Friday, December 30, 2011

Saying goodbye to the old and welcome 2012!

Where oh where has the last year gone? Can't believe that it is going to tick over to 2012, very soon!
My website has had a makeover thanks to my DD. Please meet Laurent Le Noir who will soon be added to my Boutique.
I hope everyone had the most joyful Christmas. I have to say, that sharing this Christmas with my beloved family was very memorable and happy.

Many thanks for all your support, friendship, from new and old and lovely comments throughout 2011. I have made such wonderful friends, that if not for blogging I would not have the chance to know and so grateful for you all.

To the tune of  'Auld Lang Syne ' I would like to wish everyone good health and prosperity for the New Year.
May all your wishes and dreams come true and may the new year, be kind to us all.


  1. Hello Carolyn,

    Oh, my, Laurent Le Noir is so dapper!!!! ♥ him!!

    I am with you, where did this year go!?! I cannot believe it will be 2012 in a few days!

    I just visited your website. It looks wonderful!

    Wishing you and yours a wonderful New Year! I look forward to "visiting" you through blogland next year!!

    I am now off to take some aspirin to take care of this throbbing . . what a way to end the year with a root canal LOL


  2. Happy New Year!! Hope 2012 is good to you!
    Hugs, Lisa

  3. Laurent Le Noir is a cutie and looks so elegant in his vest.

    Happy New Year, dear Carolyn! May 2012 be a healthy, happy and successful year for you!


  4. Dear Carolyn,

    you are so right, the year has flown... I also ask myself where the time has gone!
    Your new Teddybear Laurent Le Noir ist georgeous! Have to look at your website :O) I still have to do an update with mine (shame) ....

    Have a happy week and a HAPPY NEW YEAR!
    Hope you have a lovely start, and I wish you a wonderful, peaceful and healthy new year my friend!

    Sending Love and Hugs,

  5. Dear Carolyn
    I wish you a Happy New Year!
    All the best und a lot of greetings from Switzerland.
    Hugs Yvonne

  6. dear carolyn,
    thanks for visiting my blog an the greetings.a happy new year ans HEALTH to you too!
    many greetings and hugs

  7. Dearest Carolyn,

    Wow, I am most impressed with your unique creations!!! You should have pointed us sooner to that beautiful website. Also your dough creations are fun.
    Wishing you and your loved ones a very Happy New Year and all the best.
    Love to you,


  8. Dearest Carolyn,
    May you have a awesome 2012.

    2012? I can hardly believe it's this time of year!!!! Praying it is wonderful full of blessings and ahhhh.

    Wishing you all the best.
    God bless,

  9. Wishing you and yours a wonderful, healthy, happy and successful 2012, dear Carolyn!

    Congrats too on Monsieur Le Noir & the new website!


    XOXO Lola & Nora:)

  10. I hope you have a Happy and Healthy New Year Carolyn! I look forward to visiting your blog in 2012!:)

  11. Dear Carolyn,
    YES where did it go????
    I `m happy you had a beautiful christmas, and I wishes you my friend a wonderful, healthy and succesful New Year 2012.
    Hugs and love,Dorthe
    p.s. will visit your website, now :)

  12. Dearest Carolyn,

    I`m agree, where did this year go?? Time went so fast!!

    I want to thank you for all your kind comments through my blogging!!♥ You are my sweet blogfriend, so THANK YOU for your blogfriendship!!!♥

    ♥ I wish you and your family HAPPY NEW YEAR 2012 with many blessings!! ♥

    Many warmy hugs from Finland,

  13. Where did this year go and where did winter go? We have no snow here in Finland except in northern parts.

    Thank you for being my blog friend this year.

    Very Happy (and slow) New Year 2012!


  14. I haven't met a bear maker yet that does not think the year has flown.
    It must show we love our craft.
    May all things you hold dear to your heart be fulfilled in 2012.
    Happy Bear making.

  15. Hi dearest Carolyn!
    Oh, what a fancy guy your Laurent is! You are right, 2011 was a "fast" year - but full of wonderful friendship. I'm happy that you and the yours have had delightful Christmas-days, too! And now I wish you I a nice "glide over" into a beautiful New Year full of wonders and good experiences!
    Warm hugs, Traude

  16. Thanks for last year darling....for your support and good words for your from me.....have a nice new year's eve......and a better 2012 than love !!


    You will be ringing in the new year before us here in the North, and I am excited for you as you add this STUNNING BEAR TO YOUR WARES!!!!!! I too will share some new things I am making as well.

    GIVING YOU MANY HUGS and thanks for a sweet friendship that is dear to me.

