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art and design, crafter, creativity, design, fairs and markets, motivation, multitasking, small business, textile design, Uncategorized, working from home

Being hugged back by your town

So I managed to get through two fairs in a row, Mclean Day, and ViVa Vienna! (yes it is meant to be written that way). To summarize briefly, Mclean day was cold, soggy, and just okay as far as experiences go, and ViVa Vienna was……….AWESOME! I love having a booth at ViVa Vienna. I live …

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

A Big Cheer for Small Businesses

This post is dedicated to all you individuals slavishly hand writing prices on stickers, and loading cars with grid walls and EZ Up tents, or whatever it is you do to keep the dream alive. I’m here for you.   The great rush is on to get things ready for the Spring fairs, and things …

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 …

art and design, book art, crafter, creativity, design, education, motivation, multitasking, operate by interruption, parenting, planning, small business, textile design, Uncategorized, work ethic, working from home

The School Bus or the Monkey?

My son left for preschool this morning clutching two model school buses and a stuffed monkey. We asked him to leave two toys behind and choose just one to take with him in the car, but he would not do this, because he loves them all equally. Never mind the fact that he could not …

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 …