It's official! I have been working on my blog for over a year now. I can't believe how fast this past year went... Obviously Covid has made for an interesting year. This was also the first year that I stayed at home taking care of our daughter. During this year I also gave birth to our son. So now I am at home caring for 2 children all day everyday. I know they say to nap when the babies nap, which I did sometimes, but I always got excited about jumping into another project and sharing these with you all.
In my very first blog post Welcome to Cafe Luna I talk about wanting to have a blog, but not knowing what I wanted to write about. Then I realized "I just needed to start". You don't have to wait until you're an expert or know everything about what you want to do; you just need to take the first step. Looking back on this past year and all that has come out of my blog I now know that you don't have to be able to see the end goal to start right now. It's great to have a goal and an idea of what you want something to look like, but if you don't you can't let that stop you from getting started. That was such an important lesson for me this year.
One thing I knew was that I wanted a space where I could engage my creativity and inspire others to do so as well. I know that my creativity has been engaged as evidenced by the pictures of just SOME of the projects I completed this year. See the pics above! I hope that it has also inspired you in some way to engage your creativity whatever that may be. By the way, if you haven't read Big Magic it is all about tapping into your creativity. And YES, WE ARE ALL CREATIVE.
As I look to the year ahead I definitely see more crochet and pattern making in my future. I hate to even write these words, but I would love to learn how to knit. I cringe because I have attempted this before and I just can't seem to get it. Aside from crochet, I hope to continue sewing and doing macrame. Lastly, I have a goal of being a pattern tester for some of my favorite designers over this next year. There. I said it. I hope I can come back to this next year and feel just as accomplished as I do this year. If not, it's been a very cool experience getting to know the craft world and taking a chance at some new experiences.