In July I did lots of knitting while watching the Olympics, getting caught up with my sky blanket squares and making squares from random balls of leftover yarn:
I also went on some day trips, bought Jubilee souvenirs, updated my working wardrobe, stitched some poppies...
... and worked on some secret things I still can't share with you guys (sorry!)
I bought more grey yarn for my sky blanket, as there had been so many grey skies that I'd run out!
And I added some PDF patterns to my shops:
In September I started my festive craftiness early, with tutorials for felt snowmen ornaments, felt angel ornaments, an angel Christmas card and my first embroidery pattern:
I revamped my blog, visited London's Renegade craft fair, bought some ornament kits to keep me busy during the winter, and made lots of mini thank you cards to send with my shop orders:
I also did a bit of knitting from a book I'd been sent to review, weaved in loads of yarn ends on my sky blanket, had my first Making Day in ages, and stitched some cherry blossom and forget-me-not brooches:
I shared tutorials for snowflake bunting, glitter-y snowflake cards and a get well soon card, blogged about some of the lovely things made by my customers, sketched some new ideas, stitched a secret project, made some felt birds, bought some supplies, worked on my sky blanket, and finally finished the knitted cushion covers I'd blogged about way back in January:
I also tried something new, adding some cards to my shops including these winter robins:
November was Book Month! I reviewed lots of craft books, and also shared a free tutorial from one of the books. I also blogged about a local crafty pop up shop, my thoughts on Kirstie's Vintage Home, some yummy vintage glass baubles, assorted works in progress, and the German edition of my book:
I shared some more fun things my customers had been making (they've been a busy bunch this year!) and posted tutorials for some Christmas cards and some felt Christmas tree ornaments:
And my sky blanket just kept on getting bigger!
In December I bought new tape for packing my shop parcels, and a cool vanishing ink pen and wound embroidery threads as my thread stash expanded... and updated the colour trends felt pack in my shop to include colours for 2013. I also blogged about some works in progress, the gorgeous winter weather, my mother's growing felt ornament collection, and the felt Christmas stocking I designed for Crafttuts:
I stitched some squares for an old quilt, fell a bit behind with knitting and sewing together my sky blanket squares, and managed to finish my first cross stitch design: a snow globe.
And I adapted my felt owl tutorial to make felt owl ornaments!
Phew, when I read all that through 2012 seems like a very busy year! :)