    LOVE! Anita

  18. What a lovely bear, mr Laurent is very nice. Thank you for being such a fine blog-friend. Wish you a
    Happy New Year!

  19. A very happy 2012, wish you the best.
    greetz, Renny

  20. Dear Carolyn,
    I wish you a Happy New Year and all the best in 2012.
    Warm wishes, Mea

  21. Hi Carolyn!
    Thanks a lot for your comment!I'm happy to follow you!Happy new year!

  22. Carolyn,
    Wishing you and your family all the very best for this brand new year. Sending you a big hug.

    Much love,

  23. Love to you dear one...may your New Years be filled with many many sweet blessings.

  24. I wish you a very happy New Year

  25. Happy New Year!!! I hope it is the BEST year after and filled with happiness!!!

  26. Thank you so much for your sweet comment, the yellow roses really caught my eyes, Happy New Year and I hope you will have a wonderful year ahead! love Joice

  27. Warm wishes to you and your Family Carolyn and thank you for your friendship across the sea throughout 2012.
    Laurent le Noir is so French - he is très chic.
    Wishing you and yours the very best of health & happiness in 2012 xx

  28. LET THE COUNTDOWN TO THE NEW YEAR BEGIN ★ ° . .    . ☾ °☆  . * ● ¸ .   ★ ° :.  . • ○ ° ★  .  * . .   °  . ● .    ° ☾ °☆  ¸. ● .  ★  ★ ° ☾ ☆ ¸. ¸  ★  :.  . • ○ ° ★  .  * . .  ¸ .   °  ¸. * ● ¸ .    ° ☾ °  ¸. ● ¸ .  ★ ° . • °   .  * :. . ¸ . ● ¸  ★  ★☾ °★ . .  °☆  . ● ¸ .   ★ ° .  • ○ ° ★  . * .  ☾ °  ¸. * ● ¸ ° ☾ °☆  . * ¸.   ★   YOU HAVE BEEN Sprinkled with BLESSINGS of PEACE, LOVE, SMILES and HAPPINESS! NOW ... PLEASE ... GO FORTH AND SPRINKLE OTHER PEOPLE TOO!★ ° . .    . ☾ °☆  . * ● ¸ .   ★ ° :.  . • ○ ° ★  .  * .      .   °  . ● .    ° ☾ °☆  ¸. ● .  ★  ★ ° ☾ ☆ ¸. ¸  ★  :.  . • ○ ° ★  .  * . .  A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE AROUND THE WORLD!!! :) ♥ XOXO

  29. Hello Carolyn,

    Happy New Year to you.

  30. Dear Carolyn
    Happy new year!
    The new year has started by you already. I wish you and your family a happy 2012! Thank you very much for the nice blog-friendship.
    I wish you all the best and send you a lot of greetings from Switzerland.
    Hugs Yvonne

  31. Happy New Year, Carolyn! May 2012 bring you all that you wish for and more! xoxo

  32. Hi Carolyn,

    Thank you for YOUR friendship and lovely comments this past year. It's a joy!

    Happy New Year wishes to you and your family. See ya next year!!

    Warm hugs,

  33. Happy New Year to you Carolyn! I hope 2012 is a year full of happiness and wonderful things for you and your family...Enjoy!


    Thank you for coming to see me! It is only 4:00pm here and I am eagerly awaiting tomorrow so I can post my newest designs for my Etsy shop. THANK YOU FOR YOUR KIND WORDS and friendship that means the world to me. Blessings Carolyn! Anita

  35. So nice to meet you just found your beautiful blog and so happy I did. I have enjoyed looking around and I'm now following you, if you find a spare minute hope you visit me sometime and follow back so nice to meet new friends. Sending you special wishes for a wonderful New Year I’m looking forward to keeping in touch in 2012.
    Always Wendy

  36. Oh, Laurent Le Noir with the little red bowtie is so sweet. I want to thank you for your friendship this year, and I hope the New Year shines a bright face on you and brings you much joy. You have been a special blogging friend to me, and I look forward to more of your beautiful posts in 2012.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  37. Happiest New Year wishes to you, Carolyn! Or should i say Bonne Année!! I hope i run into you on the Rue de la Paix this year!!!

  38. Happy New Year Carolyn!!!
    You are and always be one of the sweetest ladies. I'm so happy in my heart to know you.
    I love your beautiful new bear.He is quite handsome to be sure.
    I love your new look.
    I wish for you to have the best New Year and lots of good health.Also May God bless you and yours.
    XXOO Marie Antionette

  39. Happy New Year, Carolyn!! Hope yours is full of all manner of loveliness!! You are such a sweetie!!
    Blessings and hugs,

  40. Have a great start of 2012! :-)

  41. Hello dear Carolyn

    Wishing you a most wonderful new Year, bright and shining.
    Much love from

  42. Wishing you a very Happy New Year, with good health, happiness and prosperity ♥
    Hugs Riitta

  43. A warm welcome to the new year and lots of wishes to you!

  44. Love Laurent!

    Happy New Year, darling!


