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Easter Portraits with Agata Raymond Photography (Feb/Mar 2014)

I have the pleasure of collaborating on a project with Agata Raymond Photography bringing you a fantastic and new idea for a Easter/Spring Portrait session for your little guys and girls. These sessions are being booked for dates in February and March 2014.

Myself (Allison Barnes Collection) will be creating the crocheted outfit after consulting with you and Agata (our brilliant photographer) will be running the shoot. For more info please contact Agata Raymond Photography at:  shootme AT agataraymond DOT com Find Agata on Facebook here:Agata Raymond Photography on Facebook Find Allison on Facebook here:Allison Barnes Collection on Facebook

2013 - A Year in Review of ABC (Part One - Necktie Clutches)

Hard to believe my son is turning four years old in only four days! Not only is he growing and learning, so am I and my hobby-turned-business, Allison Barnes Collection (or ABC).

Looking back, 2013 was such an awesome year for ABC! Emotionally, there were many ups and downs especially in the latter half of the year. My Dad was diagnosed with bladder cancer (he's responded well to treatments thus far) and we moved house. I took on far too many crochet projects in the last few months of 2013 and my hands told me to SLOW DOWN! Don't get me wrong, I love making all of your crocheted orders (because I love to crochet) but I didn't have a good life-work balance and it took its toll.

This year of 2014 my "resolution" is to find balance; to schedule orders ahead of time and not get drowned in a long list of orders hurriedly trying to complete them in time for Christmas. I also want to find more balance between crochet and sewing. Another goal for 2014 is to complete two …