Sunday, January 01, 2012

A Look Back at 2011

HAPPY NEW YEAR! - May 2012 be all that you hope for.
As is usual for me on my blog, (here is the one I posted last year) I have recorded some of the events of 2011 in this 'look-back' post...These take a while to put together, so I hope you will enjoy it...
Having room to breath, seems to be important every year, at this time.

My shop was 1 year old last January.

Sadly, the month my lovely Nan passed away.

Weaving a tale.

Floral inspiration.

A typical week of buying, crafting and shop.

A tour of my workroom.

Decorating, gardening and my shop were this months priorities.

A fantastic day at the Vintage Bazaar, Frome.

A Birthday treat to Stratford upon Avon.

An 'average' week in summer.

My most photo-rich post ever, when my blog became 5 years old.

I became a Grandmother.

A fantastic visit to Trevoole Farm.

Family holiday to Fowey, Cornwall.

A story of my past.

Salvaging treasures.

A welcome break in Tenby, Wales.

Feeding my passion for vintage/antique fabrics.

Always shopping and making!

I labour of love - A pair of patchwork curtains that I created for our living room. (They may find themselves somewhere else though, in this space! ;-))

Hubby and I spent a lovely day down in Dorset, at Dairy House and Shaftesbury.

I made a change to our kitchen.

A collection of angels for the Vintage & Handmade Fair.

And a family Christmas was enjoyed at The Stone House.

I'm looking forward to another year in my shop, meeting like-minded people and spending my days sewing and creating. I have also booked several fairs again this year and enjoy the challenge of crafting for these as well. I hope you will enjoy joining me at my blog from time to time throughout the year...And I thank you for your interest and for the time that you have spent with me here in the past.
My warmest wishes to you - Lets hope its a good year for all!
Niki xx


    I will get to your shop oneday!
    I did meet you on the day you weren't feeling well at Glastonbury, so I will say hello properly someday
    Julie xxxxxxxxx

  2. Anonymous11:16 am

    Lovely photo look back. Happy New Year to you too.

  3. A wonderful look back on 2011. Wishing you all the best in 2012!

    Susan and Bentley

  4. Have a wonderful year ahead, Niki! Yes, I loved this post you assembled, enjoyed each and every picture. Thanks for the time you put into it and for sharing with us.
    Monica x

  5. Happy New Year to you Niki and all of your family.
    Much love
    Jo xx

  6. Hi Niki, thanks for sharing all your lovely piccies.You must love going to work surrounded by all those lovely things.All the best for 2012, Anne

  7. A lovely look back! Thanks Niki. Have a Happy One!


  8. It is so easy to forget what has gone before and wonderful to look back on your achievements and highs and lows of the last year. I hope this coming year brings you rich rewards and happy ones too.
    Love to you
    Michele xx

  9. Lovely images, Happy new year.

  10. Anonymous6:41 pm

    Happy New Year to you Niki,i wish that your year ahead be filled with love and happiness.
    I loved reading this post although bitter sweet with your Nan passing,i remember when you made her a bag and cushion i think with her pretty childhood picture on.
    Wonderful to have a grand daughter,so much fun to come and i really love the colour of the guest room walls.
    I wish you could have seen my Mums face when she opened her calender i think you could say she loves it :)

  11. Anonymous7:15 pm

    Dear Niki... you had such an inspiring 2011... certainly topped off with the gorgeous new family member... nothing can compare with that. Thank you for your honest & down to earth approach to life. Blessings to you & all you care about. Frances x

  12. Thank you, Niki! Have a wonderful new year yourself. So looking forward to hearing and seeing your news...

  13. What a wonderful collection from last year...Here is looking forward to your wonderful inspirations, travels, and writings, for the coming year.... no pressure ha ha !!
    Happy New Year Niki
    Hugs Lynn xxx

  14. Thank you for a year of posting such visual treats for us all. I know it takes A LOT of time to do this, and it is appreciated by me. Happy New Year from the eastern plains of Colorado.♥♫

  15. Lovely post...what a beautiful trip down memory lane. I invite you to visit my blog palace in 2012! Tiffany

  16. Hi Niki.
    I wish you a fabulous 2012!
    I'm sure your store will be very successful, it is wonderful and with so many genial ideas! :):)
    Thank you for everything,
    Hughs and kisses, Maria!
    (with translator)

  17. You sure are one very hard working lady...I don't know how you do it Niki.
    I wish you all the very best in every way for 2012.
    Thank you for your beautiful's to many more through the coming year.

  18. Happy New Year to you and yours Niki !
    Looking back at some of those photos, it's hard to believe some of them happened a long time ago, as I vividly remember the posts!

    Take care my dear, and happy crafting :o)
    Donna xx

  19. Happy New Year Niki! Hope 2012 is a brilliant year for you!


  20. Happy New Year, Niki!! I enjoyed 2011 with you--thanks for the lovely recap! I always enjoy your photos and handcrafts. Thank you for sharing with us all.

  21. I never think to look back - just forward and what this year will bring.

  22. Hi Niki
    What a fantastic post. A great idea to do this for the year, but I can see it takes time & patience to get all the links to work! Here's to a happy & healthy new year. xx (I know - a few days late.. but I have been a busy bee) xx

  23. Thank you for this calendar of the last year, your blog is such an enjoyment!
    That 2012 is of the happiest and most creative for you, a blessing for all your family!

    Beautiful day


Thank you for finding the time to visit me...
Niki xx