‘Tis finally the season to be jolly which means I’ve been snapping up everything gingerbread to show you over the next couple of weeks. My energy levels are disappearing but I have a few swaps to honour before the arrival of Second Baby.
This week I’ve been making a new type of gingerbread house for one swap partner, very simple with a red and white bead hanger and a metal heart on the door.
I’m hoping my crafting mojo will return soon. I’ve been struggling to pull out my sewing basket after Edward has gone to bed yet there are so many seasonal projects whizzing around my head!
Linking up with handmade monday and handmade thursday – pop over and visit some other crafty peeps!
It’s that time of the month when I need to sit down and see how my Day Zero progress is going. It’s been a really busy but productive month.
14. Complete a 365 day photo challenge
Our baby blog has now been updated for 14 months. It was originally started by my husband to record Edward’s first days and I wondered how we would have time to keep up with it! When my husband was hospitalised I used it as a way of making sure he didn’t miss out on how Edward was growing and I’ve managed to post every day. I’m not sure how long I’ll keep adding it to it but I recently stopped and got told off by nanny..
17. Plant a tree
Edward LOVES trees so hubby bought and planted something special. Unfortunately it died.
32. Take part in at least one swap a month for 6 months
I’ve been busy swapping which I love. I usually manage a couple of swaps a month but I’ve made a big effort since December to participate in at least one swap a month. I’ve tried some new crafty projects, made new friends and helped diversify my stash!
33. Use my fabric stash before I buy any more!
I’ve been really good and not bought fabric for ages and relied on swaps to add to my collection. I’ve also been really brave and let a good friend come over and help herself. Brownie points in heaven please!
56. Go to an Olympic event in London in 2012
Fingers crossed for this one. We’ve applied for tickets via the ballot and we’re waiting to hear if we’ve been successful.
62. Spend more time on my family history research
I’ve made a big step with putting my family history project online. It’s very much a work in progress but I’m hoping now it’s online other people will find it and connect with it.
88. Improve my blog
I attended BlogCamp which gave me lots of ideas for improving my blog. Hopefully they are paying off.
This months’ effort was made for a swap to make a Mug Rug. If you haven’t heard of these before they’re basically a small quilt which you can use for your tea and biscuits. They’re a great project if you’re new to quilting and can be completed in under an hour.
I used this great tutorial from Contented and love my little mug rug. I was very sad to send it on it’s way across the Atlantic. I have to admit I struggled with the binding but it was a lovely little project to make.