Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Where I'm hiding :)

This is just a little post for those who are still wondering where I've disappeared too, and why the silence - as I do still get regular questions on facebook - so figured it was easier to share on here for everyone.

I handed my notice in at C&C way back in August! Gosh, it doesn't seem that long ago, time has flown.  It was a big decision.  I loved my time at C&C, and I was given such an amazing opportunity.  However, as we do in life, it was time for a change.  I used to love the creative freedom, and when that was taken from me - it did feel like a massive restriction, and for us crafty types, you know that's not a good thing, so when a new opportunity came my way, I felt it was right to give it a go.

I was on garden leave for 3 months, and now I have to wait another 3 months before I can tell people where I'm going to work - and actually start work!  This has been the reason for my crafty countdown.  I now have a WEEK before I start work.

I sincerely loved my time at C&C, the experience was incredible, but the people I met were even more important - I have met friends for life.

And now, the new chapter awaits.  I'm excited, and nervous.  6 months not working has gone so fast, but it almost feels like I'll be starting from the beginning - fingers crossed I remember what I'm supposed to do.

Although, I can't tell you where I'm going as yet, I can tell you I will be back on your screens.  I'll be doing workshops and much more.....

Thank you for all the wonderful messages I have received, it has been incredible.  I do hope you will follow me on my journey - these things are always better with a bunch of crafty mates :)

38 comments:

Jamooka said...
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Jamooka said...

Brilliant, I loved your craftiness on C&C and finally found my way to your blog. I'm looking forward to seeing you on our screens again, I hope you get to be as creative as you want in your new job

Jackie Whiteman said...

Wishing the week away now, has gone by so fast.......am sure you'll be back in the swing of things very quickly...you don't lose that artyness (?) quickly as your blog posts prove.

So looking forward to seeing you again on our screens...will you be at any of the shows this year - I only go to Ally Pally really now as NEC to expensive and crowded and Doncaster has lost it's sparkle for me.

Try to sleep and rest up before you go back to work, take care and see you soon, luv Jackie xx

joy steels said...

Not long know have loved your blog and seeing your work be good being able to do it all again workshops etc will there be some in Cambridgeshire / Peterborough area hope so lots love counting down

Sarah N said...

I've only been card making for a couple of years. You were one of the first presenters I loved to watch when I started watching C&C then and it was brilliant to have an ickle giggle along with ya!! ๐Ÿ˜‚ Wishing you the very best of luck in your new venture ๐Ÿ€ Can't wait to see you on TV again! Sarah xx

SpookysCraftyMess said...

I'VE LOVED ALL YOUR COUNT POSTS THEY HAVE BEEN BRILLIANT AND HAVE SPARKED MY MOJO JUICES ๐Ÿ˜‰ HOPEFULLY I'LL SEE YOU ON SCREEN SOON LOVE AND HUGS B XX

karenlotty said...

I've missed seeing you on tele too You helped to make me smile again after a very sad event In our lives I'm so glad I found your blog I love your work So it'll be great to see you on screen being creative

Bobbie Jones said...

All the best from next week - you've been missed so much, so looking forward to seeing you soon!!! xxx

Clare Rouse said...

Hi leonie. Looking forward to seeing you again. I can remember the first time I saw you on QVC. While you were crafting, you said "ickle (something)".And I knew you would be my favourite!

Clare Rouse said...

Hi leonie. Looking forward to seeing you again. I can remember the first time I saw you on QVC. While you were crafting, you said "ickle (something)".And I knew you would be my favourite!

hollyberry said...

You have been missed by many on TV and am sure will have a "gang" of well wishers watching and supporting your return. At times it seems so long ago since I started wondering where you had disappeared to when you weren't on C&C any more,and at others the time has flown. Well only a week to go. Make sure you rest so you don't get any more bugs!

Heather Treble said...

Hi Leonie,
It's great to know that you will soon be back on our screens and that you will have the chance to nurture your creativity. From my experience a creative mind needs to be taken care of. It's good to be a bit nervous about a new opportunity, it shows that you care.
I really hope you will have time to continue to share your talent through your blog and that your new job is everything you hope it will be.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather

Kitty Davies said...

Hi Leonie.
I am so looking forward to seeing you again on tv.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Anonymous said...

Hi Leonie, loved watch you on C&C ,now looking forward to seeing you on our screens again soon, crafty hugs Pauline x

carol edwards said...

Hi Leoni good luck with your new and exciting adventure. It has been great fun with the daily countdown and I so look forward to following your next chapter. Is

suebow said...

