2018 Make Review
With the end of the year closely approaching as I write this, it’s time to take a look back at my year of crafting.
I had some great successes!
And also, didn’t even start most of my goal projects.
What can ya do?
Back in January I posted all of my crafty dreams and goals for the year. You can see that post here.
And here is the low down on how I really did.
Mittens - Success I finished Evelyn’s pair of Acorn mittens, plus a handful of “trial” mittens (more like made a mistake, and it was easier to just start over). I loved them so much I plan to make Addie a matching pair.
Colorwork or Fair Isle Did not start (DNS)
Finish a pair of socks (I have one in the works currently) FAIL although I am 1 inch away from finishing a knee high sock, which will hopefully be done by the time this post goes up.
Fingerless gloves DNS
Shawl FAIL But I did start my Baubles shawl from Andrea Mowry and I am loving it!
Start a scrap blanket DNS
Two at a time socks DNS
Socks with an afterthought heel DNS
Fish lips kiss heel DNS
Finish my Maple Leaf Dance quilt FAIL I almost have all of the fabric pieces cut, if that counts?
Make Addie a quilt DNS
A quilt for our bed DNS
Establish three hexie scrap quilts and decide on a pattern DNS
Start two secret gift quilts DNS
A sewing organizer DNS
A sewing machine cover DNS
An adult shirt DNS
An adult dress DNS
At least 1 garment for each girl Half Success
A tote or other project bag DNS
Fabric baskets for the girls' bookcase downstairs DNS - Bought instead
Bowl cozies DNS
Other Crafts and Projects
Catch up my project life (I'm about 2 1/2 years behind. Yikes!) FAIL Although I did finish 2015 and I am about 1/2 way through 2016.
Evelyn's first year book DNS
Addie's first year book DNS
Finish our hall tree Success We do have one small step to finish, but our hall tree is in use, and I am counting this a success!
Build entry table DNS
Bookshelf for Addie DNS
Quilt ladder for office DNS
Yarn and fabric dying DNS
Wood burning DNS
Wood carving DNS
Spinning - drop spindle or wheel DNS
Get back to drawing DNS
1 year in stitches embroidery project (I am starting this late as I have not received my supplies yet, so I am still debating - do I "cheat" and make up for the stitches I missed, or start and go 365 days from there?) FAIL I did start this project, and love the progress I made, but found it hard to keep inspired. I also didn’t make this the most accessible project for a daily one. I would still like to finish off the project with key themes and events from our year, because I love how it is looking for far!
So - 2018.
Don’t worry folks, it’s all behind us now!
I have to say, for not being the most productive craft year ever, I am extremely pleased with the projects i did accomplish, as well as all the growth I felt I made in the last 365 or so days!
So, what was your favorite project you completed in 2018? And how did you do on all your crafty goals?
Let me know in the comments below, or tag @peoniesandcream and #peoniesandcream on social media!