Friday, December 16, 2011

christmas all wrapped up

I'm feeling quite festive as I've been doing a spot of Christmas wrap designing in the last few weeks:

I'm really feeling like winding down for Christmas. Just sitting on the sofa watching Christmas films and eating Satsumas, but I still have quite a lot of work to do before the big day. This time last year I was busy making things for our wedding and it seems no matter what I'm working on, I'm always really busy in the run up to Christmas.

In Giveaway news, the random number generator has spoken and selected comment numbers 4 (Holly Surplice) and 3 (Cupcakes for Clara) as the recipients of grey kitty and lilac kitty:

Ladies, please drop me an email with your address details and I'll get these posted out to you asap.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


I really didn't mean to be absent from my blog for such a long time. Things just seem to have been running away from me this last week. There is lots going on and plenty to distract me away from my blog, not least trying to get the house sorted out in time for Christmas and a visit from the in-laws this weekend. I'm trying to tidy, clean and declutter everything, including my studio/office/guest room.
Part if this tidying is working out what to do with my prototype printed softies:

Grey kitty and Lilac kitty are by no means perfect. Grey has a wonky bottom edge and Lilac doesn't have enough stuffing, but aside from that they are both quite lovely. I was going to put them in my shop as 'sample' items but have decided instead to offer them to anyone who reads my blog.
So if you'd like the practically perfect in every way (in a Mary Poppins style) Grey or Lilac just leave me a comment on this post before the end of the day on Thursday 15th Dec telling me which one you'd like. I'll pick recipients at random.
I can only post to the UK this time (sorry world wide folks) and will do my best to get them posted in time for Christmas.

Monday, December 05, 2011

Winter Wedding

My bestest friend got married on Friday. It was a lovely day, lovely venue, great food and great people. I wish I had been feeling a little bit better though - I spent the whole day coughing and blowing my nose. Still,  I am feeling much better than I was this time last week so I'm thankful for this.
As part of my friends wedding gift I made the happy couple a little personal gift as a reminder of the day, in the colours of the bridesmaids dresses, which were a combination of mustard, teal and grey: