Tag Archives: 2012

New Year, New Giveaway


Happy New Year!

Before I get to the looking forward part, I wanted to do a quick look back. These are some of the things I made/came across/thought were pretty enough to photograph through 2012.


Jan 2012



MFeb 20122March

March 20124


April 201210


May 20128


June 20126


July 201210


August 20122


September 2012


October 2012


November 2012


December 2012

Looking through so many pictures made me realise just how much I’d made last year. Some months were a lot more productive than others, but I’ve enjoyed my creativity very much this year.

I wrote last January about my habit of starting things that I never get round to finishing. I still do that – I have a box of unfinished projects (that I’ve managed to lose somehow!) but I’ve learnt a lot even from the things that I’ve not completed. I’m hoping that 2013 will be the year when I learn to finish the things I start, but even if I can’t manage that I’m sure I’ll continue to learn a lot of other things along the way. I hope you’ll continue to join me on my creative journey!

One last thing before I go. On 12th January it will be my One Year Blogging Birthday! I decided it’s about time for another giveaway, and my Blogging Birthday seemed like a great time to do it. I’ll announce the details of the giveaway at some point over the next couple of days, so watch this space 🙂

2012 in review


I quite enjoy looking at the stats WordPress shows me. Mostly just because I’m a bit nosy really. I like to see how many people visit, what they’re reading, where they’ve been directed from. And today there’s an annual report showing all the stats for 2012 – hurrah!

I recently passed the 10,000 visitor mark, which made me happy 🙂 To some of you that won’t sound like a lot, but I think it’s not bad going for my first year. I haven’t particularly advertised, so I guess most readers are either a) people who know me or b) people who’ve stumbled across my blog and stuck around to read a bit more. Whichever category you fit into, thanks for reading!

And thanks for the lovely comments too – I’ve loved hearing your thoughts and ideas and you’ve been really encouraging too. Thank you 🙂

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 10,000 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 17 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.