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Christmas cards complete....

I've made them, photographed them and they're now for sale in my shop...

Now I'm going to turn my attention to printing some place mats. I have a couple of orders. I meant to get stuck into some printing yesterday (Saturday), but the energy and the will were lacking :)

I had a lovely day off instead. I did some gardening in my vegetable patch and had a lovely visit by friend and her gorgeous baby. We sat in the sun while her baby played on the grass in front of us...and got more and more relaxed. A perfect Saturday really.

My friend also brought around some a pile of books, one of which is 'French Country Living" by Caroline Clifton-Mogg. It's 10 years since it was first published, but really it hasn't dated. I ended up reading it last night and feeling so inspired by the gorgeously subtle color palette used in the homes that were featured.
Love, love, love!
Makes me want to print in soft aquas, blues and earthy pinks...make cushions, print on gorgeous co…

Christmas designs...

I spent this afternoon printing some Christmas designs.  I'll make some cards out of the fabric in the next day or two.  I got a bit of a fright to realize Christmas is only a month a way! I guess you're all waking up to that fact too?


Jill xx

New beginnings...again :)

It's been a while! So hello once again!
I seem to persist in being a very inconsistent blogger :)
Oh well, my other life...the day jobs (where I garden and tutor for a living) took over for a while....

I love gardening and tutoring, but I'm never quite happy living only in that other life of mine, so eventually the studio beckons and the urge to spend more time doing what I do there has been growing stronger.

Being spring, my gardening business has been extremely busy. A little bit of warmth and the weeds seem to start growing about an inch a day, and those 'winter tidy' gardens that I tend start turning into wild chaos very quickly. So for a while gardening has been taking up most of my energy.


But, as I said, after a bit, the studio has been beckoning and in the past week or so I have been feeling more and more inspired to start making again. I haven't achieved very much, but I have doing what seems to be my usual pattern of creative warm up exercises.

I have bee…