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Monday, 23 May 2016

A Calico Farewell

I'm sad to say it's time for another Design Team farewell.  I'm so grateful for and excited about all the work/travel adventures coming my way, but it does mean that I can't give my design team work the attention it deserves.  So today, with a heavy heart, I'm saying my farewells over at the Calico Craft Parts blog.  I adore working with the Craft Parts, as will be clear to anyone who's read my posts about them - they've inspired some of my favourite creations of all time.


  
   

Happily I have a good store of them to continue playing with, but I hope you'll have a chance to pop over to Calico to see some of those favourites and say farewell.  Plus there are some fantastic designers joining the team, so do make sure you keep an eye on what they're up to over there!

Painful though parting be, I bow to you as I see you off to distant clouds.
Emperor Saga

28 comments:

Helen said...

I always loved your Calico creations, so will be very sad to see you step back but sometimes work has to come first!

Brenda Brown said...

They will miss you greatly Alison I am sure but needs must. Xxx

brenda said...

You have made some stunning creations for Steve and Helen over time Alison and I am sure you will be missed. Sadly real life does have a habit of getting in the way of our favourite hobbies and we have to make hard decisions.

B x

Lauren Hatwell said...

Missing you already. Happy travels. Lx

Nikki Acton said...

Certainly always loved your Calico creations! What a wonderful,collection you have displayed here. Xx

Redanne said...

I too, have loved all of your Calico creations Alison, they will be so sorry to see you go. Happily for us though, we will get to see you use up those parts you have stashed away! Anne xx

sally said...

The adventure called life continues! I'm sure we will still see many more delightful creations coming from you Alison.

Sally

sam21ski said...

Glad you've still got some leftovers to play with xx

Annie said...

Sad to hear you are leaving Alison but totally understand. You have certainly shared some stunning makes using the CCP's and I am heading over to see your farewell post now

Take care
Annie x

Pamellia Johnson said...

I'm sure you will be greatly missed on the team. hugs :)

Jackie P Neal said...

Alison,
I am sure Calico will miss you as much as we will miss your fantastic inspiration using their parts!Best wishes on whatever may come your way next!
hugs,Jackie xx

Candy C said...

Alison, your work is always so beautiful. Your Calico pieces were always so inspired. I know you will be missed.

Dorthe said...

I have loved your creations using the wonderful Calico pieces, Alison, -and am, happy you stored some to show more, even leaving Calico .
Can`t wait to see, what else you are up to !!
Dorthe, xoxoxo

Team Clark said...

Alison, I know it is necessary for you to make these wise decisions, but I certainly hope one of those won't be to stop blogging. You have been one of the biggest sources of inspiration for me as I started this journey and I am thrilled by every post! Your work is outstanding and one of a kind, so hang in there and just create when you can. We need you! Hugs, Autumn

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I'm sure your DT members will miss you and your fabulous creations too. So good to hear that you have more parts of play with!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Your love of Calico parts has always shone through on your posts - I am sure the team will miss you! Hope you still find some time to play with some of your little store of parts! I do believe I have finally caught up! Looking forward to seeing the Emperors garden! Chrisx

Sara Barker said...

You have done Calico Craft Parts proud and I know you will be missed by them, and we will miss your inspiration using them! Certainly a well thought out decision, and life must be attended to. I know this too well! I'll still keep my eye out for your fabulous work and inspiring posts! Hugs!

rachel said...

amazingly beautiful pieces alison - you are such a talented lady x

Mrs.B said...

A wonderful collection of inspiration for your final post, your talent and creativity will be missed by the team. Good to hear you still have plenty left to use.
Avril xx

Vintagehandmade said...

Alison, I am sure you will be missed by the team! What a wonderful final post and I love all your Calico Craft Parts art works! You are a super talented lady and I can't wait to see what else you are up to! Big hugs! Branka xx

Corrie Herriman said...

Aw, you will be missed ! I love your work as you probably know and I hope I will still see you around !
Corrie x

Anita Houston said...

You've made some gorgeous creations on this team. You will be missed.

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Alison, You are sure to be greatly missed by them.
So many beautiful creations you've made for them.
Wishes
Lynne

Astrid Maclean said...

I am sure you will be hugely missed, your projects were all fantastic!! Of course the very best of luck with the new adventures that await you!!

Coco said...

Oh, that's sad news.. I know how much you love this stuff and all your Calico Craft parts. It is so visible as you say on all your artworks Alison, you have made a fantastic job for this team and the shop. I'm going to look at the farewell and say Goodbye there too... Hugs, Coco xx

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

They are going to miss you so much Alison, the beautiful creations you made with their products were truly inspiring. Thanks so much for sharing them all with us and wishing you every success with your new endeavors, Deb xo

Almo said...

You have made so many amazing piece using the Calico craft parts Alison I am sure you will be greatly missed. Looking forward to seeing which direction your new ventures take you. Mo x

Ruth said...

A smorgasbord of creations....delightful to revisit, as others have said,you have created some stunning DT samples. Ruth x