In the past year...
... My new book, Super-Cute Felt Animals was published (yay!).
... I decided to stop selling handmade things to focus on designing and writing and blogging, and since then I've worked on a whole bunch of exciting, interesting, fun and challenging freelance projects for books, magazines and websites (lots of which I am still dying to tell you guys about as soon as I'm allowed to). This has been a bit stressful at times (deadlines, aargh) and has made blogging more of a challenge as I'm often working on things I'm not allowed to share, but overall it's been hugely enjoyable and a very welcome change after years of repetetive "production-line" sewing.
... I went on my first solo holiday ever (awesome) and my first trip abroad since my mid-teens (also awesome - remind me to actually blog about it sometime!)
... I made what may be one of my best decisions ever and started getting out of my studio for Nice Days Out, having cuppas with fellow crafters and bloggers, meeting up with old friends, and visiting parks, museums, art galleries, exhibitions, historic buildings, craft fairs, and more.
... Oh, and my sister got married! (It was lovely. I cried.)
30 was a hard year for me, it's great to look back at 31 and think "yup, that was a good one". Fingers crossed I'll be able to say the same this time next year.
I'm continuing to add to my photo-a-year collage, and have picked this (slightly-blurry-but-who-cares) photo to represent me at 31: a pre-wedding selfie.
And here's all 32 years :)