Monday 2 January 2012

Happy New Year

Its been a while since I have tapped out a post on my laptop for the Etsy Ireland Blog.  Well, its a New Year and the time has come to say hello again......   So, Hello Again.......

I am not one to make New Year Resolutions, I used to be but I gave that up a long time ago.  So many good intentions never fulfilled...... So, what to do instead!!!!  

I have come across 2 positive alternatives while catching up on my reading over the last week which I have embraced for 2012. 

Firstly, before saying goodbye to 2011 I sat yesterday and wrote down all of the things I achieved during the year and I must say I was surprised at how long the list was.  It included all of my Etsy events, people I met, places I went to, new skills (I tried a bit of weaving for the first time), as well lessons learned from mistakes I made, etc. etc. etc.

Secondly, going forward into the new year I listed a number of new things I would like to try, places to go to, etc a type of bucket list.  I came up with 52, one for each week of the year.  Now I will look forward to planning them but wont be too discouraged if I dont get all of them ticked off the list before the bells ring out for 2013 as they can be added to the following year.

So, why dont you try to do the same - list what you have achieved and gather together what you would like 2012 to bring you. 

I wish you all the best of New Years.  May the Crafting Fairies visit you often and bring you creativity and sales to make this a positive year to remember.



  1. Happy new year Mo, thats a great idea - I too gave resolutions after "learn to speak French" appeared for five years straight and I still can't speak it well!
    So i'll make a list - hope you have a great year!

  2. Great idea Mo, thanks for sharing! And very happy this year to all, may it be successful with lots of new, wonderful crafty challenges and of course treats too!

    Heli :)

  3. Thanks for posting Mo and Happy New Year to you and all the team. Let's hope 2012 is a great year for us all! I love the way you tagged the post 'positive' :-) I for one, could do with a bit more positivity now....

  4. Great article, thank you Mo and a Happy New Year. I am always making lists but find that I add more than I get done!I really like the idea of listing new things I would like to try, rather than the usual 'jobs to do'! It does have a much more appeal, perhaps we should pool our ideas!

  5. Hi there
    thanks for all the comments. Maybe its time for us to have some group meetings??? maybe in the provinces???
    Now that the year of craft is over we need to keep the cause alive.
    Any thoughts???

  6. Happy New Year! I love the way you made a list of achievements first - I should be doing that, since 2011 seems to have been awfully gloomy to me.

    I learnt that too many New Year's resolutions are no good, since I forget them all even before I write them down! So, I've got two on my list:

    Save some money, even if it is only a pound a week. I was a great saver as a kid, then teenagehood hit and I never saved since - but I found myself utterly pennyless in the weeks before Christmas and decided that I never ever want to be without some backup money ever again!

    Also, I want to do up my flat. I spent so many lovely times in my friends' houses over Christmas, and their places are so nice, while a mess. So, I've already asked a friend of mine to be my 'buddy' who will be keeping me on the straight and narrow in terms of decluttering and decorating. By the end of the year, I shall have a lovely and very creative flat!