January 06, 2014

Love Letter to a New Year

Welcome 2014!

I spent a significant time offline over the holidays, and it felt great to disconnect from technology for a little while. I saw friends and family and had a lot of much-needed quiet time at home.  We celebrated a wedding. We mourned a sudden death. I've had some time to think and reflect on my dreams and plans for the coming year. I'm practising 30 days of yoga for the month of January.  It's feeling really great so far.

I curled up next to the fire one evening and stitched this in my handwriting.  A beautiful fabric gift bag, designed to hold a letterpress wedding card and cash. Would you like to see these in the shop?

One BIG goal for this Spring is to launch a new product for young children. This means I need to focus more of my attention there, and wanted to let you know that I will be blogging less frequently, at least for the next few months. 

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I've got some exciting things coming your way in the next few months.

(+) Things Worth Celebrating Blog Tour - if you're a blogger and want to get involved, please get in touch.
(+) 2014 Reader Survey, including a giveaway from the shop.
(+) Inspiration for filling countdown calendars and ideas for counting down to special occasions
(+) Gifting Inspiration (of course!)
(+) Input into some details for the new product line

The word I chose for 2014 is CARE, taking time to care for myself, putting more care into my family and relationships.  My gifting (and posts) will reflect this theme too I think. Gifts with quiet, thoughtful sentiments.  Gifts that reflect my new slow gifting philosophy.

I can't wait to share this year with you and to see what 2014 brings.



  1. Aw, so sweet. Hope you have an amazing New year! :)

  2. What a great word for 2014 :) I'd LOVE to see that fabric gift bag in your shop...right up my gift-giving alley!

  3. Thirty days of yoga is a great way to start the year. I wish i had thought of it too. I like that you have taken the time to plan and set some goals - it feels so good doesn't it.

    By the way, what is the Things Worth Celebrating blog tour??? I tried to search for it on your blog, but I couldn't find anything.

    1. Grace, it's never too late to start - 30 days can begin anytime :) I'm enjoying the experience!
      Things Worth Celebrating will be something NEW. I can email you the details and would love to have you join in with a blog post!

  4. Sure, I would love to hear about the new venture and I will see if it is a fit. My email is aliasgracie at gmail.com

  5. Things Worth Celebrating Blog Tour? Finally getting some time to read to through your lovely blog and this really got my attention. Looking forward to hear more about. Happy 2014!
    PS- Did the 30 day yoga challenge a year ago and it was Amazing! I am planning to repeat the experience in the Fall.