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owl friend

on my work table : little owl pattern

I’m working on my next sewing pattern – little owl friends. I’ve tightened up the pattern and I’m making the file tonight so I can shoot steps over the weekend.  The little owls make great ship captains ( I’m building this guy a ship tomorrow) and I’m also including other sizes – so you can […]

on January 28, 2015 19
flamingo cake topper

my big creative year : percolating ideas and MacGyver

I’ve been thinking about some of the painful parts, the really not fun moments, that are part of creative work. The fear and panic I feel when inspiration or solutions aren’t appearing and a deadline is looming. I felt a lot of this during my fox project. The schedule was ambitious – they had to […]

on January 26, 2015 7
the fox's wedding

a story of foxes

I spent the better part of the autumn working on something special with Fortuny to help introduce its first new fabric collection in more than two years. The collection plays with the idea of what is seen and unseen and draws inspiration from Japanese folklore of “The Fox’s Wedding”. The legend is that foxes marry in […]

on January 21, 2015 35
the swamp

my big creative year : overcoming obstacles

I’m great at getting in my own way, overthinking things, feeling overwhelmed and procrastinating. In the week since the first post in My Big Creative Year series I’ve heard from lots of people who struggle with the same things I do and have similar aspirations: to be more deeply creative and productive, to get ideas […]

on January 19, 2015 26
victoria magazine

victoria magazine

Every year Victoria Magazine chooses a small group of women entrepreneurs  to acknowledge in it’s January/February issue. I always look forward to it and I was surprised and flattered when they asked to include me this year.  That’s me – top row, second from the left! You can find the magazine on news stands and bookstores etc. […]

on January 14, 2015 7
fortuny shadows

my big creative year

Shadows of  things to come……… A big creative year. That’s my wish and intention for myself for 2015. I’m committing to take action on ideas I’ve been sitting on, to look harder and deeper for inspiration and to make more time to explore my curiosity. Curiosity has always been my driving force and trusted compass. […]

on January 12, 2015 26
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