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crafter, small business

Five Easy Ways to Help Friends Who Own Small Businesses

The Holiday season is here, and I have been feeling really low. Usually around this time of year, I am rushed off my feet with work. All those Holiday shows and markets are hard work, but I tend to sell really well in person. When I sell well at a market, or someone compliments my …

design, small business

Meet CHEMlab – Creative Chemistry during Covid

I have been searching for a creative soulmate for a VERY long time. Back in the 90’s, while at art school, I would read articles in Vogue about design duos who met at college and continued to work together after graduation. Yes please! Where was my kindred designer? We could be the next Clements Ribeiro …

printmaking, small business

Glass Half Full – Recognizing Opportunities during Tough Times

My oh my, it has been a long time since we (or I) last talked, hasn’t it? I cannot lie. I have been using social distancing as an excuse to hide out a little. This year has been rough and, natural introvert that I am, I have been finding my own company very soothing. I …

small business, Years review

The 2019 List – Finally

Yes, yes I know. This is ever so slightly late in the scheme of things, but here we go. Here is a list of the biggest and best things that happened to Noctiluna in 2019. Biggest gift Are you kidding? It is obvious what this one is. After years of dreaming, salivating over Pinterest pins …

small business, Years review

Sliding into the Holidays

Much time has passed since my last offering here. I apologise for the long break, but it was time well spent, trust me. As I am writing this just before I leave for the airport to spend the Holidays in England, I need to be quite quick about it – so a list should do …

motivation, small business

Super Busy, Extra Thankful

It has been a volatile month or so here at Noctiluna HQ (also known as the studio above my garage). In late October/ early November, feeling ragged and uninspired, I gave myself a two week break from printing. I spent this time locked my studio exploring my painterly side and listening to audiobooks while muttering …

design, interiors, small business

Wanna See My New Studio?

Do you? Do you, do you, do you? It really does not matter if your answer to the above question is ‘no’. I am absolutely and totally in love with my new workspace and am going to share it with you anyway. A little backstory first… For ten years I have worked from home, screen …

baby fashion, small business

Cuteness Overload – The Perks of Designing Babywear

I opt to screen print onesies for babies because I love babies. I love them with the same intensity that I love chocolate easter eggs. They make me so happy when they are around, and I yearn for them when they are gone. My own babies have grown up into standard child size, and find …

art and design, small business, working from home

A Review of My Year So Far

This is a year of firsts. It is my first time as an Artist in Residence at a school. I am building my first studio ever. This is the first season that I am focusing on making products for shops, and my first year of really being at peace with working from home. The Residency …

craft shows, small business

Is It The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year?

The holiday season is upon us, and crafters everywhere are investing heavily in multipacks of Hothands, wearing their wooliest hand knitted socks, and braving the extreme cold to bring their beautiful wares to you. This is all for you! But what does this time of year feel like for crafters? Well, I can’t speak for …

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