Tuesday, 31 December 2013

My 2014 Goals

2013 has actually been a brilliant year for me. Little Miss was born, we moved house, BG started school and I finally learned to crochet!

I stopped doing New Year Resolution years ago but I do like to set myself a few goals. I have set myself some personal and professional goals. I thought it was best to write it down and put it out as I would be more likely to try and achieve them. So here are 2014 goals.

Learn 5 new skills. That sounds like a lot but I have already booked myself into some workshops in the New Year and I will be learning 3 new skills.

Choose a business name for my Freelance VA work and set up a new website so I can attract new customers.

Set up an Etsy shop for my crafty bits I  want to sell.  I have been designing bags and making candles and would like to make another stream of income from them.

Try a new recipe every month. I have a tonne of recipe books and I think one recipe a month is doable.

Ok not a lot of goals but enough for a working mum of two!

Do you set goals?

Friday, 6 December 2013

November Challenge Complete!!

I did it! I actually crochet, stitched on numbers and filled 24 bags for my daughters advent.

I finished crocheting the bags on the 24th which was my plan and I only just did it. This is was my view throughout November.

So 24 bags were complete and then I had to stitch on the numbers which I had never done and my sewing skills are non existent.

Many of them are not perfect but I don't care they are made with love.

The night before advent me and OH filled the bags with treats for our daughter. Each bag contains a piece or two of a wooden village, a chocolate coin or santa and some days she also has a advent task to do.

So this is the finished calendar.

As she has taken the bags down we have put up Christmas cards and I have made it a Christmas Shelf.

BG really loves her bags and this makes me really happy. 

If I was to this again I would:

1 Sew on the numbers before stitching the bags together

2 Start earlier!

3 Display them differently. Next year OH is going to cut me out a wooden Christmas tree and then I am going to paint it and add hooks to hang the bags on and display on the wall.

Right now its time to get on with Christmas gifts!

Did you make an Advent Calendar this year?