Monday, 17 December 2012

Happy Christmas



Wow



This year has been a strange one for me. It has been a year where I have needed to thoroughly slow things right down. The previous two years.....actually, the previous four years had taken a lot out of me. I guess I didn't really realise it until this year. 



My time in blog land has been limited, especially the last 6 months. I have missed not logging in to catch up with everybody. Please don't think me rude. I have just needed some space. I have needed to spend more time away from the computer. I love my little space here. I love to write and chat and be creative, but it has been good to have a bit of distance.



I hope I will enter 2013 with a renewed energy, ready to be a regular blogger again. It would be nice. 



I have amazed myself, looking back through this year how much I have managed to pack in though. This is why I like my blog. It reminds me that even when I think I am getting nowhere, I have actually achieved something!




So, as ever a short one, but I just wanted to pop my head in and say 

Happy Christmas 

to you all and a really 

Super Duper 
New Year.



Thank you for your continued support of my little space here. Your comments.....always read and so gratefully received. I really am humbled that you take the time to read, comment.....and spur me on. You are all such a fab bunch of people and this crafting blogging community is really rather special.



So.......

.....see you next year!!!!!!

Much love

Vanessa

xxx

48 comments:

  1. Lovely post! I love your pictures! And it's true, sometimes you need some distance! Wish you a happy christmas too and a lot of energy for the new year!

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  2. Much love back to you!
    Have a good time for, yourself and your family. I recognize it all and no computer of phone on is very good sometimes. You feel fully charged again. I hope it for you. Happy christmas holiday to you! See you next year! x Claire

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  3. Love your blog - so cozy and colourful.
    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
    Hope to see more of you in the blogland next year!

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  4. Good wishes to you too, have a lovely and restful time.

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  5. Season's Greetings Vanessa. May your Christmas 2012 be a peaceful one and your 2013 bring all you that you hope for x

    Such beautiful images as always :)

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  6. Merry Christmas Vanessa,thankyou for all of the inspiration you give and for sharing your wonderful makes.I hope You and the bears have a fantastic Christmas and a happy New Year.Best festive wishes Xxxx

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  7. Very warm and beautiful pictures you've made.
    Sometimes it's good to take a little distance, a little space for yourself. Happy Christmas and a very lovely new year to you too! :-)

    xx Margriet

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  8. hello my lovely xx i havent mised you cos ive kept secretly checking your instragram and soooo love your daily pics on there- id love to do insragram but i have a pre-historic phone, well it is touch screen but the internet and camera are a bit basic...hehe....love your festive images...blissful...I think taking time out is a good thing i know how i'd got addicted to turning the laptop on when i woke up and i had to stop doing this...so my posts are less frequent and i just accepted i cant answer every email and message, but instead try to comment when i can. your creative eye in photography vanessa has got me cheery on some really bleak parts of the last 4 months/year...i try not to be so vocal on my personal life these days. Just looking at your blog/instragram cheers my day...
    I wish you all a very happy christmas beautiful xxxxxxxxxx

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  9. For you also a Merry XMas and a SUPER DUPER 2013!Beautiful photo's ...really cosy!

    greats from Holland
    Angeline
    www.mijnplekkie.tk

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  10. Vanessa, Merry Christmas wishes are being sent right back to you.
    Meredith

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  11. I just found your blog and am in love. :)
    Merry Christmas to you and yours!
    Zuzu

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  12. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful year ahead!
    Helen x

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  13. Hi Vanessa,
    Even though not so frequent anymore, I still love reading it and knowing that everyone has their own story that sometimes resembles my own. I love seeing the photos of your handy work or of landscapes and it makes me appreciate life even more. So I'm glad you've taken (and take) the time you need. I'll be around ;)
    I wish you and your bears much fun and quality time during the Christmas holidays and wish you lots of love and creative juices flowing. Happy holidays!! And I'll see you around next year.
    Take care xxx
    PS I might get Instagram to get regular imagery to brighten up my day :) like country rabbit mentioned in her comment

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  14. Hi Vanessa, we all do what we can, don't we, and I've also been following you on Instagram, so get a regular look at your lovely pics on there!This is a lovely, seasonal post, and hope you have a lovely Christmas too!

    Claire xxx

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  15. Hello Vanessa, Your photos and makes are beautiful, so I do hope you can blog lots in new year, but only do if it feels good for you. You are very inspirational and artistic. Good luck in the new year and Merry Christmas right now!

