Happy new year! I cant believe its 2012 already and 2011 is behind us. What a year it’s been… I began the green dragonfly on June 29, 2011 and have loved every minute of it, met some amazing people and learned so much along the way. It’s been wonderful to have a creative outlet for my work, and blogging for the last (almost) seven months is in itself really inspiring. The blog now has over 100 followers and has had almost 80,000 views… that blows me away! Thank you to everyone who stops by and especially those of you who say such nice things when you do 🙂
We began 2012 with a treat, Nutella filled pancakes… have you ever heard of anything more delish? I was all set to make the jam filled pancakes I saw here, but when I saw the nutella sitting in the pantry inspiration struck!
Make pancake batter as usual. Put it in the pan (not too hot!). Add a small dollop of nutella…
Ive been working away on a couple of new crochet projects. The first involves these squares…
Ive also been working on one of these using this gorgeous yarn.
I adore the colours, but its been slow going andl isn’t growing as fast as I would like it to. Im not sure how much larger it needs to get, but Im pretty sure it will block out quite a lot and I dont want it to be huge… so maybe it too will be finished soon.
As for my resolutions for 2012… I have four:
1. Exercise more regularly. Since I have had my ankle injury exercise has gone right out the window. This year Im going to make a real effort to be active every day and go to yoga at least twice a week.
2. Buy less yarn. Especially for undecided projects. Finish more projects, and don’t start new projects until Ive finished what Im working on (eek).
3. Paint and draw more. I love it, I have so many ideas, I just need to procrastinate less and actually do it more.
4. Create an outlet for my photography. I LOVE taking photos. I take photos of everything. Everywhere I go my camera comes too, sometimes I take hundreds of photos a day. Rather than bore my lovely green dragonfly readers with extreme photographic posts, detailing whatever miniscule of life has caught my eye I have decided to create another blog which is just a place to profile the photos I take which dont relate to the things I blog about here (crochet, creativity at our place, my family and my beloved garden). I mean really, who wants to see loads of photos of flowers, bees, leaves, or that interesting rock that’s on the path when I walk past? I’m interested, but most likely you aren’t. If you do want to pop over and check it out (Ive posted a few shots already) you can find it here.
I hope 2012 is everything you hope it will be; exciting, sparkly and new, with the promise of unknown adventures. Janette xx