2013 ~ year in review…

What a year it’s been! Phew… and a good one :)

This past year has seen many changes for me and so again, I thought I’d share some of what I’ve been up to.

Ok, so I’ve just realised this is a long post.  If you do decide to read… thanks and grab a cuppa! :D ..and yes there are pics!!

Many of you pass by and some ‘faithful friends’ leave me comments and encouragement which is always appreciated… thanks so much!  I love ALL your visits! :)

Where to begin…

The beginning of the year saw the wonderful Block a Day challenge, with a gorgeous group of ladies which was most productive for those of us who played along.  I was making my beautiful Klosjes and I think I now have around 100 made… Yeah!!

After that I had the pleasure of sitting in a class with Marg Sampson George (gorgeous lady) and I began my Eternity Quilt journey.

Also lots of crochet happened this year.  I started my Afghan…which I adore and also a wonderful clamshell crochet ‘Nana blanket’ with Sandra from Cherry Heart.

These were such wonderful winter activities. Nice to sit with wool on your lap in the freezing cold of winter…. plus there were other cute little crochet projects along the way.

In July this year, I took myself back to my studies and did a short design course for 6 months.  Once again, I thoroughly enjoyed this and it certainly fed my creative needs and inspired me on into directions I hadn’t given thought to before.

It was great to get back to drawing again… it had been far too long…. and some of the other things I really enjoyed doing were:

  • Designing and creating my first piece of fabric, ‘Wash Day’, which I’m hoping to make available in the New Year.
  • Experimenting with and creating my first kinetic mobile, which has inspired me to make more… I loved this project!!
  • Using and creating projects with design software. My project was a magazine.

I’ll try and keep the rest brief… well maybe… there’s plenty more :D

Photography is a great passion of mine these days and the camera is never far from me and I’m always learning something new there.  You’ll always find photos of some sort over on my Fine Arts Journal.

For years now, I’ve wanted a working Studio name and this year seemed like the time to christen that, so in November, ‘Meadow Light Studio’ was born :D  It seems like creating is always a journey and there’s always more to learn which I love, but I also love doing.

I’ve been making more Kinetic mobiles and have also been creating Jewellery!!  Who knew?!!! But it’s fun and I love it :)  Anything sparkly and girly.

So… You’ll now find ‘Meadow Light Studio’ on facebook and etsy.  Please come visit me there… you’re most welcome!!  If you find something you like, but I don’t have your colours, please ask me… I’m happy to discuss custom orders and I’m very happy for you to tell your friends…lol ;)

You’ll still find Daisy Quilts on Etsy too.  I’ve decided my focus for Daisy Quilts will be handmade for now.  I love making things and I don’t really love writing patterns…lol.  In Daisy Quilts Handmade (on etsy), I’ll be sharing a few little, one of a kind creations and some one off items that I have made along the way.

I’m also hoping next year will be my first year at the markets!! :D

Phew, still not finished yet :P

The last few weeks of the year have been of a more sombre note… Our dear mummy dog, Pepe was bitten by a snake and we lost her… so sad :(  Pets steal your heart and become family and we really miss her.  We also lost our dear pussy cat Kato this year too… she was old.  We’re going to plant trees for both xox

The rest of our doggies are all doing fine and keeping us on our toes.  We love them all!!!

One more thing was to find our home broken into at the beginning of this week.  You just gotta ask… ‘Why?’.

This in no way overrides the good things of the year though.  Our family is safe and we fared sort of ok, if you can say this.

Lastly… yes really :P  I want to wish you, one and all a wonderful Christmas with family and friends or wherever you are…

Santas on His way teeny_sigHo, Ho, Ho!

with love and friendship,

Robyn xox

10 thoughts on “2013 ~ year in review…

  1. wendy says:

    It is so good to hear from you Robyn…so glad that you have been busy with things that you love doing…so sad to read about your furbabies, they do steal your heat don’t they…our house was broken into in 2007 and it took me forever and a day to get over it…I have never understood why people would be so horrible as to go in and take something that someone else had worked so hard for…glad you were all safe…wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

  2. Hi Robyn, great to have a catch up with you.
    Sorry to hear of Pepe and Kato’s passing…the trees are a lovely idea.
    Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and may 2014 be filled with love, good health and lots of creativity :)

  3. Happy New Year. I’m looking forward to another year of seeing all your wonderful sewing. I’m so sorry to hear of the sad loss of your pets. They are just like children and it is so sad when they die. I’ll blog about Meadow Light Studio this weekHugs

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