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From my kitchen table....

Hi, for the past few weeks I've been very quiet on the blog front.

I've had quite a few orders to make and have been working away, printing, gluing, cutting...
I have been making coasters, placemats and fabric covered cards. I've not quite finished all that I need to do, but a few more evenings should see me at the delivery and posting stage.


 
At times it seems to take me a frustrating amount of time to complete an order, as Jill Butler Design is my part time business and most of my work is done in the evenings and weekends. But time-frustration apart, I have been really enjoying the work...just getting down and making things.

Winter has been taking hold around here in the past couple of weeks and though I have a lovely studio, the temptation of working at my kitchen table has been too strong! After dinner, it is just too hard to leave the warmth and cosiness of my house and go to work in my as yet un-warmed studio. But it is more than that.


 
 
Perhaps I just need to buy a better heater for my studio and do something to stop that draft coming under the door. Hmmm....but there's still something about working at my kitchen table. Do you know what I mean?
regards, Jill


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