As I was putting together my top Calico picks (check them out here), I realised I hadn't done my usual selection of projects here at Words and Pictures yet. And it turned out I'd forgotten 2014 altogether, so I did a retrospective retrospective! With 2014 finally honoured, I started scrolling through my 2015 creations and trying to decide on a Baker's Dozen. As usual, the whittling has been tricky, but here are some of my favourites from last year.
I haven't included any of my Tim tags though I love them all (and you can see them all here anyway!) or any of the things made at workshops (though they are definite favourites - you can see them here) and I haven't included any creations which appeared on other blogs as part of Design Team or Guest Designer duties. I'm away from my craft desk quite a lot over the next few months, so I'll be running catch-up posts collecting those projects together here at Words and Pictures, which means you'll get to see them again anyway (and I'll leave it to you to judge which ones might have made the shortlist!).
If you were keeping count you'll notice my baker is even more generous with his dozen than the phrase already allows for. But I think reflection is a really important part of the creative process, and looking back can be a real inspiration for taking the next steps forward, so I'd whittled as far as I wanted to. I hope you've enjoyed this collection, and I hope I've included some of your favourites too. Now onwards into 2016!
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have really lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.