Hello to you, all of our lovely readers! I hope 2017 has started well for you……… I was certainly glad to see the back of 2016. What a turbulent year it was! Big shocking things happened in the world, and at times it felt all turned upside down.
I have to confess, I'm not big on new year resolutions. I do like to reflect back on the past year…..and think about what could be better next time. I try to choose a guiding word for the year ahead, and I like to set some intentions.
So what of 2016? At the start of the year, we had just been writing this blog for a couple of months. We were new on social media, and were just finding our feet as a new venture. Fitting in our weekly meetings, writing the blog, posting regularly on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at times felt overwhelming. We achieved a lot in this year, and it was wonderful. I am so proud of what Lu and I have built. To some extent, though, Two Crafty Brownies took over my life, and I maybe lost sight of who I was a little. So this post is about the things that stood out for me personally…….
I started sewing my own clothes
some from self drafted patterns.....
I took up crochet
and managed to make some christmas presents......
Even though I long for the countryside, I looked for beauty in my city...
I designed some images for our biz......
and then we got side tracked into tie dye....
After growing my hair for two years, I cut it off and felt so happy.....
My oldest went off to university
I signed up for an online painting course and in the process realised I had become stuck in a silly place.
I made presents for friends....
and some things for myself
My intentions for this year are simple........plan ahead, be better organised, keep making! Writing this post the day before it's due, I realise - there's still work to do!
My word for last year was 'grow'. I wrote about it here. I have been waiting for this year's word to come to me, and over the past couple of weeks, it has.
My word for this year is 'dare'. Dare to ask for help when I need to. Dare to believe I can do things I've only dreamed of. Dare to live my best life. Push myself a bit further than I usually would.
Let's see how it goes!
Are you doing anything differently this year, darlings? Do tell in the comments below.