Wednesday, 13 January 2010

HAPPY NEW YEAR



A belated Happy New Year bloggers - I've been in two minds whether to carry on with my blog. I've kind of stopped crafting for a while - I'm no longer a Stampin Up Demo and I think trying to keep up with the demanding world of SU and always thinking of new ideas took the fun out of my crafting. So its all put away for the time being and maybe I'll go back to it.

Inchy challenge blog is continuing though - I don't find little inchies too taxing, but this year its a slightly different theme as we work our way through the alphabet. Yep, you guessed it - this week its A!!! I thought it would also give people the chance to do some in advance and it may give them longer than a week to join in. Hope you would like to join us sometime this year.
In my real life - I've just completed a course on dog behaviour and training and am offering help with all those doggie problems people seem to have. And in order to brush up my skills we brought Tegan in November. She's a baby Welsh Springer Spaniel - up to mischief with my older Welshie Tara. I may even let her have her own blog and document how the training is going.

Here's a picture of both of them - out in the snow. We've had another massive snow fall here in Hampshire today - it still looks pretty but I must admit its wearing a bit thin. Its got me busy baking though with Choccy muffins yesterday and healthy celeriac soup and home-made bread today.

Hope you all stay warm.




10 comments:

Jackie said...

How gorgeous they both are.
x

serendipity said...

good luck with the dog training ... wonder if you'll get any greythounds.
As you say art should be fun and when it becomes a challenge or becomes more competitional it can become a stress.
my theme for your inchie challenge
best of luck
joan in italy

Carol said...

Hi Fiona,

I've been a bad blogger too - just popping by to wish you all the best for the new year and I love the new family member :)

TC

Julie Allain said...

awwwww what a lovely photo, love your inchies Fi and I think you should carry on your blog, just think you can now post when you want and how you want with no restrictions... heaven :)

Julia Dunnit said...

Hey Fiona, Happy New Year to you. Understand the reasons for needing a craft break, my sis always refused to do workshops because she said the preparation took the fun out of her hobby. AM sure you'll miss it eventually, after all, you're a multi tasking woman!! Love the inchy idea btw...

missy k said...

This just has to be your christmas card for this year!!! Beautiful!!!!

Good luck with the training too.

Karen

Melisa Waldorf said...

Your pups are Adorable!! I love your inchies and I'm so glad you decided to continue. I will try to keep up!

Julia Dunnit said...

Fi - I made a post for my blog based around your posting this 'not crafting' post; pop over and read how much the comenters hope you'll find your craft love again!

Clucking about said...

Hi there first visit to your blog.
l arrived via stitching red..l love the inchie challenge.l also lost my will to craft,But its only an inch l might just try ...
l also have a puppy so l will be back .Thankyou for your inspiration.

Heavens2Betsy said...

Hi Fiona,
Love your blog - great art, great animals - my favourite combi! I will be a regular visitor now that I've found you. x