Thank You & Goodbye

This will be my very last blog post on Salihan Crafts. I’ve toyed with the idea for a while now and after much deliberation, I’ve decided that I’m ready to move on. Although I have enjoyed writing and chatting with you for the last 5 years, I think blogging and crafting in general have taken a back seat to my other interests. I don’t think I can blog as I used to. My heart isn’t in it anymore and that makes me feel that I’m not being fair to you by continuing. I don’t want you to have to read my half-assed dribble because I think we both have better things to do with our time.

Before I go, I would like to walk down memory lane and share with you the best of Salihan Crafts. Here are my Top 5 project lists which have made this journey so very fun and exciting!

8. Blocking Knitted Scarf Yarn sleeve & pot scrubber Knitted I-cord Coasters Crystal Filled Neck Cooler Step 1
Top 5 most popular tutorials:
1. How to block a scarf you can be proud of
2. Two ways to reuse your bath puff
3. Knitted i-cord coasters
4. DIY neck coolers
5. How to embroider a smile on your amigurumi

Crochet Flower Fridgies Crochet Apple Dishcloths Pear Tawashi Ysoline & Amigurumi Pears Johnny Apple & Little Mac
Top 5 most popular patterns:
1. Crochet flower fridgies
2. Apple tawashi dishcloth
3. Pear tawashi dishcloth
4. Amigurumi Pears
5. Johnny Apple & Little Mac
You can find more patterns HERE

Crochet Hairband 2 Berry Stitch Bag Revisited White Chocolate Berry Muffins Forever Blanket February Lady Sweater
Top 5 most popular posts:
1. Novelty yarn crochet hair ties
2. Berry stitch knitting bag revisited
3. White chocolate berry muffin recipe
4. Forever is here
5. My FIRST knitted cardigan!

I will also be closing both my Etsy shops at the end of the month. I have slashed prices to clear stock. Please visit Salihan Crafts Shop and Madu.etsy.com to grab a bargain while stocks last! All my patterns will still be available here and in Ravelry.

Thank you all very much for your amazing support over the years. I loved reading each and every one of your comments and emails. You have changed me in a positive way with your kind words. My self-confidence has grown and I’m a much happier person because of you. I hope that you will still stay in touch outside of this blog. You may add me as a friend on Flickr, Ravelry and Goodreads.

I wish you all the very best, big hugs and kisses, and may our paths cross again in the future.

Lots of love,
Salihan xoxo

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21 Responses to “Thank You & Goodbye”

  1. Steph says:

    I’ll be sorry to see your blog stop but we all reach that point in our lives. I still enjoy crafting for myself and my family but am mostly over the etsy/craft fairs/sharing everything fuss. I’ve added you on ravelry, I love seeing your crochet projects.
    .-= Steph´s last blog ..The blood- sweat and tears baby pants =-.

  2. Lauren says:

    Best of luck to you!

  3. Lillian says:

    Thank you for sharing your blog with us…sometimes you just have to move on…you can always come back to this later! Best of luck!
    .-= Lillian´s last blog ..Knitting like a fiend! =-.

  4. Sandra says:

    I will truly truly miss your writings dear Han. You have been an amazing friend and you have shared so much of information on crafting. I thank you. All the best for your next endeavour and I wish you all success. Take care.

  5. R.JS says:

    Oh no … I would definitely miss reading you on my Google Reader :-( Though I can perfectly understand the need to – I was in the same boat once when I decided to end my old blog. Thinking of doing the same with my new one too, actually. I just hardly have the time or the motivation for blogging anymore.

    Yes, we definitely have to keep in touch. You know where to reach me. All the best in your future endeavour, my dear *hugs*

  6. Evon says:

    Sorry to see you go. I got into your blogs much too late!!! :( Well, I’ve enjoyed each and every one of them and your most gracious help when I hollered out to you in a couple of instances.

    I’ve looked forward to your Blogs and will REALLY miss them – but do realize if you feel it is time to end, then by all means you should….and be happy you are now busy with other things in life. After all, life is just waaay too short to deal with things that no longer hold a burning interest to you.
    So….farewell. You should feel very confident! You are a talented and beautiful person!
    My Wishes for your Very Bright and Happy future.
    Evon

  7. Katie says:

    Oh no! I’m sorry to see you go, I always looked forward to reading your updates. If you ever decide to return, you know where to find us. :)
    .-= Katie´s last blog ..Thanksgiving Weekend =-.

  8. Oh no!! Salihan I’ve enjoyed reading your blog posts so much. I’m really hoping that sometime you’ll return to the blogging hemisphere :) Take care of yourself,
    Melxx
    .-= One Crafty Mumma´s last blog ..From the weekend =-.

  9. corazon says:

    Wish you all the best. I’ve liked reading your posts always.
    Hope to read you sometimes….

    Greetings from germany

    Petra

  10. candis says:

    I will miss your posts, I have really enjoyed your crafts. Will you still be knitting and crocheting?
    I understand about moving on. I am always impressed with people that blog. It just seems to be so time consuming and a lot of work.
    Enjoy and I peek at ya on Ravelry.

  11. Lilycobweb says:

    Thank you for the lovely patterns and the blogs. I’ve enjoyed them a lot. All the best from Northern Ireland:)

  12. xiuxiu says:

    sorry to see you go. Good luck!
    .-= xiuxiu´s last blog ..vacation =-.

  13. adriana dias says:

    hi!
    i will miss you a lot
    (i just bought some neddles, and i’ve never used pay pal before
    (should i send american dollars, australian dollars or brasilian money?)
    i will remeber you when using the needles
    see you

  14. Cath says:

    Bye to blogging Salihan! Wishing you well with your non bloggy life!
    .-= Cath´s last blog ..Hopping mad – as in “crazy” =-.

  15. Windy says:

    I am sew sorry to see you stop. I have enjoyed your creativity, talent and humor! Blessings on your life .

  16. Susan Sedro says:

    Thanks for all the inspiring blog posts. I have always enjoyed reading your blog. Best of luck as other interests take you on other adventures.
    .-= Susan Sedro´s last blog ..Summer Projects and New WIPs =-.

  17. Amanda says:

    Sorry to see you go… I have enjoyed reading about your creations. Best of luck with your next adventure! I will look you up on Ravelry and flickr
    .-= Amanda´s last blog ..My i-pouch =-.

  18. Cherry says:

    Hi Salihan, its such a shame we won’t be seeing your blogged mail coming through our inboxes anymore from now on… I just want to tell you I enjoyed reading all your blogs, looked forward to it in my inbox every week =) but I respect your decision and wish you best of luck in whatever you choose to do in the future.
    I have learnt alot from you and your sites :) thank you and good bye!

  19. janjan says:

    Thanks for sharing with us! You will be missed, but I know you’ll go on to other great things :)
    .-= janjan´s last blog ..Wandering- And Trying To Settle Down =-.

  20. Aww that’s sad to know, but thank you for sharing your stuff with us! Good luck on your future endeavors. :)

  21. Isabella says:

    Thanks for all your posts over the years, but you’ve got to follow your heart. Best of luck with your future endeavors!
    .-= Isabella´s last blog ..A Pashmina Scarf Is Just The Beginning! =-.

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