It has been back to work and school for us this week and a new routine is iminent as we become more settled in our new home. I've been thinking a lot about what 2015 will hold for us B's, but first, a 'new years message.As self proclaimed Queen B in our house, (I live with three boys) I felt that I could get in on the actual Queen's Christmas Day Message act and I've decided to take this opportunity to look back over 2014.
I took a very quick look at my 2013 summary. What a year!! Just when I thought it couldn't get any more crazy, 2014 happened. So here's a quick look back over the journey you have joined me on.
In January I looked at thrifty meal planning (whilst feeling the financial implications of Christmas) and thought about how to plan meals to save waste and money.
February saw another craft day in Bourn and helped me to realise that I wanted to moved forward with more craft groups and plan further meet ups. The Crafty B's supported the Dream Drops charity and in March, we held another craft fair, this one was huge; with 34 stalls, crafty workshops and activities, a cafe (run by Hubby B and friends) and a bouncy castle! I felt a huge sense of achievement having organised this myself.Mini Maker ideas. I took this one step further in April when I used money left from the craft fair to run some childrens Easter workshops. I also decided to commit more fully to my blog and organising and marketing craft groups; so I investigated better workspace options. I found a great place to work from to start being more productive.
… in early May, we got some news that changed everything! Hubby B was offered a job in Cardiff and so anything Crafty B's related was now on hold whilst we made decisions, plans and hunted for our new abode!
In July, I announced our move and wrote about our holibobs including the deadly seagulls. Then there came some experimenting with Total Greek Yoghurt and their Total+ concept, some upcycling and I won a Hobbycraft voucher from a fellow blogger.
Cupcake Week and I finally finished Littlest B's crocheted wave blanket!
Making Home with a review of an address stamp and a view to continuing the feature in 2015. November saw the encouragement of food bank donations with #FoodBankFillUp. In December, despite the lack of a home internet connection, I was determined to bring you something Christmas themed and so we counted down with a #CraftyBsAdvent on the Mrs Crafty B Facebook page and on the blog I hosted The Twelve Makers of Christmas. I was also sure to say thanks to Costa Coffee for making an unsettling time, that bit more settled.
Hello 2015! We are moved, in, settled and ready for this next new adventure. New jobs, a different way of living, new schools, new friends, amazing places to explore, more space to craft/garden/play in and a huge home to 'make.' I can't wait to keep you all posted on the blog.
I hope you will continue to follow my journey as I craft my daydreams and begin 'Making Home'.
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