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  16. dear vanessa,
    thanks for all the inspirationen!!
    happy christmas and a happy new year to you and yours!
    love regina

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  17. Merry Christmas to you too Vanessa! may it be filled with peace, love and happiness
    love jooles x

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  18. I'm so glad you are not stopping blogging, your blog was one that inspired me to do my own! I've got a long way to go to make it as beautifuly as yours. I hope you have a lovely peaceful Christmas and look forward to more beautiful photos in the new year. Julie x

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  19. Hello, so lovely you popped by again....
    We all need space it keeps us sane in this busy busy life, I'm so glad you have been able to take time off for yourself and very glad you have popped back to say hello too!
    Wishing you a very Merry, joyful christmas and a regenerating new year!
    bestest to you and yours
    daisy X

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  20. Thank you and merry Christmas! Raphaele xx

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  21. my best wishes to you! have a lovely christmas! love to read your blog as always! see you next year :)

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  22. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! xo Heather

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  23. Wishing you a happy, and restful Christmas. Thanks for sharing part of your world.

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  24. Happy Christmas Vanessa and a healthy and prosperous New Year. We all need a bit of space sometimes so please do not feel bad. We are still here for you. Your tree looks lovely with all those gorgeous mushrooms. Cheers! Philippa xx

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  25. Have a great Christmas and New Year! Look forward to your renewed energy next year, your blog is a lovely place to visit! :)

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  26. :-) See you next year! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Vanessa :-)
    Jolana

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  27. We have the same knitted heart decoration and the same reindeer cookie cutter!!! This excited me haha! Have a good rest over Christmas, see you in 2013 :)

    Merry Christmas! x

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  28. Beautiful pictures and a very very good idea you gave me: What have you put under your Greengate star cup? I have surched for a looong time for a nice placemat/saucer to put under my cups so that the heat doesn't make markings on the table. Where did you find yours?
    paninirose@hotmail.com

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  29. Merry Christmas Vanessa..your collection of pics in this post is gorgeous!

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  30. Your blog is the most beautiful I have seen. You have such an eye for colour and composition. I do hope that you keep it up! Happy christmas! :D

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  31. You make such beautiful pictures! Very inspiring. Looking forward to 2013!!
    Merry Christmas!
    Greetings from Ellebel (Holland)

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  32. Merry Christmas gorgeous girl! It has been an absolute pleasure popping in to visit your lovely blog no matter how often you post. Have a wonderful festive season hon - see you again next year.

    Leah
    xx

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  33. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!



    Maria @ Whitecrystalsilver.blogspot.fi

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  34. Happy Christmas to you and yours.
    Carol xx

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  35. Stunning photos. I hope you have had a wonderful Christmas. Chel x

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  36. Happy New Year from the States. I have just discovered your blog and I'm truly enjoying it. So be encouraged. You have inspired me to run out and get a hot water bottle.
    Blessings!

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  37. Sending you PEACE mixed with oodles of joy for 2013! Thank you for being such a blessing to me.xoxoxo

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  38. Nem olyan régen talátam meg a te blogodat, még karácsony előtt, és nemcsak inspiráló, de nagyon jó és megnyugtató nézni a gyönyörű fotókat. Boldog újévet neked.
    Krisztina

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  39. I am always so thrilled to see a new post from you Vanessa! And if you need a break it is A Okay with me. You are always worth the wait :) This is a lovely post ~ I am just catching up. I look forward to however many we each accomplish this year. I am all about not stressig over it. Sometimes I blog like crazy then others I lay low. I have never been a big computer person. But I do love this crafting community like you do. Special indeed!
    Happy New Year Dear!
    Danette

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  40. Your posts are always such a feast for the eyes! Wishing you a wonderful 2013,

    Jo x

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  41. hellooooo my sweet x i really enjoy your instagram pics! they've cheered my day so much these recent months!- hope you are having a lovely beginning to your new year...I saw your lovely pic with the books on instagram and i'd done the same was sitting on my sofa with a pile of inspirational books, coffee and laptop thinking why do i feel lacking in imagination! I haven't been creative in a drawing way for months!!!!...I too get a bit disheartened when i feel these lacking thoughts. I am going to buy some daffodils and cheer my home up! that might help me a little bit...and even maybe a cakey from the bakery (smack my bottom heehee),

    take care beautiful xxxxxxx one day when i have enough pennies to buy a descent phone id love instagram ;0)x

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  42. As someone who has been inspired to start blogging from reading your posts I'd just like to wish you a wonderfully happy and creative New Year x

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  43. I have felt the same way about my blog... love you on instagram... I feel like that is my blog now. so much easier, right?! xo, Anne @indielovely

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  44. Happy New Year, I'm eagerly awaiting new posts!!!!! :-)

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