Monday, 25 January 2016

The lights are on.....



These are dark winter days in our corner
(it really has been impossible to work without a light in the last week)
...but it's lovely indeed to be finally back in my favourite place...
(have I mentioned how much I love being here? ;-) )
~ ♥ ~
I don't tend to think I've been anywhere near as productive as I
had planned hoped to be until I look back on a year through my photographs
...above are a just a few of my favourites...

 I've also really enjoyed working with my lovely friend Nancy through 2015
on the Dutch translations of my patterns which have proved to be very popular 
(the next available pattern on the list will hopefully be Little Yarn Dolls : Method 2 )

Putting together the doll kits was another highlight of the last year
(they travelled safely to all corners of the globe!)
and for those who have inquired, there will hopefully be a few batches 
available here during the year in between working on new patterns

...and so... 
I'm really looking forward to everything 2016 may bring
with lots of projects on the go to share with you here on the blog
(although I'm thinking I really need to show some restraint right now 
and not buy any more yarn...at least just for the moment...it's not easy though, is it? ;-) )
...and I've knitted at least 2/3 of the front of my aran jumper amongst other things
...finally...wahooo!!


...I'm also hoping to open the doors here more often...

...back...very....soon...

 ...happy...new...week...

~ ♥ ~

 P.S...are you on instagram?... 
...I just may see you there soon ;-)...


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36 comments:

  1. Hello Susan, lovely to hear from you, happy new year!!
    You have been extremely productive I think, just look at all those beautiful images. :)
    I love IG, so I'm looking forward to adding you to my friends!!
    Can't wait to see that sweater.
    V xxx
    P.S. I've moved to here now www.greenrabbitdesigns.co.uk

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    1. Hi Vivienne...hope you've had a perfect start to 2016!..I'm happy to hear that you love IG too as it will encourage me to finally take the plunge ;-)...I'm coming to find you at your new address this afternoon ♥..x

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  2. Hello Susan! How lovely to see your new post!
    All your photos are marvellous, as ever, and you have benn busy!
    You always manage to brighten the darkest days with your lovely colours, and it cheers me up to read of all you have been doing!
    Looking forward to seeing the Aran knit!
    Wishing you the best new Year!
    Lynda.

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    1. Thank you Lynda...it's lovely to be back...I've missed not being here..Hope you have a wonderful 2016 full of all good things ;-)..♥ x

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  3. Hello dear Susan! So good to hear from you and read a lovely post! Everything you do is favorite to me and not only what you show above :) The colors and the photos are always beautiful.
    Wishing you a 2016 full of creativity and fun projects!
    Hugs and love from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you lovely Ana...I hope you have a happy and creative 2016 (I'll be coming to catch up ;-) )
      Best wishes for a good new week too ♥ xx

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    1. Thank you Liz...I just need to keep it this tidy now ;-)

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  5. I would love to spend time in you favourite place :) You've made it so homely and gorgeous and I love all the wonderful colour!! I'm looking forward to seeing all the beautiful things you create this year. You never fail to delight me with your creations!! Hugs ♥ ♥

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    1. Ooh, thank you Vicky...hope you've had a great start to the New Year and I'll look forward to following you all the way through 2016! :-)...xx

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  6. Happy New Year! 2016 is looking pretty exciting already ☺ I adore instagram - it has such a vibrant and creative community, I can assure you you will be made most welcome ☺x

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    1. Well fingers crossed Anthea I'll be there later in the week :-) ....and look forward to seeing you!
      Hope you have a happy 2016 ♥ ..x

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  7. Lovely to hear from you! Hope you have a great year and can stop by here often. xx

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    1. Ooh, thank you Amy :-) ...I'm looking forward to coming over to visit you shortly! ♥ ..xx

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  8. Hello my friend! I was so glad to see your blog pop up to the top of my favorite blogs list! That first photo filled me with delight and inspiration! I now wish my Craft Studio desk was white! :-) But now I'm determined to get a better light in my room. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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    1. Lovely Teresa...I hope you're well and your new year has had the best start...it's been so dark here I had to take a pic with the lights on...roll on Spring and some natural day light ;-)..I'm coming to see you!...x

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  9. When we look back on photo's of our craftwork, it's then that we realize exactly how
    much we've done!!! lol Do you get a shock like me? Sometimes I see things that I forgot I
    even made!!! I have to do a second look. Beautiful creations you have made.
    Cheers, Anita.

