Having some time off for the holidays allowed me to slow down and catch my breath after a very hectic year. I can't believe that the last time I posted here was in May! I am very grateful for opportunities I had in 2015, and even more thankful for the lessons I learned from helpful people... and not so helpful people. One thing is for sure, after how busy this last year was, I realized that slowing down and clearing different things out that weren't beneficial or productive, is essential to my overall happiness.
That being said, hand embroidery and sewing makes me oh so very happy, so my commitment is to keep doing more of that in this new year, and share it here with all you fellow makers. I also adore hiking, I took the photo above when I completed my favorite in-city Tucson hike up Tumamoc Hill. I am hoping to do more stitching and hiking in the new year, as well.
If you follow me on Instagram, you know I post with more frequency over there... I know, it's horrible that I would have abandoned my blog in that way. I have so many ideas and a new schedule for this year, so I am hoping to share more about what is being created, made, and dreamed up in the Bobby Pin Bandit lair. For now, here is a little year in review of the most loved photos from my Instagram feed from 2015.
Here is to a new year filled with happiness, joy, and only good things for each and every one of you! Thank you for visiting my blog, my instagram feed, and staying in contact with me. I am so happy to know that I can reach out to the crafty community and always find inspiration in all of you, and I hope you all find inspiration here, too.
Cheers to 2016! Sending you all my best! Big hugs all around!