Hasn't time flown, by .Not long to take off. How when are you going to do the big reveal ?

All the very best of everything

Sue x

Linda Simpson said...

I wish you all the very best in your new journey, I have no doubt you will be fabulous! You are such a very talented artist and can't wait to see you on our screens again, I have missed you! Enjoy this last week and good luck!
Hugs
Linda xxx

Jackie Durrant said...

Don't wish your week away Leonie it goes quickly enough as it is! No doubt the nerves will creep in come the last few days but you have plenty of folk wishing you well for the future. Jackie xx

fifip said...

Really missed you leonie,with your northern charm,only us northerns can understand,can't wait to see you on our screens again. Good luck

mollysmam said...

hi leonie, im looking forward to seeing you on screen again,im hoping you go to hochanda as I think the presenters there are more down to earth than other new channels, but wherever you go I know you will be very successful xx

Maria said...

Good luck Leonie, in your future career. I'm sure you'll be amazing at whatever you choose to do. I'm looking forward to seeing you on our screens again soon x

Anne Crawford said...

Looking forward to seeing you again on our screens again , and showing us how much fun you can have crafting!
Anne xo

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Leonie, It's not long now ...... I can hardly wait !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to seeing where you go to and seeing your creative talents again. Have missed your sense of fun.
Pauline Brown

Pam B said...

What a lovely post Leonie, only a week wow the time has flown since Christmas. Wherever you go you will bring sunshine and we will all be watching and supporting you

Hugs, Pam

Diane said...

Can't believe its only a week and so looking forward to having you back on the "telly"......or "live online" (haven't got sky)?!?!???? Wherever it is I will be watching as you are a fantastic craft presenter (I do remember your first appearance on qvc!!! I took my hat off to you, you were thrown in the deep end, you've gone from strength to strength and now you are one of the best!!!). You are joy to watch and great at sharing all your amazing ideas and knowledge.....can't wait!!!! X

sue Boniwell said...

HI, I've not been too well for the past few months, so I haven't been looking at the C&C so much, but have managed some programmes and I wondered where you were. Thought you must have been behind the scenes, craftily (ha! get it!) yes well, as I said I haven't been too well. Anyway, this is a surprise,although from you blog, I've seen some of you'r fantastic art work. I hope the new job allows you to keep on with the creative stuff, you were wasted on C&C, I'd thought that for a while.

Anyway, I wish you all the luck in the world - you deserve it!

Love Sue B

Penny Griffiths said...

Well all I can say is this week is going to fly and then you'll be back in the thick of it and showing us more of your crafty magic!
So looking forward to keeping up with you Leonie and wishing you well.....it's exciting isn't it?
Have loved your blog by the way...
Crafty hugs x

Jan Sharp said...

You'll be as great as ever. You were always the most relaxed and knowledgeable presenter and really good with people. Looking forward to sharing time with you again. Take care x

Jan Sharp said...

You'll be as great as ever. You were always the most relaxed and knowledgeable presenter and really good with people. Looking forward to sharing time with you again. Take care x

lilian said...


Hi Leonie, just want to wish you all the luck in the world for your new venture, can't wait to see you back on our TVs.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Lea Brawn said...

Well we can't wait till you're back. I have enjoyed your creations on your countdown. Good luck wherever you're going. I must admit I've been watching dawn Bibby and it's great to see her creative juices being put to good use again. Good luck Leonie x

Sue Balawajder said...

Sending you good luck(you will not need it as you are a natural).The week will go fast but then you will be back where you belong,inspiring crafter's on the telly.

Margaret A said...

It's the final countdown๐ŸŽค๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ˜Š

Gail said...

Can't wait to see you back on tele, have so enjoyed your count down blogs. You are a very talented lady and will be an asset to any programme. X

Sandra said...

Good luck Leonie,
I can't wait to see you back on TV inspiring us!
This has been a long 6 months but you needed it, after 'having your wings clipped' you have now time for them to fully regrow and your talent is set to soar!
You'll be brilliant !!
Hugs
Sandra xxx

Joanne Dean said...

Hi Leonie

Am assuming you are going to the Craft Channel. Made this assumption picking up on a few things Julian has said on air referring to you when I've been watching online (as I can't get it on TV) Good luck and look forward to seeing you there.

Hugs
Joanne
xx

Veronica Botto said...

Hi Leonie, ah I was one of those people wondering where you were as I have missed your cheerful chatter (not to mention your Lancashire accent - my parents came from
Rochdale). It will be so good to have your talent back on tv - good luck, I am sure you will pick up the threads as if you had never been away!
Best wishes
Veronica