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design, screen printing

The SS18 Collection in progress

This week I finally started screen printing for Spring/Summer 2018. I had been itching to start ever since the boxes of shirts started arriving on my doorstep a few weeks ago, but I have been sick and germy. I’ve ordered more shirts and onesies than ever this year; I’m doing more markets than usual, and …

BUSINESS SKILLS, inspiration, wellness

Staying Motivated After Snowzilla

It is tough staying motivated when you work from home. Often schedules get gooey and the line between work and home life is not really a line, more a series of dashes and smudges. Being productive requires a lot of pep talks in front of the mirror, and a decent amount of self control. Sometimes it’s easy …

crafter, creativity, design, family, inspiration, kids, motivation, multitasking, obstacles, parenting, planning, Play, small business, spontaneity, textile design, Uncategorized, work ethic, working from home

Snow, Baked Goods and my Printing Schedule

So, my resolve to blog at least once a week broke, last week. It just broke apart like a large, warm, flaky, soft, buttery croissant does… mmmmmmmmmm…but I digress, let me tell you more about last week. Last Week Last week it got very cold and snowy, and the kids had just one day of school. Then …

crafter, creativity, design, education, inspiration, kids, motivation, multitasking, small business, textile design, working from home

The Lion and the Unicorn

Let me tell you something about myself. Maybe some of you know this already, but part of my mind is permanently stuck at five years old. I vividly remember being this age – like it was yesterday. I remember my emotions and opinions, I remember what mattered to me the most then, and what upset me the …

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, 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, 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 …

crafter, inspiration, small business, textile design, Uncategorized, working from home

Saving the world one shirt at a time!

After my last fair of the year, I decided to take stock of the mess that I had made during my frenzied season of printing, embroidering, ironing and champion- tea drinking. It was pretty considerable, so I decided to get cleaning straight away. Here’s the thing about mammoth cleaning  projects, they tend to start off …

art and design, crafter, inspiration, small business, textile design, Uncategorized, working from home

I Blog, therefore I am?

My blog has lain fallow for a good month or so. When this happens, it means that I have not been on top of things as much as I would like. I work for myself, from home, which means that at any given time I am stirring a big pot of projects, both work and …

art and design, British Indian, crafter, small business, textile design, Uncategorized, working from home

The Learning Curve

“Oh! I love these shirts, they are so vintage looking!! Said the young woman before scooping up a couple and buying them. Vintage looking? I guess she was referring to the low-tech printing process that I employ. Or maybe I really am aesthetically stuck in a different era. You really learn a lot at fairs. …

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