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2013 To-do list

I have a feeling that this post may end up being extreeeemely boring to anyone who isn’t me. But I’m going to write it anyway, as a sort of self help exercise. So there. I have been thinking and thinking about what I want to get accomplished in 2013, and the thoughts are so manifold, …

art and design, crafter, design, illustration and books, inspiration, parenting, planning, small business, textile design, Uncategorized, working from home

Happy New Yarn/ Letting go

Well I had really hoped to send out a blog on New Year’s day. You know the kind: full to the brim with good intentions, motivational, packed with resolutions, and maybe with a snappy pep talk included for the year ahead. It never happened. Why? Well, New Year’s day turned out to be a little …

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‘Little Spotty Jug’ or ‘Happy Holidays’

  This is me signing off until after Christmas.┬áJust wanted to wish any readers out there a very happy holiday season. The picture above is of a very lovely little, spotty jug that was given to me at my last holiday fair. I struck up a friendship with a potter, who had the booth behind …

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Coloring in the gaps

Okay, okay, I admit it. I have been coloring in my six year old’s coloring book. I couldn’t help it. The unfilled outlines just looked too inviting. I was clearing them away, and then they started whispering to me “you need a break, why don’t you sit down and fill us in? Use those new …

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The Ring

With the markets out of the way, it is time for me to buckle down and finish all those commissions before the year ends. I don’t know if you have heard, but I do have an Etsy page (that’s the shameless self promotion out of the way!). Recently I got my first (and only) commission …