Sunday, 3 January 2010

A Year in Pictures . . .

This mosaic is a 'hotch potch' of some of my favourite pics/creations of 2009 (at least the ones I could find on Flickr!). A mixture of Harris Tweed, landscapes, embroidery, softies . . . oh, and I must have been feeling hungry as there's some herring and potatoes in the corner!

There appear to be four bumblebees in my random selection - I've no idea what that's all about, but I seem to like 'em!

2009 was a busy year in terms of new designs and just trying to keep up to speed with everything in the world of 'crafty' business enterprise in general! This year I plan to slow down a bit and concentrate on more 'one-off' designs, have some fun with fabric (I'm thinking of returning to doll-making but more in terms of 'art-dolls' which I find very exciting!), perhaps work on slightly smaller pieces, and in general make life a little easier for myself!

My own website is back up and running - hooray! I have a couple of new ideas for products, but mostly I will keep it much as it is with a variety of Harris Tweed 'gift ideas' on offer. My two Etsy shops are in various stages of transition - Tweed Plush is in the process of being restocked this month as I want to keep it looking fresh with some new products rather than continuing with the entire selection of last year's stock (I may have a sale however of older stock!). I hope to keep a variety of some of my favourite items eg. bag charms, etc. in stock. Tweed Delights has a small variety of home decor gifts as before and more to follow I hope - I would like to keep this shop as traditional as possible for those who enjoy the pure, unadulterated beauty of Harris Tweed! I know there are a number of you out there!

OK, let the crafting commence - I'm up for it, are you? :)

5 comments:

Marion said...

Great idea to see all your work at once. It's lovely.
Good luck with your plans - we'll hear about it along the way, I'm sure.
Pop over to my blog to see the fruits of my (not crafty)labours over Christmas :)
Marion

june at noon said...

You've had a great year! Looking forward to seeing what's to come. :)

janet said...

Happy New Year Alison...looking forward to what you have planed for 2010. I too discovered I don't really like making multiples of one thing with no variation...boring!

Biba said...

Definitely up for it as well - can't wait to see your Etsy shops restocked! I wish you a very creative and productive year - we will all benefit from it...

Swirlyarts said...

Good luck with the sorting of the shops and Happy New Year :)