2016 Roundup

Wow! Can you believe it’s 2017 already? Little Lady will reach her double figures this year! Time really does fly as you get older. Last year has gone in a flash. I think I have achieved quite a bit in 2016.

I did quite a bit of running

We did quite a few things as a family

I made a number of things from fabric and wool

And food featured a lot in 2016 too

I love looking back at highlights of the year and can’t wait to start making “highlights” in 2017 too. 

What was the best bit of your 2016? Can you pick one?

Crafting and decluttering

Sorry I’ve been missing in action for a while. It’s not that I’ve been doing nothing. Just the opposite in fact. We have embarked on a decluttering mission here at a lifetime of DIY.

We have sent boxes to the charity shop, passed things onto friends and family and sold other bits and pieces.

While our house is looking marginally tidier and slightly less cluttered (still a long way to go) it has highlighted the true extent of my craft stash. I am honestly surprised by the amount of fabric, paper, notions, haberdashery I have. Some of it I don’t even remember buying, I have *that* much!

If we are to declutter properly then my craft stash needs to be reduced. So that’s my new mission for 2013 – to reduce my craft stash. I can do this in 2 ways:
1) Sell or donate items
2) Use it!
Personally I think I will end up doing both. While it will declutter my stash by selling and/or giving it away, I love crafting and so using it (and possibly selling the finished items) will be enjoyable for me if not a bit slower.

By my own rules, I can now only bring down supplies for 2 projects at a time. This will keep clutter in the front room down and also ensure that I don’t start too many projects and end up overwhelmed.

Some of the projects made already under the “craft declutter” mission are shown throughout this post. Matching leg warmers for my little lady and Angelina Ballerina; some cards; and 2 giant pompoms – one each for lady and baby D.

I will endeavour to post photos of other projects as and when I complete them so do pop back from time to time to see what I’ve been up to. Hope you like my creations.