Sunday, 1 January 2012

Decorate, celebrate, make and eat


The Making Winter Project has been an absolute joy over the festive season. It's been an unexpectedly tricky few weeks here so the images, blogposts, comments and contributions from all who have taken part have been absolutely invaluable. Thankyou so much. I have collated some images together from the Flickr pool to give a feel for just how uplifting everyone's creativity can be en masse.


The mosaic above is called simply Make,

1. Little Cotton Rabbits  2. The List Writer 3. Green Rabbit Designs 4. Farfromharmfarm
5. Thriftyhousehold  6. Andamento 7. Saidos da Concha 8. Scented Sweetpeas
9. Farfromharmfarm 10. Little Cotton Rabbits 11. Scented Sweetpeas 12. Spruce St

This one is called Decorate and Celebrate:

1. Quince Tree 2. Me 3. Andamento 4. During Quiet Time
5.During Quiet Time 6. Itchin Stitchin 7. Lina 8. The List Writer
9. The Knobby Knitter 10. During Quiet Time 11. Saidos de Concha 12. The List Writer
13.Yellowhouse 72 14.Scented Sweetpeas 15. Lola Nova 16. Het Bovenhuis

....and finally, Eat



1. Lola Nova 2. Yellowhouse 72 3. The Quince Tree 4. Thrifty Household
5. Saidos da Concha 6. Saidos da Concha 7. VinGar 8. Lina
9. Thrifty Household 10. Green Tea Comfort 11. The Quince Tree 12. During Quiet Time

I think they're wonderful and they cover many of the hygge themes that Sue described and that Making Winter embraces wholeheartedly. To see even more gorgeous images the December 2011 Making WInter blog hop is here.

Some images cannot be used in mosaics because of privacy settings but contributions from Mrs Micawber  Peeriemoot, Planet PennyDriftwood (especailly her wonderful pinecone biscuits), The Fluff Pot and Paula's Homemade Life are just gorgeous.

The Flickr pool also holds tasters of some New Year themes, fresh starts and hints of a new season. I do like this time of year - it always has a feeling of possibilities and new starts.



1. Saidos da Concha 2. Saidos da Concha 3. Thrifty Household

The January Making Winter week will begin on Monday 23rd  January. This month can sometimes be a tough one so the focus will be on comfort, cosiness and things that can cheer a grey winter's day. We may even factor in some cold and 'flu remedies, just in case. Mrs Thriftyhousehold and I do hope you might join in. I can vouch for it being a very good thing to do.

Happy New Year x

27 comments:

Tabiboo said...

What a beautiful collection and much inspiration.

Happy New Year to you all and with much love for 2012. Minus the flu and lurgies!

Nina xxxx

Thrifty Household said...

Great mosaics Emma!

marigold jam said...

I'd love to join in but not sure how to do Flickr - have only just got to grips with Blogger! Can't do mosaics either but love the ones you've don here.

driftwood said...

oh wow, everything looks amazing xxx

Amy Friend said...

I love seeing these mosaics. They help me appreciate all the cold a bit more :) Thanks for including my projects.

greenrabbitdesigns said...

It's lovely to see them all grouped together! :)
Happy New Year Emma,
Vivienne x

Toffeeapple said...

Everyone is so talented! The pictures are good too.

Monica said...

happy new year to you and yours, Emma!

Poppy said...

Just beautiful!
I think I might join in....

Lou xxx

Ali said...

Such happy and productive images. Makes me itch to get creating.
Happy New Year Emma!

Lynn said...

A feast for the eyes! It might even inspire me to become a craft doer instead of just a craft appreciator.

But probably not.

Happy New Year to all Pebbles! May it be a year of great peace and joy for you all. xoxo

Helen Philipps said...

Lovely lovely mosaics, Emma! I do hope to join in with the next Making Winter week! Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year.
Helen x

Lola Nova said...

Thank you so much for inviting me to be a part of this project, what a joy to be in such lovely company!

Happy New Year to you and yours, may it be splendid!

pebbledash said...

Happy New Year Emma! Love these mosaics, so very inspiring!
Diana x

Bella Bheag said...

I never cease to be amazed at the amount of talent that exists up and down this land. Your colourful collection of a tiny portion beautifully (and very patiently, I suspect) put together.

Thanks for your recent comment. Sending you all good wishes for this new year and beyond.

PS - The puppet show is lovely.

ffhfarm said...

simply thrilled to see my things included in your mosaic...such fun to feel included while we trudge through winter together. i'd love to put the Making Winter button up on my sidebar but don't see where to get it...help?

Menopausalmusing said...

Beautiful, heartwarming mosaics, what a lovely project to be following...........

Annie said...

Gorgeous mosaics, and such inspiring ideas.

Happy New Year Emma! May 2012 bring peace, health and prosperity to you and all who you hold dear x

Scented Sweetpeas said...

Wonderful mosaics :-) I for one have found that creating and crafting on my own of with the children has helped me a lot this year. I am still however very much looking forward to Spring :-) x

Down by the sea said...

The photos are beautiful can't wait until the January making week for more inspiring ideas.

Rachel said...

It seems that your project has made a huge difference to many people!

Suzie Sews At DOTTY RED said...

Happy New year

Thimbleanna said...

Those mosaics are beautiful! It looks like you've had some really wonderful entries -- what a great way to chase away the winter doldrums!

andamento said...

Lovely images, I'm so chuffed to be included among such good company! Is it finished now though, can we carry on for January? It's still winter after all...

Mrs. Micawber said...

What a gorgeous bouquet of photos and how fun to see some of them again. Looking forward to making more winter this month!

Ginnie said...

You and TH are brilliant for conceiving and implementing this. So much fun!

Moobaacluck said...

Hi Emma - what a great blog! so glad I spotted you, we met at the Pick.n mix show in Holt and you commented on my paintings a few days ago. I've looked at the posts on your main page and was wondering about these group projects you organise, I'd love to get involved or find out more at some point. In the meantime I'll keep reading your lovely blog.x Gabs