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Sunday, 3 January 2016

Belated Best of 2014 - yes, 2014!!

I've just discovered that I never allowed 2014 to have a moment in the sun celebrating some of my favourite creations.  I usually do a post each January reflecting on the creative journey, but somehow I forgot about it in January 2015, and I feel the need to fill in the gap.  So here's a quick look at some of my 2014 creations... feel free to ignore my perfectionist need for completeness!  (I'm giving the post a quick outing here, and then scheduling it for where it ought to go time-wise, so you may never see it in any case.)

Anyway, here's some time-travel favouritism for you...





















































I haven't included the dollshouses, though I'd have to say they're amongst my proudest moments in 2014, or indeed at all.  You can find them on the Dollshouses tab at the top of the page if you're curious.  And there are no Tim tags, or things made on workshops, or things which made their appearance elsewhere for DT or guest designer duties.  There are still projects left from 2014 which may well make catch up appearances here on the blog while I'm travelling away from my craft desk this (2016) year, so you'll probably get to see some of them again.

For now, I'm going to leap forwards again in time from poor forgotten 2014, next up will be a review of 2015, and here's hoping 2016 will be kind to us all!

The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time.
Friedrich Nietzsche

31 comments:

Joi at RR said...

Oh oh oh Alison - what a treat. So very very glad you revisited 2014 and didn't leave it out afterall!!! These are all beautiful. You have such a unique and lovely "style". I was trying to figure out which was my favorites. I spent the most time looking at "one day I'll fly away"... I think it might be at the top of my favs. I'm not very "girlie" but your Parfumerie collection is soooo gorgeous and wow - looks like a lot of work too! And because I am always drawn to orange type colors... I have to say "Dream Play Grow" is at the top too!! This was just a wonderful way to end my day. Thanks bunches and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Hugs. j.

Margaret said...

Well, I picked the perfect time to pop in and catch up! These are all so wonderful and I remember seeing some of them! I'm so glad you decided to be orderly and include them even if they are a year old! wink!

Julia Aston said...

A lovely review of your 2014 projects Alison!

Laura said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful creations! Love them all! So beautiful to behold! Am so glad you went back to 2014 and pulled these out to share!!! How will I ever re-visit these again once you post them with the rest of 2014?? hugs, Laura

maria's knutselplezier said...

Happy healty and creatif Newyear dear Alison, and your projects in 2014 were so beautiful , just like the projects in 2015 and we all look forwards to enjoy your projects in 2016!!

Have a nice creatif time!!
MAria

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful work, may 2016 be a great year for you! Hugs, Valerie

chrissie said...

Great to see the wonders of 2014 again. Some I remember well like the Parfumerie collection but other I had forgotten about -like the words today say lol

Love Chrissie xx

catherine said...

Fabulous pieces Alison and it is always a pleasure to visit your blog and look at your fabulous creative work. Happy new year to you and looking forward to seeing more this year
x catherine

craftytrog said...

Great to re-visit these favourite pieces of yours Alison!
Happy 2016! xx

JackieP Neal said...

Lovely to see some posts I had missed Alison!
hugs,jackie

Cestina said...

Excellent to revisit some of these, and to also see a bump in the Small Worlds stats :-) No dolls houses in 2015 so looking forward to welcoming your creative skills to the Czech Republic again in 2016...xx

Lauren Hatwell said...

Well all I can say is it was well worth the wait, though I did do a double take when I saw the date ☺ Lx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Wonderful ART dear Alison!

Sandy said...

Loved every second of this Alison -- I stay confused about years especially when a new year starts - now you really have me confused. Don't feel bad - it's not hard to do.
Sandy xx

Dorthe said...

Oh Alison, so many most wonderful creations from your year 2014, they are amazing all, and I could never chose a favorite, lol, as there are so many,many wonderful details in each and every piece you are shoving. Thank you for showing this "pearl necklace" , of beautiful 2014 favorites.
Dorthe, xxo

Redanne said...

A real treat Alison, I have really enjoyed seeing these 2014 beauties again! Anne xx

Julie Ann Lee said...

How lovely that I got to see these! Some of them I remember and some I'm sure I missed, but they're all gorgeous! It's such a privilege to follow the creative journeys of blog friends and see their art expressing so much through colour, texture and themes! Thank You for this treat! xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

First of all -as I read the quote I chuckled -then, as I looked through at these beauties, there were some I didn't remember - another chuckle inducing moment! You really have included some of the most beautiful art Alison and I look forward to seeing what you include for 2015! Hugs, Chrisx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Oh my, your need to be complete cracks me up. I'm impressed that I recognized quite a number of these projects. I know it is hit or miss visiting your blog so pleasantly surprised that I managed to catch some of the best of the best. Can we expect a wrap up of 2015 soon?

Inky and Quirky said...

What a great idea Alison and how gorgeous is all this crafty eye candy too...you've spoilt us all! A very happy 2016 to you ;)
Hugs
Donna xxx

Meggymay said...

Happy New Year Alison and a beautiful selection of inspirational pieces.
Yvonne xx

Lynne Moncrieff said...

It is astonishing that you can make a selection with the abundance of artful creations you created throughout 2015.
Oh no, once again, no text appearing!
Wishes
Lynne

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Cont:-
I so enjoyed this review, to savour favourites and to pause to study once again the detailing on each piece.
Wishes
Lynne

brenda said...

A super selection Alison and of course it would be impossible to choose a favourite as each is unique.

B x

Coco said...

'One day I'll fly away' is maybe my favourite... but all is SO beautiful!!!
Great retrospective and choice Alison, though I'm quite sure I would have loved some other remaining projects not featured today. I would love finding the time to do the same on my blog!.. but time is missing so much, I never find the time to do it, sadly! :(
Hugs to you, Coco xx

Lynn Price said...

Wonderful review, Alison..... I am inspired all over again by your fabulous work in so many different takes and styles. Winter Growth is my fondest, as I discovered Smalt Hue there, and I love those lovely earthy drips.... ok, now off to those bottles! xxx Lynn

Kay Wallace said...

I so enjoyed your "look back," Alison! May the new year bring your enough energy to get it all done! ;-)

Vintagehandmade said...

Oh, Alison, it's great to see all those beauties again! They are all my favorites and I adore every single one! I really enjoyed your 2014 review! Brilliant! Hugs to you! Branka xxx

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful recap from 2014 Alison, I had missed many of these beautiful projects and it was great to see them here all together! Deb xo

Sara Barker said...

You slay me, Sandy! Sara Emily:)

Sara Barker said...

Alison, I do remember some of these, and I absolutely cannot choose a favorite among them...they are all wonderful for different reasons. Overall, I love your style and you have the most amazing talent for combining colors! Beautiful works of art, and so great to see them all in one post! Hugs! Sorry to reply on one of your comments, but Sandy just kills me!