  45. Happy New Year Carolyn.... here's to a healthy one for us all..... and hopefully this silly arm will improve enough for me to get busy with some new little bears or some dollying....... it does seem to be taking foooorre4eevvver .....

    This year has whizzed past for me to......

    Looking forward to seeing your new creations ....

  46. Hello Sweetie! Thanks for stopping by! Following You and Happy New Year!!


  47. Hi Carolyn!
    I wish you a wonderful new year!
    Im looking forward to 2012 and all the new things we have to look forward to.
    Hug Anna

  48. May ALL of your dreams be realized in 2012, dear Carolyn! What a handsome bear Laurent is!
    Sending you many creative and happy thoughts!


  49. Happy New Year my dear!
    Lovely blog! Visit mine and maybe we can follow each others blogs :)

  50. I want to wish you the same Carolyn. And yes...where did 2011 go? It was a wonderful year and I hope for both of us that 2012 will be a good one too.
    I think Laurent is such a handsome fellow. I love all of your sweet bears Carolyn. What a talent to have!!
    It has been so wonderful getting to know you and share this friendship with you.
    sending much love...

  51. Happy New Year Carolyn!!!! I am so grateful we met in Blogland!!! no matter how far away we live...we have been close through our posts!!! I have loved all of my visits here and I look forward to 2012 and more of your amazing shares!!!! thank you so much for being you!!!

    Happy New Year!!!!

  52. Happy New Year, Carolyn!
    Have a wonderful 2012 with much fun.
    It has been lovely knowing you and I'm looking forward to seeing some more of your lovely blog posts this year.

    Big hugs,
    Jo. xx

  53. Dear Carolyn,

    I am thankful to have met you and to have you as a friend!

    I really like Laurent! I think he's my favorite of all your bears that I've seen so far!

    Thank you for the wonderful blessings of good health and prosperity you have wished to us all! I wish you good health and prosperity as well! I wish for you, answered prayers!


  54. My best wishes for this new year!

  55. Happy happy New Year, sweet sweet Carolyn. May 2012 be full of joy and laughter!
    I received your beautiful handmade stocking. I love it! It is still pinned to my fireplace although all my Christmas decorations have gone on vacation ;). I keep it there a little longer before I store it safely until December 2012.
    Much love and I do look forward to a whole new year connection with you xxx

  56. love your blog! It's so nice!!! I follow you!
    Pass to my blog and if it likes you follow me too, I will be so glad :D

  57. Hi Dear Carolyn,
    Happy New Year and blessings to you and yours in 2012. Thank you for your gift of friendship over the last 5 years. I am blessed to know you. Looking forward to many more fun times through blogging and many visits.
    Your blog is always so inspiring.
    Love to you, CM

  58. Dearest Carolyn,
    What a BEAUTIFUL bear!
    I don't know where this year went either.. Thank you so much for all your most welcome visits this past year and your kind thoughts... I too enjoyed my holiday with my family..
    Happy New year my friend, I am looking forward to seeing all your new bears this year.

  59. Wishing you all the New Year Blessings you're dreaming of - and more - dear Carolyn!

    Thank you for your being such a dear friend over the past year in blogland and for your help when I broke my arm (your "Flowers for Friday" post was wonderful - thank you again).

    I love Monsier Laurent le Noir - you are so very talented making such beautiful bears.

    Live, laugh, love and "be happy"!
    And here's to another year in the land of blog!

    love and hugs
    Shane xo

  60. Laurent looks like quite a fellow...looking forward to seeing more of him.

    Thanks for your charming blog....Felicitations for a Joyous 2012. -s-

  61. Dear Carolyn, my best wishes to you and your beautiful family for 2012, and may it bring much love and blessings to you all.
    sending you lots of hugs

  62. Hello Carolyn! ^^
    Wish you a wonderful 2012, full of joy, happiness and lot of love!
    Laurent Le Noir is a cutie gentleman!

  63. Happy New Year Carolyn! Mr Laurent Le Noir is very fine! :)


  64. lovely pictures dear ! i love that teddy bear and yellow roses.. they are beautiful and cute. happy new year and have a great year ahead, xx

  65. Your black bear is beautiful!!!!A very nice boy!


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Carolyn xx