Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The end of the year is fast approaching...

December is zooming by and a new year fast approaching. I pulled out my 2011 list of goals and was thinking about all the things I've done this year. I had specifically written on here "Keep the list in front of you" because I am always making these New Year's lists and never see them again until the following year, or later.
This year's list was all about crafts. In years past I have had things like "learn a musical instrument" on there...and, well, that didn't go far. However, I can play "Silent Night" on a harmonica...poorly.

Here's my list:

I did accomplish a few! Yay me! Ha!
1.Sign up for some classes ( egg tempura painting and mixed media with Serena Barton in Portland!)
2. Try more felted pincushions and submit them. ( I'll give myself a "sort of" on this. The felted dolls are sort of pincushions, too. Hee)
3. Submit my art doll (this I did do...still waiting to hear. Fingers crossed. It's a doll I've never posted.)
4. Try new doll techniques. ( Did a lot of that!)
5. Play with shrines. ( Still want to do more with those. And I have some great ones from Donna!! It'll be on the 2012 list!)
6. Small quilts. ( made 5 tops, finished one, bound 3 but haven't sewn...ugh)
7. Sewing brush cases (done, and gifted to friends)
8. More seasonal cards ( uh...this just didn't happen except for 3 I whipped up yesterday...)
9. Do a series of work. ( felted dolls...5 finished! Yay!)
10. Take more photos. ( Even got a new camera for my birthday in May. This one was easy!)
11. Make more from what I have. ( Hmmm, I did well in the fabric department on this one, but wool is another story!)
12. Less for blogs, more for me! ( When I first started this blog I was mainly doing challenge blogs and really ended up creating for those. It wasn't leaving time for what I really wanted to do. I had a great time, and it helped me find the things I really love to do, but I definately moved into more creating for me and my mood now.)

I didn't even have "open an etsy shop" on my list, but that has also been a fun new adventure. And thank you all for your kind supportive encouragement! It's going along well...and for 2012 I may have to put on my list "less for etsy, more for me"! Ha! I am definately the kind of person who right out of the gate is pretty obsessed with things...oh, I'll admit it, I'm a bit of an etsy junkie these days!

We still have a few weeks to go and Christmas is nearly here, but it was fun to pull out my sketchbook and look at what I have done this year.

I hope you're all having a wonderful holiday season. See you soon.


Donna, Doni, Lady D said...

I am so absolutely INSPIRED by your list, Katie! I'm going to do one for 2012. You accomplished so much .. hope you are very proud of yourself. Can't wait to see your next years list. xxDonna Thanks for dropping over!

craftattack said...

You have managed a lot, I am sure 2012 will be even better. Love the list you have journaled! Valerie

Emma said...

Lots of achievements here, mine was my solo show & we've got two shorter 2 man shows next year!

Barbara said...

Cute and inspirational post! What I learned from it is to try and focus on what we really want to accomplish, but keep ourselves open and save some time for things as they unexpectedly jump in front of us (Etsy for you!). Have fun and enjoy the new year. I'll be watching!

Joanna said...

I'm impressed how many ticks you have been able to put on your goal list for 2011. Well done you! And, however poorly played, 'Silent Night' on the harmonica definitely goes down as a 'musical instrument learnt' - I think you could put it on your list and tick it in one smooth action.


Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Looks like you made pretty good headway on the list. I am doing some seriuos thinking about 2012 because I know what you mean about making more time to make what you want. xox Corrine

Penny said...

Great list and lots of 'ticks'! Good job!! I think its always fun to come up with a list or if not a list at least some concrete thoughts of what we want to do or be in the coming year. Its always a plus when you can check off the accomplishments at the end of the year.

In the Light of the Moon said...

I have always been a "list girl" so I can totally relate to your list and during this time of year,the list just keeps getting bigger and bigger...heehee.Love your journal page!! Hugs,Cat

artymess said...

what a great idea to make a list ...I always have such great ideas then immediately forget them ...x