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2013, balance, crafter, creativity, design, fairs and markets, holiday fairs, inspiration, multitasking, parenting, small business, textile design, Uncategorized, work ethic, working from home

Sewing Machines, Sparkly Bibs, and a New Fair

Oh dear, my blog has fallen onto hard times. Sorry for the long silence…again. I have been quietly industrious for the past few months. Most of it has been child related; some, I’m happy to note, Noctiluna related. I’m slowly starting to carve a routine of sorts out of  the buttery chaos that is my …

Preschool Genius;
2013, art and design, education, family, montessori, multitasking, parenting, small business, work ethic, working from home

Preschool Genius

“Children are human beings to whom respect is due, superior to us by reason of their innocence and of the greater possibilities of their future.” – Maria Montessori Over the past few weeks I have been running summer camps for 1st and 2nd graders; I love working with these children, and they constantly surprise and …

2013, art and design, crafter, creativity, design, education, fairs and markets, family, inspiration, motivation, multitasking, parenting, planning, schedule, small business, spontaneity, Travel, work ethic, working from home

… and the moral is…..breathe.

Boy has it been a busy few months. I have a persistent daydream that consists of me lying on a sofa watching the Godfather trilogy with a block of chocolate next to me. Maybe one day… Last month I bit off more than I could chew, and it is only now that I am beginning …

2013, art and design, book art, coloring books, crafter, creativity, design, education, family, illustration and books, inspiration, kids, multitasking, operate by interruption, parenting, planning, small business, spontaneity, Uncategorized, work ethic, working from home

Never Run in Flip Flops

This is a blog post that I wrote last week, and never got to send off, but it seemed a shame to leave it sitting in a folder – so here you are… “Never run in flip flops!” I have been known to say to my kids. It is common parenting wisdom that running in …

2013, art and design, crafter, creativity, design, education, family, inspiration, kids, letting go, motivation, multitasking, obstacles, operate by interruption, parenting, planning, schedule, small business, spontaneity, textile design, Uncategorized, work ethic, working from home

My New Workmate

You might have noticed that I have not been blogging much lately, (I’m not sure whom I’m referring to when I write ‘you’ – in all probability, my regular followers have dropped like flies by now!). Anyway, my circumstances have changed a bit recently. I now have an almost-three-year old sharing my workspace with me all …

2013, art and design, British Indian, crafter, creativity, design, family, inspiration, kids, lists, motivation, multitasking, obstacles, operate by interruption, parenting, planning, schedule, small business, textile design, Uncategorized, work ethic, working from home

Toast, Monkeys and Neon Shirts

It has been a week for toasting monkeys (see the definition for ‘monkey-toasting’ here). In between all the chores, administrative work, and carting kids around to various appointments, I did actually manage to get a large chunk of printing done (giving myself a virtual pat on the back as I type this). I have started …

2013, art and design, book art, crafter, creativity, design, education, family, illustration and books, inspiration, kids, multitasking, obstacles, operate by interruption, parenting, planning, schedule, small business, spontaneity, Uncategorized, work ethic, working from home

The End of My Blue-Period

I’m back on the proverbial wagon. “When did you fall off?” I hear you say. “Wow, I didn’t know you had a drink problem.”  I hear you think. No, no, no. I do not have a drink problem (unless it is tea we are talking about here). I mean the productivity wagon. For approximately four, …

2013, art and design, crafter, creativity, design, education, family, inspiration, kids, motivation, small business, working from home

Summer Camp Love Story

I’m going to run a summer camp this year. Scratch that, I’m going to run TWO summer camps this year. The responses to this statement have ranged from the anxious “won’t that be a bit messy?’ to the slightly surreal “do you have enough tents?” to the cryptic “what about bears?” First of all, to all …

Following Up On Promises To Myself;
2013, art and design, crafter, creativity, design, illustration and books, inspiration, lists, planning, resolutions, schedule, small business, spontaneity, textile design, work ethic, working from home

Following Up On Promises To Myself

News flash!!! I finally sent my manuscript off to a publisher!! I like to think of my manuscript as a precious Faberge egg. I have been sitting on the egg  for a while now, too terrified to send it off, editing and re-editing it, looking at it lovingly, and making up all sorts of reasons …