Monday, 31 December 2012

The year that was...

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It's hard to believe that 2012 is drawing to a close already.  Didn't we just celebrate the new year a few months ago?

It's been a busy year in the Fitzbirch households.  Children moving from school to university (and the exam stresses that go hand in hand with that process) and moving in and out of home, trips to the emergency department, holidays, spending time with family and friends - these last twelve months really do seem to have been a whirlwind of activity.  Through the everyday dramas of family life though,  Louise and I did come up with the idea to start this blog, which has been a beacon of calmness in our busy lives.  We've loved sharing our crafts with you, along with the thoughts and processes behind every project, and we've been delighted with your feedback, follows and likes.  We truly appreciate that you choose to read and craft along with us.

Among our favourite projects for the year have been learning how to crochet roses and we've loved them so much we've used them in a few of our blog updates including our Knitted Tea Cosy and Doorstop.  

We also can't go past Louise's teenage son actually asking for a knitted jumper and the wonderful result (which you can see here) plus the  delight of learning to use a knitting loom, which has produced a few quick and easy items including a pair of stripy leg warmers.

What's in store for 2013 in our world of craft?  Embroidery, crochet, afghans, knitted mittens and gloves and that's just for starters.  Louise is all signed up for the Debbie Abrahams 'Mystery Blanket KAL' ( and I personally can't wait to see the final result!  Of course it also goes without saying that a bigger yarn stash is also something we're both aiming for in 2013...

Happy New Year


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