Saturday, 31 December 2011

Crafty New Year

 The winter hearts here are some i made to add to gifts this christmas....scented with pot pourri or dotted with a fragrant winter scented oil, they are a sweet little extra to put inside a package, or hide in the pocket of a bag or other gift.....
                                                 ......or to hang on the outside of a gift bag......
 One of the best crafty things in 2011 for me was finally learning to crochet......and i have been making granny squares in my spare moments ever since that hot sunny day when i first began.......
 ........i made this cushion as a present  for one of my dearies who just loves pastel shades......
 ......and a bright one, below being wrapped up on my desk......having enjoyed the granny square for quite a few projects, i have now decided to move on to a granny stripe so will be back to show you that in the new year.........
 ......there is a big pile of fabric waiting in my studio for a whole host of exciting new projects....this year i will be working on my next book, well i already am, but it takes a while ;-) .......i love the thought of so much crafty creativity stretching ahead over the coming months....the feeling is one of real happiness......
 ....i wish you the same feeling of joy and happiness in your creative world this year too.......
Thank you for reading my blog during 2011 and for your very sweet comments and emails.....blogging is so much more than i realised when i began and i love to visit all of you around the world and share a little of your creative lives too....wishing you all a very Happy New Year and a wonderful, inspired and creative year ahead....back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 

51 comments:

Mia said...

Happy New Year to you too, Helen! May it be full of pretty colors, exciting projects, blooming buds and many, many friends!

2011 has been great year, and I thank you so much for your beautiful posts, they've made my days so much more brighter! Here's to 2012!

Yours,
Mia

Clara {Clover and Violet} said...

All so pretty, especially love the granny squares, the colors are just perfect! Happy New Year to you too!

Gill Smith said...

Wishing you a very "Happy New Year" Helen. I've LOVED reading all your blogs this year, and look forward to whats to come in 2012!
You are a real inspiration, and I'm going to learn how to crochet this coming year....honestly! I Love your granny squares...watch this space LOL
Thankyou for your emails too, things are looking good for 2012 thankfully.
All good wishes to you and yours
Love Gill xx

Pink Milk said...

A very happy 2012 to you Helen. Here's hoping your year is filled with sunshine and creativity (and oodles of crochet)!

Heather x

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Helen,
What a lovely post! I love the color combination of red and light blue, as on your hearts. 2011 has been a good year and now on to 2012! I wish you much happiness and creativity in the coming year! I have so enjoyed meeting and visiting and becoming friends. I love sharing our ideas, thoughts and family fun with all of you and love to visit yours. Thank you dear friend for all your kind words. I wish you a happy and healthy New Year, xoRobin❤

Simone said...

You have certainly mastered crochet this year Helen. Your work is wonderful and looks as though you have been doing it for years! I have decided to have a creative year and my word for 2012 is create. Lets have a year of creating together! x

BLONDEDESIGN said...

Happy New year to you! Loving your pastel cushion! wonderful colours. Kx

happy little cottage said...

Happy New Year Helen! May 2012 be filled with happiness and lots of crocheting, quilting and stitching♥

Amanda said...

Happy New Year Helen! Looking forward to seeing all the lovely things you will make in 2012.

KC'sCourt! said...

Happy New Year.
Can't wait to see what you make, and looking forward to your new book.
Thank you for the comments you left on my blog
Julie xxxxxxxx

Pipany said...

Happy New year lovely lady and thank you for your wonderful blog posts which I always manage to read (eventually) though may not always leave a comment, something I plan to change for next year.Have fun x

T's Daily Treasures said...

You certainly have an eye for color. I am always so uncertain of my color combinations and tend to play it safe when making something. I learned how to make the granny stripe and then the granny square in 2011 inspired by other bloggers. The granny stripe works up so quickly and is so much fun. Enjoy! Look forward to visiting your colorful, beautiful corner of the world in 2012. Wishing you health and happiness in the new year. Tammy

Teje said...

Happy New Year to you Helen! I'm always so happy to 'find' your post and it's always enjoy to visit you and your beautiful blog! Looking forward to follow your crahty journey also next year and your projects for your new book - wow!
xxx Teje

sew said...

Let's raise a glass to those who have learned to crochet this year - Hooray!! I look forward to your new book and to the inspiration your blog will continue to provide in the future. Thank you Helen and I hope 2012 will be kind to us all.
Sue
xx

two bones and a bagle said...

Happy New Year to you and yours. Happy crafting.

patchworkandlace said...

I LOVE YOUR CROCHET CUSHIONS ,THE COLOURS ARE PERFECT ,ALL THE BEST FOR THE COMING YEAR XXX

MelMel said...

Happy New Year!xxx

Cindy said...

I have really enjoyed your blog since I discovered it this year. Anything that inspires me to create, and I just love your color combinations! Happy New Year!

Kentish Keg-Meg said...

Happy New Year Helen. Love the idea of hanging those hearts on bags etc. Wonderful crochet too.

Jooles said...

Happy new year to you too Helen!
and thank you for a wonderful year of reading your beautiful blog x
your cushions are gorgeous and has given me a perfect gift idea for next year.
good luck with your new book...excited!
love jooles xxx

Small Things said...

