I’ve been thinking about the goals I wanted to set for myself for this coming year, and it’s really easy to get bogged down in the little stuff. My love of to-do lists (and dependence on and adoration for Evernote) makes it easy to have a hundred million items on the lists of things I want to do, and having so many possibilities all right in front of me tends to make me want to just curl up on the couch under a blanket, not actually pursuing any of them. So here are the big things I’m going to try for in 2013.
* knit up existing stash yarns
* refresh our home
* practice photography (this includes learning more about DSLR manual modes)
* find the right job
* blog regularly
Most of these will result in many more small successes which I can celebrate along the way, but I feel like I will be able to manage working toward these big goals without putting a ton of pressure on myself.
I started out the new year on the right foot with a little DSLR practice. I was still on automatic mode, but I played around with shooting outside in the super-sunny snowiness, and I felt that I got a good result. I’m doing a 52weeks project this year, and it felt good to get the first photo taken (following the monthly theme) on the first possible day. I’ll be posting about the 52weeks experience over at AnneArchy, so feel free to keep your RSS eye over there, too.
So here’s to a fresh new year with fresh possibilities!
My knit lawn gnome has been treasured!
Thanks to Sue from CreamNoSugar for curating this treasury.
Susan‘s done it again – another sweet treasury: Overlapping Love.
We’ve been treasured again!
Thanks to curator Amanda from forkeepsamanda for including our Sparkle Collar.
Susan made me a most awesome birthday present this year: a custom carry case for Ellis!
Lovely, isn’t it? She custom embroidered it just for Ellis. I love the earth tones she used!
Check out this intricate design!
And a key pullchain for the zipper:
It’s so perfect! The inside is plain white cloth, which will prevent any chance of staining and also looks really crisp and clean.
Isn’t this awesome?
Thank you, Susan! You rock!
I’ve been toiling away at the gnome factory again, in anticipation of the Detroit Urban Craft Fair, at which Team Librarian will be one of the vendors.
First off, we have a bunch of bald gnomes, awaiting their facial hair.
And now they’ve got hair! Just need haircuts:
Ah, that’s better. Now they’re all ready to go!
I started a new skein of yarn partway through making these, so some of the gnomes ended up with curly beards!
I love these little guys.
Autumn weather has truly started in our area, so here are some lovely items for my favorite season.
We’ve been treasured again, in this preview of the coming season:
Thanks to curator Alery for including us!
Candy Corn is in season!
Thanks to curator PurpleBlueRetro for including us!
Our new-to-the-shop DIY knit-a-gnome kit is featured in this lovely seasonal treasury.
Thanks to curator 13clovers for including us.