Monday, 9 January 2012

1st post of the New Year

Hello all, it's already one week into 2012 and this is my first post of this year.  
2011 was a good year for me, I started a facebook page for Handcrafted by Picto, I took the plunge and opened a couple of online shops, first with Folksy  and then with Wow Thank You.
I also done a few Craft Fairs (some more successful than others) and Art Exhibitions,  it's been a learning curve and one that I have enjoyed immensely. I also started this blog which has proved to be so much fun, it has helped that I take part in Handmade Monday which as most of you know is a very successful 'linky party' hosted by Wendy.
My 'makes' for this week are a couple of Plaques done for a January and a February Birthday.

Zak is an Arsenal 'The Gunners' Supporter

Curtis wanted a Crocodile

I have spent the year indulging in my passion for painting and made lots of new friends along the way. So, what will the next 12 months bring? that's a question that none of us really know the answer to but I hope and strive for more of the above.

 Wishing you all a brilliant 2012

 Jan X


  1. Happy New Year. Both plaques are really lovely and I bet will be very popular with the recipients.

  2. Happy New Year Jan!
    I love your plaques. As soon as I saw the top one I knew it was for an Arsenal fan even before i read about it. Fabulous :)

  3. I love the slightly stylised element within the plaque especially in Curtis's crocodile plaque

  4. Happy new year! I love the plaques :-) x

  5. Happy new year. Glad it was a good one!!

    Great items!

    Kim xx

  6. Fabulous plaques - I especially love that croc!

  7. Brilliant Jan....Love the crocodile! Happy New Year x

  8. I'm glad 2011 was good year for you, long may it continue.

  9. Great plaques, I hope 2012 is even better than 2011 for you. x

  10. Happy New Year Jan,

    What an interesting 2011 you had - hope the next 12 months continue to be successful for you.


  11. Well done. Perhaps 2012 is the year to be in as we all seem to be changing direction and renewing our energy. Love the plaques.

  12. Love the crocodile :D

    Here's to a successful 2012!


  13. It's so nice to get back into the swing of normal and see what everyone's been up to! I also cannot believe I never knew you had a FB page! Love the signs, very nice. :)

  14. Great plaques and a lovely post to start the new year! Good luck with everything!
    Jo x


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