☼ Happy New Year to you and yours! ☼

Kisses!

Jane said...

Learning to crochet was a great achievement Helen and your cushions are super. I always love visiting you here your
posts are so inspiring . Thanks for another year of blogging friendship . Looking forward to sharing more with you in 2012.
Jane x

paintdropskeepfalling said...

Helen, it's been lovely to get to know this year :)
Your posts are always inspiring and gorgeous to look at.
Have a wonderful 2012 and I look forward to sharing in all your creative exploits.

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

Hi there! I am your newest follower! Sending you New Year Wishes for Health, Happiness, Success and creativity for 2012 xx

My 4 Lil' Girls said...

Happy New Year Helen
Love your pretty cushions, beautiful colors
Lots of love Karen x

森morikomidori said...

wishing you a lovely 2012

your cushion is gorgeous!

warmest hugs x

sumea

Jenny said...

Wonderful colourful pictures, I can't wait to share your creative crafty journey of 2012 :) Your cushions look gorgeous Helen, I'm actually just teaching my sister to make one at the moment, so spreading the newly found crochet love! Happy New Year xxx

greenrabbitdesigns said...

It's always a pleasure to visit your beautiful blog Helen, today being no exception with the gorgeous crochet and pretty little hearts!
Here's to another year of lovely creativity!
Happy 2012! :)
Vivienne x

Barbara said...

Oh your cushions are so sweet Helen, lucky recipients!
just like you I'm making stacks of fabric, some rediscovered treasures in my messy cupboards too; wishing you happy sewing in 2012 and all good things ...
Barbara x :)

Lori ann said...

dear helen, you have no idea how much you inspire me. your beautiful projects, the photos, so gentle and pretty. i am so happy to have 'met' you and am very much looking forward to the new year and sharing.
and the granny pillows are truly gorgeous!
xxx

Irlik said...

Happy New Year Helen!!!

driftwood said...

happy new year Helen, may it be filled with days of happy crafting x

bellaboo said...

What a lovely colourful post to greet me on this first day of January! That pastel crochet cushion is absolutely GORGEOUS!
Wishing you a very Happy New Year Helen.Looking forward to seeing all your lovely makes throughout 2012! :0)

AshTreeCottage said...

It's been such a joy visiting you in 2011 and I look forward to many more visits in 2012. Wishing you all the best in this new year!

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

princess said...

I will keep in mind "blogging is so much more than i realised when i began and i love to visit all of you around the world and share a little of your creative lives too...."
Thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas! Happy new year!!!!

Country Rabbit said...

beautiful, just beautiful those creative fabric hearts x

happy 2012 my lovely xxxxx

Andrea said...

Happy new year to you Helen,
Hope 2012 brings you lots of joy and creative happiness x
Andrea x

silverpebble said...

What lovely hearts you have made and that cushion is just beautiful, Helen. I have so enjoyed visiting your blog throughout 2011 - it's such a good place. A new book you say? How exciting! Happy New Year to you x

Mary Jane's TEAROOM said...

I have so enjoyed visiting you over 2011 Helen...Your hearts are so pretty and I love the colours in your crochet cushions...everything so pretty!
Wishing you and your family a wonderful 2012 and I will be here to follow your crafty journey through the year!
Susan x

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koralee said...

Such joys...just look at those sweet hearts...now I am excited about Valentine's Day...my favourite celebration....love love your pillow. Hugs for 2012 dear one.

Apple Blossom Barn said...

Happy New Year

Love you hearts, you really mastered the crochet, I am in awe!
Wishing you and your family all the best for 2012,

Denise
xxxxxx

Poppy said...

I’ve said it before and I will say it again, you are very talented! Thank you for sharing....

Happy New Year

Lou xxx

Annie said...

Looking at those fabrics you will be enjoying a spotty 2012!

Happy New Year Helen, and may 2012 bring peace, health and prosperity to you and all who you hold dear x

Crafted by Carly said...

Hi Helen,
I've just discovered your blog. I like it here a lot - so I'll definitely be visiting again soon!!! I love your bright, crisp photos and your pretty makes! :-)
I hope you've had a good start to 2012 today!
See you soon.....
Carly
x

flowers on my table said...

Hello Helen, Happy New Year to you! I hope that 2012 brings you much joy, health and productivity.

I have really enjoyed coming to visit you this past year and am very much looking forward to seeing all your creativity and colour and downright loveliness, in the year to come. With much love, Linda x

Sarah Jones said...

2012 the start of another crafty year!! Love your crochet cushions. Look forward to much creativity!! x

Людмила said...

Сказочно красиво!С Новым годом!Привет из России!

susanhal said...

A happy new year to you Helen ! Thanks for a lovely crafty year, your posts are always enjoyable.
I am already looking forward to your new book, hoping for cross stitch and quilts this time !
Susan x

birdie blue said...

happiest of new year wishes to you, too. thank you for all of the beautiful inspirational posts this year.

xo
molly

dutch sisters said...

I love all the things you're showing here! A Happy New Year and best wishes for you too!