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    1. Yes...it's good to remind yourself Anita...it's the lovely think about having a blog...I can always look back in years to come as I'm sure to forget way too much otherwise ;-) Hope you have a good week ♥...x

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  10. What a lovely space to work....you are very lucky!

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    1. ...it's lovely to have all my crafty stuff in one place...for too many years I could never find anything!...Hope you have the best 2916 Ali ;-) ..x

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    2. I cant find the comment box, so tagging on the end of Ali's comment. Doesn't your work space look cosy and inviting. I look forward to seeing you on IG and let's see this aran jumper!

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    3. Thank you Helen ...and yes...sweater progress will be coming along soon! P.S Look out for me on IG would you? ;-) ..x

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  11. Your blog posts ALWAYS lift my spirits! ! !
    Colors are so lovely.

    Hey, IG is a great way to keep current with friends, meet new ones,
    become inspired ! ! !

    hugs 'n tranquility,
    Gerry
    IG: GerryART

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    1. ...you've convinced me Gerry...I have to do it!...and thank you ;-)
      ...here's to tranquility ♥ x

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  12. SUSAN!!!!!!!!!!!! First of all, I am on Instagram now! I have been since last May and I LOVE IT! YOU MUST COME! I'd love to see your beautiful work on there!

    Oh your work and workspace are a lovely embrace this cold and busy morning. It is wonderful to see you and your creations! Enjoy all that yarn and COME TO INSTAGRAM! I am Les Dames D'Abord

    SEE YOU! Anita

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    1. Anita....how lovely to see you!!...I will definitely be searching you out in Instagram my friend... Les Dames D'Abord...I love it...see you soon ;-) ♥..xx

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  13. Beautiful photos, I have a serious case of the craft room wanties, your desk is just such a feast for the eyes and my soul hehee.
    I am addicted to Instagram, I spend way too much time over there, would love it if you joined, would be great to see you over there x x

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    1. Thank you Gem...and hopefully I'll see you soon ;-) ♥ ...x

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  14. Hello dear Susan how lovely to see you here. You have been so productive. ..your collage is delightful. The days are finally getting lighter Spring is getting nearer at last. I'm afraid I just can't "get" Instagram. ..my son is an addict and I have tried. I shall hang on to blogging for the time being. Hugs xx

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  15. Hello Jane!....Yes, roll on spring ....it can't come soon enough...Instagram...I'm going to do my best and see how it goes :-)...will always have my blog even though I never post as much as I would like to...I like it because blogs are are all unique...everywhere else has such set a format ;-)...my home is here x
    Hope you're having a good week Jane x

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  16. It's been such a busy time that I've had no time to check in on the tearoom but I'm visiting today & very happy to see your beautiful blog is still going strong. I'm afraid my blog has suffered at the hands of time, or the lack of it but I'm hoping to get back to it soon...
    Best wishes,
    Jo
    Crafty Gifts & Crochet [new name :)]

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    1. Thank you Jo...it's lovely to see you and hope you've had a lovely start to 2016 ♥ (P.S I really think I'm appreciating my blog more than ever at the moment ...not completely sure why...except that I just love being here ;-) ) ..x

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  17. Such beautiful pictures!
    And those adorable dolls!
    Yes.... I will be looking for you on Instagram :-)))

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    1. Thank you Danette ;-) ...Hope you're having a good week (see you on Instagram ♥)..x

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  18. what a beautiful blog, let me now pass often.
    Sunny greetings
    Antje

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