4 January 2011

And suddenly, it was 2011, and I realised...

It has been aaaages since I last posted! Let's catch up, shall we?

The last few weeks of 2010 were a bit of a madhouse. The BF changed jobs and is now working from home, which, I have to admit, is already cutting deeply into my crafty time. I don't know, I feel a bit uncomfortable sitting there, fiddling with yarn and needle(s) while he's working... Not that I have that much time to spend on crafting anyway: I've been working on my thesis a lot and work has been very busy.

I did get some craftywork done, though. Since we weren't doing any presents for Christmas (I don't think we actually officially decided this, it just turned out this way), I felt like making at least a tiny little thing to give my family.

They're ornaments made from the tutorial over at Attic24, made in cotton. I made one for my parents, my sister, my brother and his girlfriend, and attached little promises for 2011: a long day of shopping, to go to the cinema, or a concert, or a museum, or to stay at home and make a giant homecooked meal.

I also made a tiny little thing for the boyfriend.

Recognise him?

How about now?

It's the Android logo from Google Android! He's not done yet, though. He still needs feet. Poor boy's been wobbling around like a rocking chair for days.

Then Christmas went and New Year's Eve came around, after a week in which I only had to work twice (ah, bliss) and had some time to spare. So naturally, I spent it on baking biscuits. Zoom Yummy's Tea Cookies to be precise! Being me, I had to change up the recipe, and added half a cup of cocoa to the mix. This made them a bit dry, and taste a lot like cocoa, (not that there's anything wrong with that) so I added a layer of white chocolate on top to counter the taste a bit. Let's call it middle child syndrome and leave it at that.

I made myself a promise to make the original recipe someday soon as well, so I'll be able to tell if the recipe really is good. But if I can fiddle with it and still make yummy cookies, the recipe must be really good. Try it!

And then...

It was 2011. I spent the first hour of this year running around outside, trying to take awesome fireworks-pictures, and this is one of the few that came out great, but it's so much fun to do! I just love fireworks, it's so pretty!

2011 will be a whole new year of opportunities, of trying new things, of expanding my crafting skills, of getting healthy, of finishing Uni, of finding jobs and hopefully keeping them... I don't know about you, but I think 2011 will be an exciting year!


  1. I love the little android!

  2. Happy new year Tecrin!!!
    I love your ornaments!!! the colors are great! (favourites of mine!)
    and the cookies look soooo deli!!!

  3. arrrrrrgh! i totally love the gorgeous green android.. he's cuuuuuuuuute!

  4. Happy New Year! Love all the tiny gifts you made. Too cute. :)