Deadline Dilemmas

Publishing deadlines are looming over my head as magazine production turns its focus on preparations for their Christmas issues. My Christmas designs are now due. I’m busily putting my schedule in order by prioritising each project by its cut off date. And one by one each project will go through the same process; After finalising […]

Button Disaster!

Remember the wooden flower shaped buttons I showed you last year?  I had only just purchased them and was so excited and eager to start on a new design I had in mind. I wanted to combine them with an idea I had for a cross stitch pattern. Well, these brightly coloured pink and deep […]

Stash Buster

At the start of every year I give my studio a good clean up. From emptying and refilling shelves and cupboards, washing windows and furnishings and finally giving my painting space (yep…walls included) a good scrub. A clean space enables me to have my supplies properly organised, accessible and easy to put away once I’ve […]

A Short Getaway

Our destination…Sorrento! A beautiful beachside suburb located on Port Phillip Bay, Victoria, Australia. We packed our bags, left our home, travelled 50 miles and checked into a hotel .We became local tourists for a few days, just to get away from our usual hectic work life. Our accommodation was just a short walk from the […]

Welcome 2017!

Happy New Year dear friends! Have you made your New Year resolutions yet? So, how is it going?  Is it all going to plan? Seriously now, I don’t make resolutions (or maybe I’m just afraid of the word), I’d rather refer to them as plans or goals. To me, making a resolution seems like I’m […]

Wishing You a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Well, it’s that time of year again, Christmas is almost here and a new year is approaching. 2016 has led me on an incredible journey…my first year of blogging.  If I knew how much pleasure sharing my creative endeavours would bring, I would have joined in years ago. I have enjoyed your stories and special […]