Happy new year

Today is the 1st January 2015 the stet of a fresh new year. I love the first day of the year time to make plans and changes for the better.

I am spinning some beautiful fibre from hilltopcloud at the moment with my drop spindle from spin city UK. It’s very relaxing and a dream to work with. I am determined this year to do more spinning so watch this space.

Loving my candles at the moment especially this one that my sister bought me for xmas. It’s actually a tea light holder and the buttons really shine through. She knows me very well.

A lot of things for me are changing this year for the better. I am finishing my professional life course and counselling course as I believe I can help others some how with this skill.

What will be changing for you all this year?

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New year time

So yes it is New Year’s Eve again. I can’t say I won’t be happy 2014 is over. It’s been a strange year full of ups and downs and I will be glad to start a fresh.

The whole house has been unwell recently so a fresh start is definitely what we need.

2014 was a good year in some ways it’s not all bad. I’m so lucky to connect with someone again that I has missed for over two years. We also moved into our lovely home. We got our little dog Rolo too. I also decided to home educate my two sons.

The next year is going to be about doing what I love and progressing with my hand dyed yarn business and social media and virtual assistant business.

I’m very proud of my eldest son and his YouTube career too.

I hope you all have a great new year and I’m not going to put resolutions on here as I am just happy for a fresh new start.

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Organising craft items

I love the start of the new year for organising everything. I don’t like clutter and like things to have their own place in my home.

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I love this idea for using pegs for pieces of yarn you wish to keep. Such a handy idea and looks pretty too.

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Another idea for using up oddments of yarn is to use it on presents. Something I will be doing for birthdays this year.

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If you have any empty tissue boxes left use them to store your yarn in or while you are knitting. You could even decorate the empty boxes yourself.

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Glass jars are excellent for keeping buttons especially if you have lots of different colours that need sorting out. A great visual display on a shelf or desk.

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I have a lot of yarn in my stash, which knitter doesn’t?! These shoe holders are a great idea for storing yarn in 

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Let me know if you have any hints or tips on craft storage too.

A round up of 2013?

Everyone seems to do a round up of the year on their blogs. I will be high lighting the things I am proud of in 2013 but not mentioning everything.

What did 2013 teach me? Actually it taught me a lot. Mainly about going after what you want and New beginnings. I moved to a new house this year which I love. I have amazing family and have made some wonderful friends too.

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Of course work will be included in this blog post. I was featured in let’s knit magazine again and knit today. Knit today and the local paper ran stories on the charity ideas I was doing for pancreatic cancer to help raise money. I also had great success selling my designs on etsy to a wide range of countries.

I have decided to concentrate on my knitting pattern designs for 2014 and just do the odd commision. I am starting a podcast too and YouTube channel. I am also going to be dyeing more yarns for peggy’s yarns. Therefore trying to expand it more.

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2014 is going to be the year that I really make things happen while still keeping my family a priority too.

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Happy New year ideas

I have so many ideas for the new year it’s all very exciting.

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I saw an idea the other day of putting things you wish to achieve into a glass jam jar and then at the end of the year see how many became possible. What a great idea! Something I will be doing

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We don’t usually do much for New year’s eve but I thought this was a great idea to keep the children happy and make them feel a little more special on New year’s eve.

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I hope you all have a great new year and let me know if you are going to try any of these ideas.

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Face your fears

This blog post came about from having a conversation with my 13 year old son. We were talking about doing things you want to no matter what. I was telling him that I want to start either a youtube channel or start a podcast on my knitting. But with everything sitting in front of a camera like that seemed a little daunting to me.

He told me to go for it and what’s the worse that can happen? He does youtube videos for gaming (justjoshtv) and he is very confident. JustJoshTV youtube channel link

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So I have decided that YES I will do these things in the new year as I have been thinking about them for ages! There is nothing stopping me apart from fear.

I think that should be everyone’s motto for the new year too. If there is anything you want to do but been putting it off go and do it!

Let me know in the comments what you plan to do in the new year