Sunday, 12 January 2014

2013 Round Up

 Hello my friends. Happy New Year! 
I hope it's a good one for all of you.
I thought I'd start 2014 with little round up of last years creativity. A little bit of closure as they say! So without further-a-do and in no particular order lets enjoy a little visual reminder.
I tried a bit of hand dyeing last year, not my most favourite of pastimes but needs must and all that. There was also some bunny making, some felted Dales scenes and a bit of make do and mend!
I embroidered little felt gardens onto greetings cards, created my first kits, made my Mum a needle case and I experimented with 3D felting.
I taught a couple of felting workshops, stitched fabric flower brooches and felted a field mouse! And I could never forget making nearly 100 felt flower brooches!
As usual plenty of handbags were created, some commissions, some not but all unique and often a little quirky.
I sold lots of printed greeting cards. More bags and a memory journal commission for a lovely young ladies 21st birthday.
A short foray into ribbon embroidered felt brooches, more bags and a felted Mr Fox. Don't forget one very cute Jack Russell felt.
More brooches, a hand knitted lacy shawl (which I am wearing at this very moment) a patchwork quilt commission and my first set of prints from my felt paintings. (must update my Etsy shop!)
Another little home made gift for Mum, a scissor keep. My crochet Christmas tree, one feltd wall hanging and an experience I could never forget...My stand at Yarndale 2013!
Well, I enjoyed that but I'm glad it's over and now we can get on with 2014.
Onward and upward I say.
I hope you'll all join me now and again so see what the new year brings. After all... it wouldn't be the same without you ;) 
love Fi x

28 comments:

Jacqui Galloway said...

Onwards and Upwards! x

Daffy Suburbia said...

Your work is beautiful and inspiring. You have a true talent for the creative:)

Jak said...

Wow, what a creative year! You should be very proud of your original and beautiful work. Looking forward to seeing what your makes are this year.
Jak x

Małgosia said...

Podziwiam każdą rzecz, która wg mnie to dzieło sztuki! Przepiękne! Z niecierpliwością czekam na dokonania tegoroczne.
Serdecznie pozdrawiam:)

KC'sCourt! said...

You were busy last year. Gilbert was my favourite I have to say.
Can't wait to see what you make this year
Julie xxxxxxx

Monique van den Berg said...

It's so nice to see all your creations of last year together. Just beautiful.

Groetjes, Monique

dottycookie said...

Wow, that is quite a collection! I love my ribbon brooch. I receive many compliments when I wear it and I always tell them you made it :-)

The Weaver of Grass said...

Upward indeed Fi - you have made so many super things over the year that I am sure you go into 2014 in a very optimistic mood - hope this year is even better

melanie said...

You are so creative! I adore your bags, they are fabulous! :) x

RedSetter said...

Your work is so incredibly detailed and so colourful. Utterly beautiful.

Twiglet said...

Well if that lot doesn't take your readers' breath away nothing will!! Totally brilliant. All the best for 2014. x Jo

Daisy Jones said...

Beautiful and amazing I love the budgie....bestest daisy x

crazydazy said...

what an amazing year....looking forward to reading your blog in 2014

... Bimbi said...

Wow, Fi, what a busy year you've had. Beautiful things and I'm pleased to say my very own wonderful bag is at the top of the pile. Still love it to bits!

busybusybeejay said...

What a busy year and what a magnificent array of goods produced.Are you going to be at Yarndale 2014 in September?Hope so.

crafty cat corner said...

I was going to say that the fox was my favourite but having looked all through there are so many items I like, the hare, mouse are also high on the list.
Look forward to your creations in 2014.
Briony
x

alisonb2 said...

Happy New Year Fi. Here's to another productive and enjoyable year for you!

Susan Smith said...

What a lovely collage of you efforts for 2013 and all so beautiful. Well done, take care and have wonderful 2014.

Lorna said...

Wow what a line up - how on earth do you find the time? If I had to pick my favourite it would have to be the bunnies but it is a tough decission as all your work is stunning.

Nuwandalice said...

what a wonderful year!

Joan Robertson said...

Beautiful makes that I have seen at Yarndale , you have had a busy year , looking forward to your next projects, great blog post

Kim said...

Happy New Year! What a wonderful array of makes! Wishing you all you would wish for yourself for the coming year xx

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing all your wonderful work with us. Good fortune for 2014.
Anon. Still.

Amy said...

You're incredibly talented -- what beautiful art!! Thanks for sharing.

zelna olivier said...

Your work is amazing! I am "borrowing" the idea for your hexagon crochet bag - its gorgeous! (Just a question - do you line your bags pre or post assembly?)

Sam I Am...... said...

My word, you were productive! And it just amazes me that all that talent comes from one person! You are an artist of unbelievable talent and I thank you for sharing it with us.
I love the felted painting of cottage and sheep and that big beautiful sky. It's all amazing.
The background on your mannequin looks like it's straight from the Doc Martin t.v. series on PBS here. (Love that show and of course Downton Abbey). I wish you the best of luck and success this coming year and that your creative well never runs dry!

Sufferiina said...

Wow!!! Your work is so so beautiful! Welcome visit to my blog too :)

Toffeeapple said...

Goodness me, everything that you do is exquisite -your talents are amazing. I wish you all the best for the coming year.