So, what has been happening up here in the Highlands? The 'Grand Opening' went well, so well in fact that I had little stock left for the fair I attented a week later but after many late nights and early mornings, I managed to create just enough. Phew, it was a close thing I can tell you! Robins and plum puddings have sold out over and over again, as per usual, and the order book which has been open for a while now is filling up rapidly. Almost ran out of Shetland wool but Laura came to my rescue.
Annie Sloan paint has been flying off the shelves. It's lovely to see what other people have painted, to find out what colours are popular here and to hear how much folk are enjoying using the paint. I have been busy using it myself and just love it's flexibility and the fact you can create your own colours by mixing the paint. You can even make coloured wax. Brilliant!
I had fun yesterday with Beano comics. Fergus managed reluctantly to part with his most dog-eared two and I immediately got to work and six hours later finished covering a vintage child's chair. Labour of love but I did giggle a lot and had forgotten just how much I enjoyed reading it!
I love having a dedicated studio space and having removed all my 'stuff ' from the house, we now have some empty cupboards, which I am certain won't stay like that for long. The studio, however, is full to bursting and I may have to increase work space and reduce the shop area. I can't believe how much creative baggage I carried around!
What does this week hold? I will be making some robins and plum puddings of course but have printed some antique cotton sheet from which I am making Scandinavian inspired Christmas tree decorations, which hopefully will turn out as I envisaged. Doesn't always work out that way though, does it? Happy creating everyone.
Lots of love,