I've finished renovating our house, 2012 and my next book - all culminating in the same week! The garden is still rubbish and I'm not looking my most glamorous , but seed lists are being drawn up as we speak and the glamour - well it's nothing a bit more sleep won't sort out.
I am however really happy with this book, as although it is a making book, I hope it is also a thought provoking book. I know it will be propped in the craft section of bookstores which is absolutely dandy, but I just wish there was a section called Mindful Making - because I think of good making as thinking with your hands.
Waterstones in Kensington call their craft section Practical Art - which is a little better, and an old local book store has craft books next to 'mindfulness' books - but I don't think that was intentional. I worry that craft and craftmanship are sliding further and further apart with craft becoming very much a bish, bosh, bash approach and craftmanship slipping further out of reach. We all used to make because of both necessity and desire and it was mostly great stuff. I wouldn't be the me I am today without the teenage 'making experimental fashion' years - and I get positively grumpy if my hands aren't active, but I have never thought of myself as a 'crafter'.
I haven't made New Years resolutions - mainly because of the first line of this post, but I know that 2013 is steering off into a slightly different path, where my hands and my mind are a little more closely engaged.