Friday, 31 December 2010

Happy New Year

Hello to everyone who visits me here and Happy New Year to each and every one of you! I hope you have had a wonderful holiday, and are ready to greet the world again after the 'bit inbetween'. For me the New Year always has to have some flowering bulbs - as many as possible, and then I feel like spring is almost here..
Little cross stitch plant pokes designed for my earlier books come in very handy for decorating my pots of flowering bulbs...so do tags produced for magazine commissions (time I got on with some of those now that the holiday is almost over - I had a peek at my commissions board where I list everything  work-wise and realised it was high time I stopped lazing around eating chocolate and got on with some work again!)
I got this mat free with the lovely new making magazine and decided it summed up my attitude to each new year rather well so I decided to include it here. Making things is what makes me happy and keeps me happy come what may! The baboushka tape measure was a stitchy gift and the new fabrics will soon be cut out and sewn up...I can hardly wait!
I send you all the warmest of wishes for a happy, healthy, creative, fulfilling and generally wonderful 2011! Thank you for all your kind wishes and comments - and here's to another lovely year of blogging!! xxx

20 comments:

sylviesgarden said...

Such a lovely bright post.
Happy New Year!
xx

Naturally Carol said...

Hi Helen, my hope for you is to have a wonderfully creative and productive year in 2011! In Canberra it is much colder than Queensland here, so I always looked first for the almond tree to flower, then the yellow wattle trees would flower and then the lovely daffodils...a sure sign of spring, usually in August. August was still winter but I then knew spring wasn't far off! Cheers for a beautiful spring!

Teje said...

Hello Helen! Most beautiful photos to start the new year! I'm so happy to begin it with you and sharing our crafts!
All the best for your 2011! Teje

Bonzogirl said...

Happy new year to you too!itching to stitching and making and being inspired by girles just like you!love the babouska tape measure:*)

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Happy New Year Helen!
What a lovely bright cheerful post to start 2011!
Looking out the window this morning it does indeed seem 'Springlike'. :)
Here's to another year of creativeness and let us all 'Keep Calm and Carry on Making'.
Vivienne x

marigold jam said...

Indeed let's all keep clm and carry on making in 2011! Happy New Year and here's to another year of bloggy friendship.

Jane

Jane said...

Hi Helen, Happy New Year. It's a new start again, here's to more blogging and crafting. Thanks for always sharing such uplifting, sunny posts, your blog is always a joy to read,
Jane x

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Happy New Year Helen. Love your gifts!!!!! xo Robin

Simone said...

I love making things too!!! I can't wait to see your creations in the new year. x

Mia said...

Your thoughts were just perfect for this happy-lazy-chocolate-filled-holidays to end and get me back on track too, Helen!

So let's have "Keep calm and carry on making" our motto for this new year - thank you so much for sharing!

Yours,
Mia

Scented Sweetpeas said...

Love that birdie beach hut cross stitch, just fab! I really know what you mean about being into craft, I feel so much more like 'me' if I am doing something arty, it sooths my soul :-)

oohh i saw one of those tape measures in Cambridge yesterday, so sweet.

from the Bluebird said...

Hi Helen, Happy New Year in return. Wheee! it's nice to be back online typing. A lovely blog sentiment. Thank you.

Hugs, Dani

paintdropskeepfalling said...

Happy New Year Helen - excited to see what your making.. :)

driftwood said...

happy new year! hope it's a special one xxx

Anonymous said...

just found you for the first time, looking forward to reading your blog in the weeks to come. Happy New Year

Claire

debbie said...

Happy New Year Helen. Hope 2011 brings you lots of time for stitching and knitting! The baboushka tape measure is adorable.

Crafty Mermaid said...

Happy New Year - thank you so much for sharing your blog posts over the last year. Its been a bright and cheery corner of the Internet.

Janet said...

Hi Helen
Thanks for the lovely comments on my blog, what a Christmas we have had. I have really enjoyed catching up with your delightful blog. I would love to add a commission to your list for something special for my little boy. No rush, we can email. happy new year, and hope we can chat soon xx

Bobo Bun said...

Hello Helen
Pleasure to find you. Thanks for stopping by and leaving your lovely words.

I'll be back for a good read later, but first I must stop putting off taking the tree down.

X

two bones and a bagle said...

Hi if you look into this issue of Making Magazine you will find an article about Louise Presley, textile artist who owns and runs Hope and Elvis workshops, not only is she very talented and inspiring she is my very good friend.