Things I have done
- Reached a stage of procrastination so acute that I thought it was a good idea to start making Etsy Treasuries.
Things friends have done
- Written an unusual ghost story at my prompting: My Old Man’s Badge.
- Challenged himself to write 12 “Fast Fictions” in 12 days, with some quite well-known people prompting him for the stories.
Things strangers have done
- Made this great tutorial on how to make your own filigree masquerade mask. I think you’d need steadier hands than I have to make it work.
- On the theme of tutorials, this blog is full of useful beading tutorials.
- Created this beautiful costuming and tapestry blog which is full of very revealing and fascinating posts (illustrated with photographs, of course) for anyone interested in those crafts.
- Written a very charming round-up of English letters that ceased to be English letters as a result of French printing presses, or for other less amusingly xenophobic reasons.
- Made what a friend describes as “an in-browser tool for making up nonsense words to your phonetic requirements”.
- The British Library has made available online a truly staggering number of medieval European illuminated manuscripts.
- Made an entire kit for constructing a language from scratch!
That’s all for this year! Have a happy new year, everyone who observes the Gregorian calendar, and I hope 2013 is better.