JANUARY | Minaret treat us to their first gig in three years. Endless friends gather at a local pub while the band soundcheck. One of the best days of the year.
FEBRUARY | Exactly a year since my very first jewellery sale I have 220 sales on Etsy alone. Hundreds of pairs of earrings made. Lots of friendships formed, so many things learned.
MARCH | My oldest friend in the world gets married. I am bridesmaid alongside a loved school friend and a lovely new friend. I become a smidgen less cynical ;)
APRIL | I join notonthehighstreet.com as a new seller. I have no idea how amazing this is going to be for my business.
MAY | I go on tour with my girlies to visit sweet old friends and meet some awesome new ones. I see the sea for the first time in years. I discover Young Hines‘ music which will become the soundtrack to my year.
JUNE | My sort-of Step Brother and his family visit from the USA and I meet my brand new sort-of Step Nephew, Ben. I’m not usually crazy about babies, but he’s a total dude.
JULY | I take part in a fashion show with my family business’ label, Tweed & Country. It’s a great success and a lot of fun for standing in a muddy field!
AUGUST | I head to London with Boyfriend to see Blur in Hyde Park for part of the Olympics Closing Ceremony. I meet my bestest Etsy friend, Bex from Rebecca’s Emporium, for the first time in real life(!). Friends come from far and wide for our Mexican themed party. I get to hang out with a friend from the US and see him play with The Shins. I finally get to see one of my favourite bands live and in my own city too! August was a great month!
SEPTEMBER | I reveal my gorgeous new logo which takes my lil’ jewellery shop from hobby to serious business. I take a break and visit my Dad’s apartment in Cyprus with my Dad, Step Mum, Big Brother and Boyfriend and go parasailing!!
OCTOBER | Boyfriend and I celebrate our epic five year anniversary :)) I am asked to be featured in two craft magazines.
NOVEMBER | I get an unexpected visit from a very old friend from the US. We meet for the first time, despite knowing each other for 5 years. I write my very first guest blog post. I get spoiled for my birthday.
DECEMBER | My wee indie business takes off in ways I never could have imagined. I am overwhelmed. I am able to treat my family to special gifts for Christmas for the first time. I hope they know how much they mean to me <3
I hope you have a wonderful new year folks! Thanks for joining me in 2012 and I’ll see you all in 2013! Loves x xx