january – new beginnings

Hello friends, have you noticed something? I had a bit of a clear out and re-style of my little corner of the world wide web. What do you think, do you like it?

Last year was not the best year in many ways and this led me to have serious thoughts about the way forward for me and Made with Loops. I am bit of an old fashioned girl and a promise means just that, a promise to do what you say you will do. Being let down by folks that I thought of as not only collaborators but also friends, was a hard pill to swallow but forced me to re-evaluate and when I lost my beloved Dad in December, I realised that I must spend serious time and think about the way I want to go forward.

The last few weeks have been a time of reflection, thoughts for the future and quiet time with family. Sitting by the fire knitting is the perfect opportunity to clear the mind, think ahead and make some plans for going forward.

My slightly neglected blog had been in my mind for a while and I decided to make this the starting point of my way forward. Using a combination of my love for yarn and nature as a theme produced the new Logo and this was followed by a new and less fussy layout. I am extremely happy with the new look and hope you like it too.

Colour is such an important part of my life and I am looking forward to spending many happy hours working as a brand representative for the wonderful people at Nurturing Fibres using their eco-friendly yarns in the most delicious colours.

I will continue teaching workshops as sharing my love for knitting and crochet is very close to my heart and a big part of what I do and meeting new people that way is always a bonus.

There will be no knitting retreat this year and less pressured commission work, instead I will work on some free patterns which I will share with you here on the blog and most exciting of all will be the ability to have more time for the things I love:

Spending time with family and friends, time outdoors enjoying where I live, travel to new destinations and going on knitting adventures with my dear “knitsisters”. I am confident it will be a very good year to come and I am content and happy with my decisions and looking ahead with excitement.

Wishing you all a happy, healthy and creative New Year, I hope you will be part of this new journey.

love and hugs, Heike

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