Most of those other things consisted of sewing! One of the things I'm most proud of is making my Tula Pink sampler quilt (top right), it took forever (about 4 months) but I do love it. I've also done several Instagram swaps (the pouches are for one of them). I've made lots of stuff for my son, and even some things for me. Next year I'm going to try and make more for friends and family if I have time, I also still have lots of I want to make for myself too.
1 hr baskets and owl sewing buddies, I'm sure there will be more of them in my future.
Something I want to conquer next year is free motion embroidery. I had a go at teaching myself over Christmas and this was my second picture (above), not too bad for a beginner I reckon but I want to get in lots more practice and improve.
One other thing I did a lot of with my new free time was reading! I was aiming for a book a week, 52 books in total. I hit that by the summer and I've now just finished book 134! I should be around 136 by the end of the year.
Plus not only did I read a lot but I also wrote a lot, I started my second book in November and I'm 70,000 words in now! My new book is not a craft or business book like my last one, it's fiction, a thriller. I don't have a publisher for it at the moment so no idea whether it will ever make it into print but I'm enjoying the process plus it's even got sewing in it!
Speaking of my other book, Craft a Creative Business, it got published in the USA and many other countries in early 2015. Plus it went to a second print run early this year! It's kind of surreal to think that people all around the world are reading my book, Japan, India, Australia, Canada, all over the place! Plus despite being on sale in the UK for over a year now it's still in the top 20 of the starting a business chart on Amazon, sometimes even top 10.
I don't know how many copies have sold yet, I only get a statement once a year but I should find out next month :)
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We're up to almost 100,000 visitors a month and have some brilliant things lined up for 2016. Plus if you haven't seen it yet we have a fab Christmas giveaway running with Weaver Dee, you can win a new sewing machine plus a leather sewing case. Details here.
So how did your 2015 go? What have you got planned for 2016? Any projects in mind, new skills you want to learn?
Hope you all have a fabulous 2016!