December 31, 2012

2012 - A Year of Happy Little Cottage


What a year 2012 has been for Happy Little Cottage (and me). It was really fun looking back at my photos from this year, and seeing all the things that I made, and some of the wonderful things that have happened to Happy Little Cottage (the blog) and Happy Little Cottage (the shop).

I made my very first sale on Etsy in January. I was just getting a feel for how I wanted to "brand" my shop. Much thanks to Simone in Australia for that first purchase.

I made my very first cathedral window pincushion in January, and have made hundreds since. I love sewing and quilting, and working with lovely colors and fabrics almost every day makes my heart sing!

I never could have dreamed of being featured in two magazines in the course of a year. I am just a regular gal who works in an office, and dreamed of starting her own business. I sew in my son's empty nest room on a big folding table surrounded by rubbermaid tubs holding all my supplies. I cannot express how excited I was to see my blog and my shop in a magazine.

I also want to say THANK YOU to all of you who have been so supportive and kind and sweet. When I have "one of those days" I read your wonderful comments and am energized to keep on sewing and crafting and blogging. You are THE BEST!!

I am looking forward to 2013 and sharing some big changes that are happening in my life as well as the little projects that I love showing you.

Happy New Year!!!! xoxo Debbie

30 comments:

  1. Happy New Year Debbie! Wishing you much happiness and good health in the 2013❤
    xoRobin❤

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  2. Oh my gosh, what a gorgeous collection of your work, such eye candy! Love all the colours and fabrics you use.

    Have a wonderful New Year!x

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  3. Congrats on the wonderful success of your business! I have wanted to do something similar, but haven't found my niche yet. Any advice you could send my way would be greatly appreciated:) Have a very happy New Year!

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  4. It has been a wonderful year for you Debbie! I wish you an equallay wonderful year in 2013:>) You collage is so bright and beautiful, the gorgeous things you make are just one of the reasons I love to visit here. I look forward to another year of your Happy Little Cottage:>)

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  5. Happy New Year! The photos are beautiful! x x

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  6. A fabulous collection of makes. Have a wonderful New Year.
    irene
    xxxx

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  7. It is hard to believe all that you accomplish and add to that an office job...WOW! Your blog and your work are beautiful. Much more success to you in the New Year! Patty

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  8. I have enjoyed reading your blog this year. It is a happy place to be and always has lots of inspiring photos too. Thank you.

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  9. Your blog has always been my favourite, so fresh and interesting. A Happy New Year to you and yours. Chel x

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  10. All I can say Debbie is visiting you here and seeing all of your lovely cottage goodies always makes me HAPPY!
    Happy New Year,
    Danette

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  12. Happy New Year to you, right back atcha! I love visiting your blog, such a happy place!

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  13. Happy New Year Debbie! LOVE your look back on 2012...what a gorgeous collage.
    Best of everything in 2013! ooxx

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  14. Happy Happy New Year Debbie! :o)
    I am so excited for your 2012 experiences!
    Can hardly wait to see what 2013 has in
    store! :o) Trish xo

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  15. I'm so glad 2012 had such great highlights!

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  16. Your blog has brightened my life. I look forward to every post and your charming quilts and projects. I can't wait to see what you do in 2013. Have a happy and healthy New Year!

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  17. Those are surely pretty great happening for the past year. Here's to more in the year to come! :)

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  18. Happy New Year Debbie! :)
    Shann

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  19. So much happiness in your pics - what a blessed year you've had, and I wish you all good things and a happy new year ahead in 2013.
    xx

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  20. Such gorgeous pictures and a delightful collage! Wishing you a very Happy New Year, Debbie!
    Helen x

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  21. What a happy blog! I "met" you at Kathy's Cottage.
    Congrats on two magazine articles!!

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  22. Happy New Year Debbie! Wishing you another successful year!
    Gill xx

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  23. would you consider selling the pattern for the small crochet block? I will not be selling anything crochet. I am almost 68 and wwould like to try this. Thanks , Rebya

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    1. Hi Rebya,
      Here is a link to a tutorial for the crochet block.
      http://houseofpinheiro.blogspot.com/2012/05/pincushion-swap-keris-crochet-flower.html
      Happy crocheting!!!

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  24. What a happy little cornor of the internet you have created! I am always sure to feel my day brighten up each and every time I pop in for a peek.....Keep Having Fun!!! natalie jo

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  25. Happy new year! I look forward to seeing what 2013 holds for you! :)

    xx

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  26. Congratulations on a fantastic year...wishing you only good things in 2013!

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  27. what a happy, bright collection of pictures!!!!. I'm very much looking forward to your '13 creations :-)

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  28. Hi Debbie,
    why have I not found your blog before, what a happy joyful and creative place. I have added you on to my blog roll so I can keep up with your craftiness.
    ox
    Dagmar

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