Friday, 1 January 2016

Crafting Roller Coaster 2015

My crafting resolutions for 2015 were a guiding compass for me. I had four resolutions and I completed them all without stress or pressure, just utter happiness. They were:

To crochet a skirt - Awesome and I wear it a lot too.

To knit something for my bloke that was not a hat - A bit big but cosy nonetheless.

To master double pointed needles - I made my first pair of socks.

To make a double bed scrappy quilt - Which I love every time I look at it.

My 2016 pledges are:
  1. To learn how to Sew a bra
  2. To Crochet something beautiful to wear
  3. To complete another quilt
  4. To learn to knit stranded Nordic style
Of course I will always get side tracked; make my own clothes, make things out of nothing to recycle and sample up little projects for my classes. I will also continue the challenge of making things from Minerva and White Tree products as well as continuing my third year of successful vintage pattern pledges with Maria over at stitching odyssey. 

I hope that you will continue to join me this year on the crafting roller coaster we all love to ride. Your support, comments, blogs and friendship have been a constant inspiration. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Happy New Year and what are your crafting resolutions for 2016?

Jo xxxxxx


  1. Well done on your successes in 2015 and good luck with you your list for 2016. I like that you have picked four very different projects, I would love to learn to knit socks but I am trying to focus on completing some of my works in progress.

  2. I LOVE your skirt! Look forward to seeing your 2016 makes. I'm determined to finish my granny square blanket this year...had it on the go for about three years to my shame, but as you say it's easy to get side tracked.
    Happy New Year.

  3. Good luck with your crafting goals for the new year, it looks like a good one. I enjoyed seeing all your crafty work throughout the year and have been inspired by you lots. Happy New Year to you and your family. xx

  4. Of course we will join you, where else would we be? I love your goals, mine are just to get that darn Flaum done and a few more things, no big expectations, nothing to challenging just to find the time to knit would be miracle enough.
    Hugs to you and Happy New Year,

  5. Great makes and great things yet to come! I hope that you enjoy it all. Happy New Year! xx

  6. Happy New Year! Wishing you lots of luck with your resolution list. I really want to learn to quilt, I am determined that this year will be the year! Xxx Leah

  7. Happy New Year to you lovely Jo! I'm right on the roller coaster with you. Looking forward to your creations this year! Been xx

  8. I continue to admire what you have made and look forward to seeing the results of your creativity in 2016, Jo. I aim to continue to make progress on my big projects and complete some of them as well as some little projects, too :) xx

  9. Happy New Year. I saved a sew along tutorial which you might find useful
    Liz x

  10. Great resolutions. Happy new year.

  11. You are very creative, Jo and make lots of diverse and exciting things! Wishing you a happy crafty 2016!
    Helen xox

  12. You are amazingly creative Jo and the things you make truly amaze me! Good luck with your creative goals for this year and wishing you all the best for 2016.
    Marianne x

  13. Best wishes for the New Year, I will definitely be joining you on your creative journey.

  14. Jo, you are an absolutely bloody marvel! Is there anything you can't do? If you weren't so lovely and funny I'd feel really crap about my own inabilities but instead I want to cheer you on and see what you make next. Seriously, I love seeing what you'd made (and often seemingly out of nothing!) and you inspire me all the time. Happy new crafting year to you lovely. xx