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Hi there & welcome to Annie's Place. A place inspired by and named after my late Grandmother Annie. Somewhere I can be creative, and share my love for all things handmade. I like nothing better than sitting with hook & yarn, crafting something home spun & completely unique, or rustling up some yummy baked goodies. I live in a town with a beautiful embankment, situated on the River Great Ouse. You may know me as CosyKitty on Ravelry. Why not stop a while.....?!!

Saturday, 20 January 2018

Crochet Bag production and reflections....

Is there ever enough hours in the day? Seems not. I don't know whether it's because I'm juggling quite a few balls in the air, but time just evaporates at the moment. I've been here there and everywhere, and not necessarily in the physical sense. My mind has been full to bursting with STUFF, mostly creative ideas and I'm finding it quite draining. The adrenaline is definitely pumping and I'm finding it hard to switch off. I'm not complaining though as I've been super busy and distracted and that's only a good thing where I'm concerned. 'Miss Ants In Your Pants 1974' hehehehehe...


My little bag production line is moving along, and I took the opportunity to photograph a few of them earlier today. I was intrigued to find out how many essential items would fit into them. You know ladies?! purse, phone, keys, notebook, powder compact, lip-gloss etc!






































I was pleasantly surprised I have to say. They are plenty big enough for all those items, at roughly 12 in x 12 in. The handles are solid wood but light and comfortable to hold. Ideal for those days when you want something cute to put all your bits and bobs in. 






































The light was atrocious so apologies for the pants pictures. Still I think you get the idea. More to demonstrate the size of the space available in each bag more than anything else.

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I appreciate we're well and truly into the New Year now, but as I never shared much with you over the festive period I thought I'd throw in a selection of snaps I took on two trips I had into 'The Big Smoke'. I spent Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve in London, and it was wonderful. Just me and my better half.

We wrapped up warm to wander around the festive markets. We munched on street food, under the shadow of Tower Bridge. We marvelled at the views over the capital from the Sky Garden. We just generally mooched about and it was fantastic.

It was hard of course, as I regressed into thoughts of Mum. How much I miss her, and would've loved her to be right there with me. But I smiled and knew she was there in spirit. It's impossible to enjoy anything without a little regret when someone you love has died.

It's natural to feel empty, and to wish things were different. But I think it's really important to honour their memory by taking every opportunity to live in the moment. It's ok to laugh, and feel joy. You're not disrespecting or diminishing the grief by being happy for the simple things. 


















































































































































As we approach the latter part of January, I do hope you're all settling in to the rhythm of a New Year. That whatever's going on in your life, you find the strength to cope with it. This time last year I was in the depths of despair. It was hard. But I survived, and you can too. I know some of you reading this may be going through your own turmoil. If my little contribution here can distract you for a few moments, I'm grateful.

Love Always
Sharron
x


12 comments:

  1. Great bags and a post full of the love of life. Thank you!

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    1. Lovely to hear from you Sandra, and thank you for being so kind with your comment. Sharron x

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  2. You are so right in what you say, glad you enjoyed the days out (as your Mum would have wanted you to). onwards and upwards, great bags and a great start to the new year with your new venture.........nice to see you on facebook too. Fiona x

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    1. Hi Fiona, thank you for taking the time to leave me a lovely message. I'm glad you agree it's just what Mum would have wanted for me. Nice to know you're over on Facebook too. Sharron x

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    1. Not quite yet, just preparing to open one though :)

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  4. Lovely to hear from you as always and glad you are finding time to enjoy yourself too. Happy New Year and bless you for sharing your thoughts and feelings as well as your new journey. 😊 Gailx

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    1. Hello Gail, a pleasure to hear from you too. I am certainly making every effort to see the best in every day, and with thoughtful messages from lovely warm people like you it certainly makes it easier to achieve. Sharron x

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  5. Love those bags. Your pictures were beautiful as well. I have been knitting like a trooper lately.
    https://joeveryday19.blogspot.co.uk/2018/01/one-and-done-knitted-scarf.html

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    1. Hey Jo, thank you for being so complimentary. You sound as though you are well and truly ploughing your way through your list of projects for 2018 then!! Happy knitting x

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  6. it is great to see what you are doing and making after the sad loss of your mother. I can feel the good flow and spirit in your post. Hopefully this post gives a lot of people inspiration and believe in a good new year.
    Your bags are amazing.

    Have a great day, Margaret

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    1. Wonderful to receive a message of support and encouragement from you this morning Margaret. Started off my day just right, so thank you for that. It is certainly my intention to inspire everyone to dig deep and find that inner strength to overcome adversity. I do hope you are well and send you my best, always. Sharron x

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