So here for you is a short review of some of my favourite bits of 2013:
The first things I made in 2013. Filled an immediate need but no need to repeat...
I made my first amigurumi elephant back in Autumn 2012 when crochet was still a hobby rather than part obsession, part source of income (to see my shop, click here). Since then I have refined the pattern, spent a lot of time ensuring they are safe and legal for sale as toys, and increased the colour range. Different elephant designs have different names and characters and they all have their own characters. Here are a few introductions:
I haven't run out of names or colours yet, so there are definitely more to come...
SPECIAL MUG HUGS
A surprise hit in the spring, this daisy chain was the first item I sold on Etsy to someone I didn't already know, so it will always be special to me.
If you know how to handle a ball of wool, your life is not complete until you have made some hats :-)
Sometimes I make things just for fun, and here are a some of them:
I also make granny squares....
I am so happy that people want to buy what I make, but there are only so many hours in a day and I love to invent as much as I love to create. Writing and publishing patterns is one thing I plan to focus on more this year. I'm sure lots of you lovely readers are fellow hookers, so I think giving people a choice between a pattern or a finished handmade item covers more bases. What do you think? I just need to remember to write down what stitches I used as I go along!
What is on your to do list for this year?