Welcome to the first New to Me in 2014. As you can see we have a new Blog Button to celebrate another year of New to Me.
If you are new to the Link Party, let me explain what it is all about. Every month we celebrate the trying of something new, whether it is a new craft, a new technique or even a new location, if it is New to You link it up!
The emphasis of the Link Party is in the trying so if you have tried something New to You and it hasn't quite worked out for some reason, that's OK link that up too. You never know there might be someone out there who has had the same problem and can pass on some sage advice, but at the very least you will get lots of support and encouragement from your fellow bloggers for having the courage to try in the first place :)
My New to Me's this month are fairly random.
First up, we were guinea pigs for a brand-new cruise ship! It was just as good as it sounds, we were only on the cruise ship for one night but took full advantage of the facilities downing appropriately named cocktails and dancing the night away to duelling pianos!
Catherine's need for a partner in crime for her Oakshott shopping, these lovelies came winging their way to me from North of the Border. I am enjoying stroking them for now until I can come up with a master plan for them.
Next up my first ever Clamshell frame purse! There was a bit of brute force required to get the folded edges into the frame neatly, but other than that it was really straightforward to assemble. I will definitely be making more of these :)
Now it's your turn.
As ever please help to spread the word by linking back to this post in your post and/or adding the blog button to your sidebar.
Check out the other links and leave a comment along the way. The emphasis of this link party is to celebrate the trying of something new, whether it works out exactly as planned or not, so a little encouragement here and there would not go amiss!
The link will remain open until January 31st so if you found some exciting new tools or kits under your Christmas tree that you haven't even opened there's still time to try them out and link them up :)