Happy New Year!
(Photos from Daily Mail online)
- Make more felt - total failure here as I haven't made any new felt pieces in the last year. I have used my felt to make lots of things, but I need to make sure I keep going with my felt making. Jewellery making and sewing seem to have taken over during the last year, but I'm sure I can find a bit more time for all of them!
- Read interesting books - success again with this aim as I have read some fascinating books this year: The Lost Pre-Raphaelite, The history of Colour, The Criminal Conversations of Mrs Norton (about the first woman to bring to public notice the way the law did not recognise women), a biography of Louisa M Alcott, Jonathan Srange and Mr Norrell, the Merry Hall Trilogy by Beverley Nichols...in total, 63.
- Be Creative - I continued with various creative activities including starting kumihimo, using a heat gun to emboss stamped images, using foil flakes to embellish stamped images, more sewing, gardening. This will be a continued aim for this year too.
- Get rid of/donate things I do not want or need - this is ongoing but has become more pressing now as we have both decided we have too much stuff, and it is beginning to depress us. The time has come to really get to grips with it and decide what we do need/want and get rid of things we don't. It sounds easy, doesn't it, but it isn't! However, this is a major aim for both of us for 2016.
Happy New Year to you all and I hope it is a healthy and prosperous one.