at my goals last year to “make more, travel more, try new things, and read 50 books” Well I did make lots this year (POM club helped with that), there was barely any traveling, and I can’t even think about any new things I may have tried. So kind of a bust there, haha. As for the books I started off really strong and finished about 16 books before Summer, but then nothing.
I’ve decided to still set goals for this year and aim this time for 25 books in a year. I’ve also like to get back into a regular routine of working out on my elliptical, and doing a lot more cooking. I’d like to finally create a handmade vinyl toy that I’ve been mulling over for the last couple of years. I even made a mold, but then of course had changes I wanted to make to it. I’d like to spend more time working on terrariums as I really enjoy the hand sewing aspect of those, and create more complete fabric collections for Spoonflower instead of one off fabrics here and there. It will be nice to look back next year and see how my list pans out.