Monday, 2 January 2017

Happy New Year

Hi folks.  Sorry, this post is later than I planned....I'm going to blame technology, I couldn't load photo's from my phone, so had to wait for my lap top before I could do anything.  How frustrating eh!

Anyway, my Happy New Year wishes are just as sincere.  I hope you all had a nice evening, and lets hope 2017 brings us happiness and love.

2016 was a mixed bag of a year for me.  I started my brand new adventure with Hochanda and Crafters Companion. I can't believe that was only last year!  It was a big step for me, and a risk leaving a job I loved in an established company - to join a start up.  But, it has gone from strength to strength, and I'm so pleased I made the's good to be excited yet terrified at times!

Life was fun, exciting, it had good times and unfortunately some sad times....but that's what we all have to deal with isn't it, and there's always something positive to be gained from the hard times.

2017.....well, let the adventures continue. Who knows what the year holds, but I hope we can all go into 2017 peacefully and.....CRAFTILY!!!  Bring on the craft :)

I've waded through some of my photo's from the year....I love doing this. I've picked just a few to share with you.....

The start of Hochanda.....with Matt and Michelle

A few samples using my very own collections!

Hochanda does Ally Pally

It was ace to work with our Sheena and seeing our Sara again!

Peterborough's seal!

Prepping my craft room

Good friends


Paper Making

Charlie's new trampoline

Joe's fantastic birthday do and marathon success story.....Run Joe, Run

My beautiful little nephew, and wonderful sister

A visit back to Oswaldtwisle Mills - demoing and catching up with wonderful friends

It's been a great to get back out demoing and doing workshops - joining Helen and the gang was great fun

A cheeky cocktail or two in London Town

Using my dies with some lovely papers from Crafters Companion

haha, this was a familiar sight in the Pujol/Molloy household - Caz being sat on by the dogs :)

Teela sneaking off to bed in her jacket and scarf

Double denim hit London!!


haha, love this photo....mainly because of Jack having his head cut off!! - Christmas drinks

More Christmas drinks with old friends :)

Me and the hairy kids

New Year and my gorgeous little nephew

New Year celebrations with these beauties.....

and then home to bed to these beauties :) xxx


Wendy L said...


Happy New Year. xxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Leonie, Happy New Year to All, and a hope that 2017 is kind to you.
What a lovely post today, these piccies are absolutely fabulous, especially the 'doggie' ones, they are sooooooo cute, as is your Nephew, gorgeous !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

hollyberry said...

A whirlwind tour through your year! Love all the piccies. Hope you have a wonderful 2017. xxx

julie_woolston said...

Fabulous pictures Leonie, happy new year to you, let's hope it's a good one for us all.
Hugs Julie xxx

Leonie Pujol said...

Thank you ladies....the dogs had to make an appearance! As did my lovely little was almost only dogs and Charlie to be honest :) xx

joyce said...

Happy New Year Leonie
Brilliant pictures
You look very happy
You made a good choice joining Hochanda. Enjoyed meeting you and your demos at Newton Aycliffe before Xmas. More up the same 'up north' please.xx Joyce

Margaret A said...

Thanks for sharing your 2016 with us. I hope 2017 brings you joy,health and happiness πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

Victoria-Plum said...

HaPpY NeW YeAr Leonie...
Hope 2017 is a fantastic year for you!
Love all those pictures!

Crafty hugs
Victoria X