a year in review and many thanks to you!

December 30, 2010 § 4 Comments

I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season!  How have you been celebrating the holidays?  I have been off the grid these past nine days, celebrating in Michigan at my parents’ with family and O.T.  It’s been the longest stretch without crafting or blogging since I got this thing started. 

 I started this blog shy of three months ago (I guess this is really more loosely three months in review).  This blog has given me an even stronger resolve that my purpose in life is to create for others.

 I would like to give you the warmest welcome and biggest thanks for being my reader, for inspiring me to keep on creating and to keep bettering my craft as I journey with you on this site.  I appreciate all of your wonderful comments (keep ’em coming)!!  I am equally delighted and grateful that many online editors have been gracious and open to my ideas by featuring my projects on their sites and publications, despite my infancy in the blogosphere.  To my astonishment and thrill, my DIY cookie stamps made it on blogs.com’s “Bloggers’ Best Holiday Cookies” short list of nine bloggers a couple of weeks ago — to be on a “Bloggers’ Best” list is more than I imagined at this early stage of blogging!  It motivates me to make even better projects.

 It’s been a magnificent time giving this blog its life, the most inspired I’ve felt in a while.  A business in wedding invitations coupled with an economic crisis is a combination that can strip even the most assured of optimism, so I put my mind on the projects you find here.  I’ve found hope and renewal in myself.  More importantly, I found all of you who share these passions with me and give me the nudge to keep making something day by day.

 Keep creating!  And keep posted — I have pages of to-do’s and cannot wait to get those projects started this new year when I get back to Toronto.  And yes, contact me — I’d love to hear about you and your creative interests and I’d love to see any of the crafts you’ve made from the tutorials you’ve found here!  Many thanks!

 Happy New Year to you and yours!  All the best in 2011! 


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