Thursday, January 01, 2009

"Happy New Year!"

Wishing you all a very Happy New Year!
Let's hope and keep optimistic that 2009 will turn out to be a good one, despite the doom and gloom being constantly reported by the media.
I intend to fight to keep my little business going through these turbulent times. I have spent many hours since Christmas researching and looking for inspiration for new ideas to keep my site unique and interesting.

Now all that needs to be done is to get down to the nitty-gritty of actually producing all of my new handmade goods and editing my on-line shop for the re-launch of my website later in the month...
My New Year's resolution is to switch-off my PC after dealing with my emails and not to leave it running all day to distract me from what I should be doing! - Believe me, this will be hard! Hopefully, if I can achieve this, I will be able to work harder, as well use less electricity to benefit the environment.

My thanks to all who left a comment on my blog or sent an email to me during 2008 -
I hope that you will achieve all that you hope to in 2009 and that you will be happy, healthy, with some prosperity thrown in for good measure!
Happiness for 2009 and always,
Niki x


  1. My take on 2009 is that it isn't a year of doom and gloom but a year for learning new wisdoms and skills. Happy New Year to you and I look forward to keep visiting you throughout the year. Margaret

  2. Anonymous1:22 pm

    i love your blog !
    meilleurs voeux
    *.. lovelovelovelovelove...*....*...lovelovelo.*
    ......................*..*Envoie ce cœur
    à toutes les personnes
    que tu estimes beaucoup

  3. Anonymous1:35 pm

    Hi Niki, Love the heart shaped comment above! I look forward to enjoying your lovely blog and new look website during 2009 and wish you all the best for 2009. JackieMxx

  4. Happy New Year and thank you for your good wishes ladies...

    Thanks Claire for the amazing heart comment! Wow!

    Niki x

  5. Happy New Year!
    Josie x

  6. A VERY joyous and peaceful and prosperous 2009 to you and your family, Niki!

    I, too, have resolved not to be tempted to spend too much time at the computer. Here's to the success of your shop in 2009!

  7. Happy New Year :) You have a lot planned for 2009 - I hope it's everything you want it to be :) x

  8. Happy New Year to you and I look forward to reading your lovely blog in 2009.

  9. A very happy new year to your Niki. Wishing you success with your business in 2009. I think we all just have to keep positive and stop listening quite so much to what the media have to say as in my opinion they are talking us into even more doom and gloom. I will be with you on turning the computer off. It is a very easy distraction and like you I need to concentrate on getting things done. Hope that 2009 is happy, healthy and very successful. Fiona x

  10. Anonymous3:28 pm

    I am looking forword to all of your new creations this year. My hope is that I will be successful in buying one of your wonderful dolls!

  11. Just dropping in to wish you & yours a wonderful 2009!And good luck in achieving your new goals!


  12. Great way to start off 2009! Happy New Year!

  13. I know exactly what you mean about turning off the computer. I just posted about my problem with the computer. :) Happy New Year to you and your family, and hope your business is great in 2009.

  14. Happy New Year!!! Looking forward to seeing your new look website, I really hope that 2009 sees it prosper despite all the doom and gloom.

    I know just what you mean about the PC, ours tends to stay on 24 hours and it's too tempting to lose all your free time here!

    Mel xxx

  15. Anonymous6:47 pm

    Hi Niki, happy new year to you also. We have some changes planned too and i am so looking forward to implementing them and learning all about it in the process. We are determined to keep our little business healthy too so to you and I and all the little businesses out there, the BEST of luck!

  16. Oh what a wonderful collection of cards! Can't wait to see all your plans come to fruition as I'm sure they will! How you have found time for planning this week I have no idea! We still have family visits going on! I'll get no time until the 5th! Happy New Year sweetie and big hugs all around!

  17. Just to say good luck with your buisness in 2009. The post cards in your post are beautiful Happy New Year to you and yours.
    Jan x

  18. Anonymous7:28 pm

    I wish you a happy new year
    Hugs Tanja

  19. Happy New year to you Niki
    Looking forward to many more wonderful visits Pinkie

  20. Anonymous8:56 pm

    Hope all goes well with your new ideas and adventures!! You deserve all good things and I can't wait to see what you have made.
    Computers are great but they can take over a bit.
    Good Luck!!!

  21. Niki, your talent can never be squelched. You will succeed. You have the heart to create beautiful things.

    Deanna :)

  22. Hi Niki, Wishing you a Happy and Prosperus New Year. Love your blog

  23. Happy New Year to you too! Such a lovely post. All the best to you in 2009.


  24. Anonymous8:57 am

    What Gorgeous images and a lovely post!!! Hope the start of the year was relaxing and special to set the tone for the rest of the year,
    Kiss Noises and a Happy New Year,
    Linda Lilly Cottage at home.

  25. Happy New Year to you and yours. I am so looking forward to your new website. I have just sat down and 'done' the accounts and it will be Feb before I buy your book. I have just sold my daughter my car and bought another one only I am getting the money for mine monthly for 16 months!! hence the hole in the finances! This means I will have to make do with the calendar which is looking good on the wall

  26. Hi Niki, these postcards are beautiful!
    As for the computer thing, I would like to try to join you, too. This could help me having more things done...
    I wish you success with the new website, and joy and peace for 2009.
    Monica x.

  27. Happy New Year to you and your family Niki. Wishing you every happiness throughout the coming months. Looking forward to seeing your new website, I'm sure it;ll be lovely. I'm joining you in turning off the computer a bit more this year!!!

  28. I know you'll do a great job!
    I love the cards you have posted today :)
    And that heart comment above WOW! Somebody loves you to do that :)

  29. Happy New Year Niki. I am sure your business will continue to be the great success it has been so far due to your hard work and wonderful flair. I too am going to try and switch off the computer more, very hard for a website owner to do isn't it? I did it for 3 days over Christmas and it was so liberating!

  30. Anonymous5:42 am

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  31. Niki, Happy 2009.
    Blessings ~Mary~

  32. All the best for 2009 Niki!!

    best wishes Ginny x

  33. Have a great and prosperous 2009 Nikki.

  34. Happy New Year I know it maybe a tough one but then we are British and best in tough times!!!
    I shall take a leaf from your book and try to turn off my computer so its not so tempting!!!

  35. If I could be healthy and prosperous, I think that happiness could naturally follow!
    Happy New Year!

  36. Anonymous10:36 pm

    I'm joining all the others to wish you a year full of color, sunshine, lots of smiling faces, lots of great crafting and other fulfilling things!
    You're unique and very inspiring - happy 2009!
    mia x

  37. Anonymous8:56 am

    Happy New Year to you too Niki, see you at the fair this year! x


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