Happy 2017 New Year


Although it is already January 2 – I wanted to wish everyone a Happy New Year filled with blessings, joy and to my Artisan friends – lots more of “creativity”!

I really have never been one to make New Year’s Resolutions – it just never made sense that people make all these plans for a whole year – when we don’t even know what tomorrow will bring.  I am not saying one should not have goals, but do the best you can without any expectations, and you may just get there.

I like to look towards my creative side and decide what new can I learn this year, and set my goal on that.  Last year I had mentioned in one of my Blogs that I planned on learning a new Jewelry technique.  So much has changed in the way of what people want since I first started designing my work.  So by February I signed up for a Jewelry course in making the “Kumihimo” Bracelets. While sitting in a one-on-one class, I thought it would never happen watching the instructor adding the beads to the Kumihimo Wheel!  Well as soon as I got home; and as with anything, once you try something yourself you it all seems to fall into place.  These are a few items from my 2016 Goals:

Kumihimo Bracelet.Pink.Black              KumihimoBeaded.SmokedAmethyst

bracelet-kumihimo-red-black              bracelet-kumihimo-lilac-violet-7-12

My 2017 Goal – is related to my other Shop, MagdaleneKnits. Although I can do basic knitting – even made one of my son’s a 7′ scarf for Christmas- which I don’t think he has taken off yet;  I want to learn so many more varied knitting stitches.  My closest friend whose mother is in a home with a bit of dementia – can still knit the most beautiful pieces. She gave me the incentive to want to learn so much more.

A few of my knitted pieces:

Knitted Scarf.Hat.Teal.Heather.full               knitted-chennile-scarf


Maybe I will try to get to the gym more – and maybe drink less coke -NOT!  Or maybe I will start that book I have wanting to write for years – my goals are quite simple – expand my “creative horizons”!


Wishes all of you a Happy New Year with new adventures and experiences!


About Pamela Baker

For as long as I can remember, I have always been interested in various crafts. After crocheting for many years, recently I started designing OOAK jewelry pieces, always learning new techniques as I continued. I also have always loved to write, so I look forward to being a part of this Blog as one it's contributors. As a lifelong resident of NY, I am busy with my two shops on Etsy: MagdaleneJewels (OOAK designed jewelry items: Necklace,Bracelets, Earrings,rings): also, MagdaleneKnits (Crocheted & Knitted items for Newborns to Adults) I can also be found on FB, Twitter, Pinterest, Word Press, YouTube. My Blogs are: http://pamelabaker.wordpress.com/wp-admin/users I also intend to bring tutorials to help you develop your Shops more effectively to increase your Views and Sales on the various mediums you may be selling your work on. I am always a convo or email away if you have any specific questions I can help you with.
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4 Responses to Happy 2017 New Year

  1. natashalh says:

    I’m sure you’ll be able to pick up more complicated knitting quickly. =) I’m a very, very slow knitter, but have found the key to success (for me) is just paying attention and keeping track of where I am. As long as I pay attention, I spot mistakes quickly and can correct them before it means loosing hours of work.

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  2. Pamela Baker says:

    I am sure once I learn a few of the basic stitches, I will be able to improvise from there – hopefully!
    So many keep telling me how much easier they think knitting is than crocheting – we shall see.
    Last year I purchased stitch markers (tjbdesigns) – it was one of my best purchases – as I can mark the end of each row and it makes the stitches go much faster as you don’t have to keep going back to count stitches. I gave my friend a set recently – see said the same thing – wish I knew about them long ago!

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  3. Your knitting looks fab to me – mind you I am all fingers and thumbs with things like that. I tried crocheting but no joy 🙂


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