Happy New Year! I’m not massively into the whole ‘New Year, new me’ idea and the pressure that comes with it, but I do like the opportunity to draw a line under a period of time and to reflect back on all that has been done and achieved in it. So once again, I thought that this New Year I would share with you my favourite DIY posts from 2018.
Much like 2017, 2018 was a year of both highs and lows. Personally, we had some big birthdays, moved, got on the property ladder, bought a new (and fully functioning) car, and had a few health-related challenges. Whilst for isoscella, 2018 saw me complete 3 wedding invitation pieces for friends, it reach 500 followers on instagram, 150 followers on Bloglovin, over 8000 followers on it’s Google+ collections, and reach consistently around 120,000 unique monthly viewers on Pinterest. Although I try not to get too bogged down in the figures - isoscella is after all just a bit of an escape for me from my full time job in mental health - it does often feel like a tiny fish in a large ocean, and that anything I post is just lost in the enormous ether of the internet. So seeing your engagement is so rewarding. To think that there are people out there who read, and potentially like, what I’m doing here, and that there are more of those people last year than there was the year before, helps keep me blogging.
I don’t really set myself personal goals for the year ahead, and so I also won’t be setting any for isoscella. I remember posting and illustrating some on here a few years ago, and in my experience, it’s usually just setting myself up to fail. I make them with the best intentions and then a few months down the line, life gets in the way. So without making any firm ‘resolutions’, I think for isoscella I’d just like to try and carry on being as creative as I can, when I can, and to blog as regularly as real life allows. I’ve been thinking for a little while about changing this blog’s name; I made it up at a time when I wanted a fancy sounding word with no real meaning, but now I find myself wanting a name that’s a bit more grown up and which says a little bit more about what I actually do on here. Not even my friends can remember how to spell the name of this blog bless them, so you guys have no chance! Finally, I’d like at some point to focus a bit more on my art and to make a go of selling some of my wedding invite designs.
THE TOP TEN
Crafting will of course continue. I’ve made a fair few things over the past year that I’m proud of, and as always I enjoyed the process of making them, but there were a few DIY’s that you guys seemed to love. In case you missed them, here are my top 10 DIY projects of 2018, as nominated by your views...
Happy New Year!