Wrapping Up a Crafty 2009

What a busy year 2009 was! Look at all the knit and crochet projects I’ve made last year. These doesn’t even include the sewing, cooking and embroidery I did too. I’m surprised I had time to do anything else. 😛

2009 Knit & Crochet Projects
1. Berry Stitch Bag Revisited, 2. This Handknit Scarf Could Be Yours!, 3. Knitted Possum Pouch, 4. Asherton Reversible Scarf, 5. Rosemary Wearing Bow-knot Wisp, 6. iPod Nano Knitted Socks with Earphone "Pocket", 7. Crochet Hearts, 8. Crochet Cupcakes, 9. Emma & Jackson, 10. Crochet Swirls Cap, 11. Quick B’day Makeup Bag, 12. Winter Amigurumi Octopus, 13. Sushi Toilet Roll Cozy, 14. Knitted Bunny, 15. Crochet Baby Pear, 16. Muir Scarf, 17. Crochet Teapot Cozy, 18. First Graffiti Knitting, 19. "May the force be with you", 20. Richard loves Amigurumi Pears!, 21. Ysoline & Amigurumi Pears, 22. Novelty Yarn Crochet Hairband 1, 23. Pear Tawashi, 24. Baktus Scarf FO, 25. Missy Strawberry in the tree, 26. Juggling Amigurumi Pears, 27. Summer Shawl Collar Vest, 28. Whimsical Christmas Tree, 29. Crochet Potholders for Christmas Gifts, 30. Chrysanthemum Washcloth, 31. Crochet Flower Fridgies, 32. Rose Petals Square, 33. Crochet Apple Trio, 34. Vesper Summer Tee, 35. Vesper tee & FF Shawl

Warning: I’ll be tooting my own horn for the rest of the post. Please excuse the blatant self-promotion. It’s hard to reflect on the year without patting myself on the back at the same time.

So what have I achieved in 2009:

  1. I moved my blog from Blogger to WordPress and started writing regularly.
  2. I lost my job and started my own business selling crochet patterns and handmade soft toys.
  3. 66 patterns and 19 soft toys were sold last year. Thank you for your support!
  4. My blog traffic grew from less than 1,000 visitors in January to nearly 10,000 visitors a month by the end of 2009.
  5. More than 300 of you are subscribed to my blog too!
  6. My tutorials were featured on several great websites like Whip Up, One Pretty Thing, Tipnut and Totally Tutorials.
  7. Other bloggers and online shops were nice enough to collaborate with me. These include Yarn and Kisses, Ecoyarns, American Yarns, Melissa Goodsell and CraftPassion.
  8. I also started working at two different part-time jobs.
  9. I paid more attention to my health and started bushwalking regularly.
  10. And last but not least, we celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary. Yipee!

So what’s in store for 2010? HEAPS! In the following blog posts, I’ll dig into my stash and start planning for the year ahead. It’s going to be fun coming up with all the projects to knit and crochet. Hope you join in too!

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5 Responses to “Wrapping Up a Crafty 2009”

  1. Rowan says:

    wow you have been busy! i really love the giant sized amigurumis you make. The photo of the little kid with the pears is sooo cute 🙂
    .-= Rowan´s last blog ..Amigurumi in Bosnia and Herzegovina =-.

  2. Cath says:

    Wow! They are some big achievements. I’m proud to be a recipient of your blue starry potholder – which is really too good to be a pot holder.
    .-= Cath´s last blog ..Episode 14 – Drilling for Yarn =-.

  3. sue says:

    All those projects look fantastic! I think I am going to have read all your others now that I have discovered your website.
    .-= sue´s last blog ..Happy Birthday Sis! =-.

  4. Julie says:

    so, so many awesome projects in 2009!! No doubt you’ll have another awesome year in 2010. H
    .-= Julie´s last blog ..Nativity Camel Update =-.

  5. Umi says:

    So impressed with your crafty projects! They all look beautifully done. Looking forward to your 2010 projects.

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