A Snappy Photographic Look Back at 2012 for The World of Kitsch

In January 2012 I was very privileged to be painted by my favourite artist, Dan Lacey. This is one of my prized possessions, 'would save in a fire' type objects.

A Snappy Photographic Look Back at 2012 for The World of Kitsch

One of my new year resolutions was to learn glass painting. This is as far as that got.

A Snappy Photographic Look Back at 2012 for The World of Kitsch

In February I met the Ghostbusters.

A Snappy Photographic Look Back at 2012 for The World of Kitsch

And The World of Kitsch was Posterous.com's Spotlight Site.

A Snappy Photographic Look Back at 2012 for The World of Kitsch

In March I was a finalist in the West Coast Cooler style awards.

A Snappy Photographic Look Back at 2012 for The World of Kitsch

In May I visited Emma Gilles in the new Titanic Quarter base of www.Crafty-Belfast.com

A Snappy Photographic Look Back at 2012 for The World of Kitsch

May also brought sweet & candy swaps with Dan Lacey.

A Snappy Photographic Look Back at 2012 for The World of Kitsch

And this very clever bits & bobs display from www.HandpickedCollection.com

A Snappy Photographic Look Back at 2012 for The World of Kitsch

In June I was hooked on the football. I watched 90% of the matches and got myself a vintage Holland scarf on eBay.

A Snappy Photographic Look Back at 2012 for The World of Kitsch

We took a trip to Dublin zoo.

A Snappy Photographic Look Back at 2012 for The World of Kitsch

July saw the finalists for the 2012 Cosmopolitan Blog Awards announced. Which meant in the autumn I'd be off to London again.

A Snappy Photographic Look Back at 2012 for The World of Kitsch

On my birthday in August, my son & I went tea tasting at www.Suki-Tea.com Oscar gave me a beautiful little tea pot for my birthday present.

A Snappy Photographic Look Back at 2012 for The World of Kitsch

My gift from my husband was a new tattoo. An Eames' chair by Chris Crooks at www.WhiteDragonTattooStudio.com

A Snappy Photographic Look Back at 2012 for The World of Kitsch

I got a Bill Murray colouring book.

A Snappy Photographic Look Back at 2012 for The World of Kitsch

The World of Kitsch turned three, and my friend Leah made a kitsch cake.

A Snappy Photographic Look Back at 2012 for The World of Kitsch

At the end of August I travelled to Ipswich (via London, peeking at the Olympic Stadium) to meet with www.Next.co.uk at their huge, new, shiny home store.

A Snappy Photographic Look Back at 2012 for The World of Kitsch

September had me busy customising tables in preparation for www.Ikea.com having a decorate-it-yourself month with workshops.

A Snappy Photographic Look Back at 2012 for The World of Kitsch

Locally, Junior Magazine launched and I was invited to write a monthly column.

A Snappy Photographic Look Back at 2012 for The World of Kitsch

October & I travelled to London to attend the Cosmopolitan Blog Awards 2012. I stayed in the kitschest hotel in London, The Pavilion.

A Snappy Photographic Look Back at 2012 for The World of Kitsch

I appeared in the Sunday Life with my dead beasts, thanks to my old pal Edwin McFee.

A Snappy Photographic Look Back at 2012 for The World of Kitsch

We met a fox at Ikea's 25 years in UK celebration week. My favourite of the animals.

A Snappy Photographic Look Back at 2012 for The World of Kitsch

November brought about the Benefit Challenge. My son applied a full face of make-up for me. You can watch the videos here worldofkitsch

A Snappy Photographic Look Back at 2012 for The World of Kitsch

Alice Snape's magazine www.ThingsandInk.com launched in November. I still can't believe I get to be part of this project amongst so many talented women. You all need to subscribe this new year.

A Snappy Photographic Look Back at 2012 for The World of Kitsch

I looked a bit grumpy in this really cool interview in the Belfast Newsletter.

A Snappy Photographic Look Back at 2012 for The World of Kitsch

And so December, and another challenge, do lucky charms work? I tested out a box of tricks from www.Ladbrokes.com

A Snappy Photographic Look Back at 2012 for The World of Kitsch

And my year wouldn't be in any way happy without my two favourite people in the whole world, my husband and our son. I love you both, thank you for putting up with me and my weirdness for another year. You too, readers.

A Snappy Photographic Look Back at 2012 for The World of Kitsch

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