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Last Post Of 2016

That’s nearly it for 2016, never to be seen again.

Ahhh but the memories remain and I really hope that 2016 has left you with some good ones.

On this very special day of the year my memories always return to my Mum and Dad and a family tradition that we used to follow.

Mum being Scottish and very traditional we had to call the last day of the year Hogmanay.  My fondest memory of this day is ‘First Footing’.

Just before midnight mum would shove dad out the door with a lump of coal in his hand (plus various other items) only letting him back in when New Year had struck.  Although we all laughed at the time because it seemed so silly I really do miss doing this.

For my last post of the year I am showing one favourite make from each month of 2016 starting with January.

January – February – March

21Shirley 1

April – May – June

Mr Cool11

July – August – September

1Steam Punk2

October – November – December


Can you see I love colour???


10 Responses to “Last Post Of 2016”

  1. Brenda says:

    A great selection of favs Shirl and as we share a love of colour thesel tick the right boxes for me.

    Wishing you and your family a Happy New Year and here’s to a crafty 2017.

    B x

  2. Sandra says:

    Hi Shirl,

    It’s great to look back an am amazing year of artwork. I echo what Brenda has said about the colour, I love it! You’ve done some amazing pieces of art and I can’t wait to see what 2017 brings.

    I wish you and your family, a very Happy and Healthy New Year.

    Much love, Sandra xx

  3. Carola says:

    Hi Shirley, these were really beautiful works this year. All fantastic!
    I wish you and your family a happy new year!
    Hugs Carola

  4. butterfly says:

    Fabulous post, Shirl – it’s great to get a chance to see some of your lovely work from this year, given I’ve missed so much along the way too. Colour, stamping and layers – all beautifully done. I hope you’re enjoying these festive days, and here’s wishing you and yours a peaceful 2017.
    Alison x

  5. Avril says:

    A lovely colourful selection of your work Shirley, and all very varied showing off your talent.
    I have the same fond memories of my Dad first-footing and always with his piece of coal – happy days!
    Wishing you and all your family a Happy and Healthy New Year.
    Hugs, Avril xx

  6. Shirley says:

    Happy New Year Shirley! Your 12 month of artwork is beautiful and yes I can see you like colour, I have to say that I do too 🙂 Wishing you all the best for 2017! Shirleyxx

  7. Leanne says:

    What a great year of artwork here Shirley, I really enjoyed this post and never forget those memories – they are personal and they are precious. I look forward to seeing your artwork and inspiration from it through 2017 – Happy New Year! Leanne xx

  8. Craftyfield says:

    I’ve done a similar exercise and find that I have been heavily into more CAS projects than Mixed Media. I wonder if it’ll carry on in 2017 or will I swing back to the more painty/messy/grungy style…
    Love your selection Shirley! Happy New Year C. xx

  9. Dot says:

    What a beautiful journey 2016 has been for you!!! It’s great to look back and remember what you have done during the year. There are so many different pieces here, all of which make me smile. I think if someone shoved me out the door before midnight I would like a nice bottle of wine instead of a lump of coal lol…what a great tradition and memory!
    Dot x

  10. Donna Ellis says:

    Thanks for sharing your favorite projects from 2016, Shirley! Each is wonderful! Hugs, de

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