Thursday, December 16, 2010

2010 - in retrospect

It has certainly been a very crafty year.

mosaic 2010 v2

Lots of quilts, cushions, bags and toys. Loads of fabric and colour!!

But more importantly, 2010 has been a year of transition for me.

It has been the first year of turning Patch Andi into a business. I have made mistakes. I have learned a lot. I have made new friends, both online and in 'real life'. And I have tried lots of new crafts. New techniques, new traditions.

In more personal terms, I have discovered that I really like the freedom of not being in a 'regular job'. I love being with my family and watching my children grow and develop into unique and wonderful little people. I love having a home that reflects my creativity. A home that can welcome lots of guests to share meals and play dates with.  I love that my dad describes me as a Balabusta.

It has been a year of getting to know so many of you via this blog. I love the crafty blog world. It is a community of people who truly 'get' each other and can relate to each other's stories.
Thank you to each and every one of you who has shared my journey via this blog. I truly appreciate every visit, every comment.

I wish you all a happy festive season. Whatever you celebrate, may it be fun, creative and full of love!!

See you next year.

Andi x


Corrie said...

oh is that time already to do our year in review! what a colourful and beautiful year!

so glad you've enjoyed your year of transitioning. Even if I didn't have 4 little people I'm pretty sure I'd enjoy being at home and working out other ways to work.

can't wait to see what you get up to in 2011!


Allie said...

I love your colorful photos! I'm so glad you are able to stay home with your kiddos--and share your pics with us. :)

Tania said...

What a way to wrap up a year! Chuffed to bits things are exactly as they should be for you A. Wishing you great fabulousness for the holiday season.

Jenny from Ohjoh said...

And to you too!
Sorry I missed today. Miss Spotty is running around like a crazy person but still has a tummy like a dot to dot book. Hope you had fun!

Karen said...

All the best to you and your family for the holidays. I hope your 2nd year of Patch Andi is everything the you want it to be. I really enjoy your blog. Thanks for taking the time post all your gorgeous creations.

meli B said...

There is no greater compliment one can receive that being a Balabusta from one's parent! You certainly have been in your year of making things. Glad you are enjoying a bit more freedom and hope next year brings you even more opportunities to grow and enjoy your creative life. All the best for the new year.

Marit said...

Andi, what a year you've had! Wish you a great holiday season, full of joy, peace and time with your loved ones. Big hug from a cold place, far, far away...
; )