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5 Good Things to Love

‘Macarons, trampoline, notebooks, unicorn, dancing, bike, box’ The above is a ‘list of good things‘ I found in my work room this morning. It was written by my daughter when she was about six years old, her likes have not changed much over the past two years. In fact, I like all the things on …

BLOGGING, BUSINESS SKILLS, family, kids, motivation, parenting, small business, spontaneity, Travel, Uncategorized, work ethic, working from home

Post-Disney State of Mind

“It was a cold and wet December day, when I touched the ground at JFK…” I know how you felt, Bono, I know how you felt. We (me, my husband, and the kids) have been in Disney World (and Universal Studios) for the last six days. It was golden, t-shirt weather. When we got off …

balance, BLOGGING, crafter, creativity, design, education, family, inspiration, kids, letting go, mantra, motivation, multitasking, resolutions, schedule, small business, spontaneity, Uncategorized, work ethic, working from home

Half baked – part one

I have approximately 20 minutes to write this blog post before I have to pick up my four year old from preschool, so the spelling, and the grammar, and perhaps even the meaning of this post may be muddled. Well, maybe not the spelling – I am a star speller, always have been, it’s my …

art and design, balance, BLOGGING, crafter, creativity, design, education, fairs and markets, inspiration, motivation, multitasking, planning, schedule, small business, Uncategorized, work ethic, working from home

A Blog About Not Blogging

It has been a looooooong time since I last blogged. Blogging is like exercising, once you get out of a pattern it is really difficult to get back into it. Somehow,┬ásomething always comes up that needs to get done first. Laundry, errands, phone calls, the third season of Lillehammer on Netflix…hmm. I read somewhere that, …

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 ┬áthe buttery chaos that is my …

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 …

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 …