some happy things....

Thank you for your comments on my last post. It's nice to have a place to express the different emotions which sometimes arise in life. Not everything, but sometimes an emotion or view point needs to be acknowledged so we can move forward onto other things. It frees me up.

And so onto some happy things!
I haven't kept up very well, but I don't think that matters. Sometimes it takes a while to find the things around me that feel 'happy'.

The things that lift my spirits in these winter months have a lot to do with colour and creativity, which in my book just rocks!

1. Of course more crochet. One of my January aims was to finish of as many w.i.p.s as possible and list them on Etsy. I haven't shared those aims yet, but may begin that in February.

2. My new spot in the kitchen. I've put a small table in front of the window. It's a sunny and light place to gather my thoughts and drink tea away from all the screens and media. And yes that's little dog snuggling under the blanket. She likes it too!

3. A recent 'little' splurge. New postcards from wood & wool stool. It's no secret, this lady is one of my crochet heroes. I'm hoping a little bit of her magic will rub off! My favourite is the multi-coloured heart. Altogether a very inspiring lady.

4. Two owls and a pussy cat. Inspired by Jane on Ada's post. I know the cat eyes look a little strange, it was an experiment! A further pair of these owls have been sent off as a present. I loved making these, perhaps with a tag they would make nice key rings. Anyway for now they are a very happy decoration.

I can't believe we're almost at the end of January, spring can't be far now. The snow here has gone and all that's left on the common now looks just like patches of lemon meringue. Really!

I hope this week brings good things for you,



  1. Hi Heather. Your little kitchen table looks like a perfect spot to be happy. Cute owls too. Love it all xo

  2. Dear Heather; I loved everthing above, they also made me happy:)

  3. Your posts always make me happy. Evny ur crochet postcards.
    Lovely WIP's floating around..

  4. The Owl and the Pussy Cat - where's the pea-green boat?
    I can't see the dog!!!
    Love the crochet, very pretty
    Angie x

  5. Lots of happy things today! Love the crochet and the owls and pussy cat, fantastic! :) x

  6. Lovely happy things...I meant to comment on your last post Heather, but life got in the way...I'd probably said yes to too many things! One of the things I love about getting older is I'm learning to hold my ground, to know what I need and to not be afraid to ask for it or make it happen for myself. I am still not great at saying no but I'm getting better! I hope you are having a lovely week. Rachel x

  7. ~ I am looking hard for your pooch too! Ooh think I can see him. Lots of loveliness here Heather.I am rather partial to your lovely Owl cushions.Your seat looks perfect to think and dream. Love Maria x

  8. Such lovely things! Every happy moment counts;)

  9. Can I just say that I am lusting after that chair with the painted flowers on in your 'new spot' in the kitchen! in fact just that new little spot as it looks like a very cheery sunny spot where lots of thinking and creativity could happen.

    Those two owls are just too cute xx

  10. Wow, you've been busy! I love the owls and the kitty. :-)

  11. I think that little spot in the kitchen would become a favourite place for me too - it looks so lovely and cosy.

    Nina x

  12. Lovely ideas here!
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  13. Hi Heather, I love the white crochet borders for your circles, never thought of using white, it really borders it nicely. Love the litle corner you have made, I love to play with corners and make them snug and also my shelves ha! Our snow only hung around for two days :( was hoping for a bit more..I love that feeling of us all cosied up in doors. Enjoy your quiet corner, it looks lovely !! Karen x

  14. Oh I love your happy things Heather ... that little spot looks quite perfect ... and the owl and the pussycat are lovely ... wishing you a happy week ... Bee xx

  15. Oh yes, colour and crafting always make me happy too. Your owls are very sweet and that spot by the window does look very tempting, I have to say.

    Gillian x

  16. That is a beautiful, restful spot by the window - I too would like to drink tea there. Your crochet is very cool, I have been abit scared to attempt more after my initial forays but perhaps I'll give it another go!

  17. You have a lovely view from your table, its the perfect place to have a cuppa... I absolutely LOVE the studied owls and kitten, those would make lovely gifts, or look gorgeous in any room. I also love your crochet ... I agree colir in the winter is everything!!

  18. Hi Heather, Yep!!! We all need a place like that!!! A TIME-OUT place!! A place where we can just BE!! Don't have to think.....just BE!!!
    From just AMarie

  19. Heather, everything is beautiful in this post!!!
    your table in the kitchen is located in a happy cosy spot!! nice to stay seated there with a cuppa!!! Love your w.i.p.
    and I find the owls&cat so "you make me smile a lot"!!!
    have a good week, xxx Ale

  20. Oh nothing like an escape place. You do such beautiful work..xx

  21. It's such a delight reading you!

  22. Lemon meringue ... what a perfect description of lingering snow!

    Just catching up here Heather ... loving the kitchen corner :D

  23. A lovely collection of bits and bobs - nice bright colours for a gloomy day
    Best wishes