Like everybody, 2020 has been one of the most challenging years of my life. We have had so much time to think, think some more, worry, feel, and learn about ourselves. I will admit that I have struggled a lot this year, but also experienced many great moments of joy and triumph. I thought I’d share some of the little happy bits from this year!
January: Knitted a lot, went thrifting a lot, and spent a lot of time outside of the house (a huge thing for me considering how anxious about leaving the house I usually am). It was a great, super refreshing new month to a new year.
February: Celebrated Sugar’s 2nd birthday, baked a cat cake, and threw a wild party with my family~ which would be the last get-together because of COVID to come…!
I also did my first big order of sugar cookies ~ a big batch of valentine’s conversation hearts.
March: Painted a striped wall in my living room
Then well, you know what happened! COVID hit and everything changed. Started working from home and Sugar became my suPURRvisor.
Wasn’t all that bad because it saved me a couple of hours on the bus each day and I got to catch up on a lot of tv at the same time. 😉
Animal Crossing New Horizons also came out in March which was the perfect distraction.
April: Learned to bake bread. And meringues. And cheesecake. And banana bread. And buns. There was a lot of baking going on!!
May: Things were a bit rough for me mentally because of work, so I started heading outside a lot more which was a lovely distraction!
June: Saw my parents and their dog Heidi for the first time since March! Heidi and Sugar admitted that they really missed each other as well (shh)!
July: Took some online classes which were a ton of fun, but a TON of work on top of working (way more than) full time. I met a ton of great people and learned a lot. But I was completely mentally and physically drained.
August: I took a math class (which was surprisingly… FUN) and then spent most of the time outside! There were a ton of deer around that I befriended.
September: Redecorated and finished painting and decorating my bedroom!
Got back into knitting and crafting again after a pretty draining summer!
And Autumn arrived!
October: Got ready for Thanksgiving, Halloween, did lots of relaxing, gaming, and knitting!
November: Spent a lot of time catching up on movies and tv (and avoiding the news…eek)!
December: Spent most of the month knitting gifts for Christmas, putting up the tree and decorations and of course more baking!!
And turned 31!!
And that was 2020 for me!! It was the craziest, somehow both the longest and shortest feeling year, with a lot of accomplishments.
2020 has been great so far! Although it seems I accidentally fell asleep at 7 and missed the fireworks! Oops! What a start!
I had the day off of work today, so I took down the Christmas tree to get a new start, cleaned the house, and then spent most of the day crafting! I even got a run in! I feel so accomplished this year already!
There are a lot of goals I have for this year: be ridiculously colourful, fight my anxiety, less tv/computer, and be positive! But my biggest resolution again is to just simply BE CREATIVE!
I finished up a knitted sweater for Sugar that I had started a couple of weeks ago. I used a simple pet sweater pattern which is made for tiny puppies that I made a bit bigger to fit an 8 pound cat (you can find the pattern here!). But so far Sugar is NOT a fan and I can’t get her to model it! So you’re going to have to do with a pic of a unicorn in a sweater instead!
A while back I picked up an amazing book called Craft-a-Day: 365 Simple Handmade Projects by Sarah Goldschadt that I’m planning to make use of this year as well. I LOVE this book so far as it’s exactly what it says on the tin – a quick craft (jewellery, home decor, cute toys, etc) for every day of the year. Each week is broken up into a theme, for example this week is Snowflakes! It’ll be great if I hit an inspiration slump again and it’ll hopefully spur on some more projects! I’m going to do my best to work cover to cover. Today’s project was making this really cute Snowflake Barette that I’m going to wear to work tomorrow:
So much I still want to do today! Trying to squeeze in some more fun before back to work tomorrow, as I feel really reinvigorated! Lots of love and wishes to you all this year!!
HAPPY LAST DAY OF 2019! And last day of the DECADE to boot!
Wow has so much changed for me in the past year ~ in great ways! I started the year so excited to create a bright happy life for myself, and am ending it even more positive about everything! The middle was stuffed with great stuff too. Here’s some of what I accomplished!
And so much more! Hard to believe it has been 365 days! I really just want 2020 to be very similar – just happy, colourful, and creative! I think we can do it!
LET’S GO!!! Lots of love and best of luck to you all in 2020!! xoxo
I spent New Years Eve enjoying a bunch of leftover Christmas treats, making a quick colourful 2019 headband, and chasing after my cat who kept stealing the pompoms!
I had so much fun, but ended up falling asleep at 9 – oops!!! I was trying to stay up, and I was even going to set an alarm just in case I fell asleep but then fell asleep before I could do THAT! Hahaha!
I ended up watching fireworks this morning (on Youtube ;))!
My one big goal for this year is to CREATE EVERY SINGLE DAY! Even if it’s just a little bit of something. I dream of having a magical house full to the brim with colour, fabrics, knitted things, craft projects, and the constant smell of fresh baked goodies ~ my own enchanted little paradise!! And then post my creations every day (or so) here on this blog! I hope this challenge will allow me to be productive and constantly learn new skills!
I also just want to be HAPPY this year, fight through my anxiety, be healthy, and as bright and unique as can possibly be!
2018 was my absolutely best year ever, and 2019 is guaranteed to be EVEN BETTER! Can’t wait to enjoy it with you all! xoxo