lilcottonsocks via instagram

Joining in on the best nine.. so I haven’t really posted enough photos on here to make a collage from but I’ve picked 9 of my favourite crafty achievements of 2017 whether #lilcottonsocks or my personal @katieamanda makes that I’ve been proud of this year! 1. Cross stitch wedding sampler and card in wedding colours for my friends who got married in March and my maid of honour handbag which I didn’t make but customised with roses! 2. One of my favourite finishes for Love Quilts UK a fab charity who make cross stitched quilts for children with long term illnesses and life limiting conditions 3. Two cards I stitched for Love Quilts. 4. Three of my lil cotton socks monkeys who have been popular, posing as the evil monkeys 5. Me working in Italy this summer, those who don’t know me personally I do english summer camps with Italian kids. We upped our game this year in the classic camp ‘safari’ activity as I painted myself and the other tutors’ faces which the kids found hilarious! 6. Cross stitch versions of my sister’s cats as a present for her birthday! 7. The Lil Cotton Socks unicorns were born! 8. Stitched and handmade stocking for my cousin’s lovely baby daughter’s first Christmas. You can’t tell but it’s pretty big!! 9. My first craft stall for Christmas and my crafty tree with all its handmade decorations! I had more than nine things I could have included so on reflection I’ve had quite the crafty year! What have been everyone else’s top crafty moments? And plans for crafting in 2018? Personally I’ve signed up for @64millionartists #thejanuarychallenge and can’t wait to be even more creative to kick off the new year!! #2017bestnine #craftybestnine #2017 #crafty #crafts #crossstitch #sockanimals #katiecraftshard #lovequilts #lovequiltsuk #christmas #snazaroo #facepaint #weddingsampler #stocking #handmade #handmadeuk #astitchintime