Sunday, 29 December 2013

2013 - A Year in Review Part 1

2013 has been a splendid year.  So it seems only fitting to write a year in review, and reflect on all the things I've made, all the wonderful people I've met and all the fantastic times I've had.  It's hard to know where to start with such a mammoth task, but I think first I'll start with my makes. 
As you may know I make quilts and other items for my little business Quilt Candy, so here are all the quilts I've made this year, roughly in chronological order. 

A mini for my dear friend Julie

I'll admit, it's not as many quilts as I would like, but that's partly because I have been super busy making personalised bunting too - something that has proved really popular.  Here are some examples of the bunting I've made, often many times but with different names. 

 I was also lucky enough to have a stand at The Harbour Gallery in the summer months.

The small items in particular proved very popular; I never imagined having to make so many chickens!

I also had great fun  making lots of quilted journal covers. 


I did have big plans to make personalised stockings.  But sadly there was just not enough time.   But I did manage to finish my WIP of six years, my Christmas Stocking Cross Stitch.

And I even managed to make some Christmas gift tags, both for my children and a few orders :-)

When I look back, I feel so lucky to have had the opportunity to achieve all I have in this last year.  All those late nights at the sewing machine; all those mornings where I've felt like a zombie have all been worth it when I think of all the things I've made and hopefully the happiness I've brought to their owners. 

I've also had so many wonderful quilting related experiences, more than I could have ever imagined, and made SO many new friends.  I can't wait to re-cap them all with you.  But I think I'll save that for another post. 

Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you've had a wonderful year too.

Sarah x


  1. Gosh, what a fab year! Love those gift tags :-)

  2. It has been a great year! So glad that the business has kept you so busy in 2013 :D

  3. What a productive year you've had - so many beautiful things you've made and so many fortunate people to own them, including me! Big thanks to you Sarah, and I look forward to sharing another year of friendship with you.

  4. And this is just Part 1?? Fabby work, Sarah - hoping some of your talent will rub off on me in March :)

  5. You have so many fabulous items there Sarah ! Hope you're having a great start to the New Year, and looking forward to meeting you soon :-)


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