Friday, 16 October 2009

Friday, 25 September 2009

My bag!

In French, there is a saying to say that shoemakers always wear the worst shoes!
I am a bag maker and the other day I looked in disgust at my bag!
A black canvas shoulder bag! And inside.... There were lego bricks in an assortment of bright colours, a dinausor, a barbie shoe(pink of course!), a half eaten banana (not mine!), dirty tissues, biscuit crumbs, dozens of receipts and car park tickets, loose change (that was the good news!) and the list could go on!
So I have decided to put a stop to this!
Yes I am a mum, but I am not going down this road of mumsy handbags!!! No way!
So I have made myself a handbag, from my new collection and it is going to stay clean and organised!

It's all mine! It's got circles! And it's a no dinausor/lego/biscuits/bananas/barbie zone!

Thursday, 24 September 2009

Addicted to circles!

You see.. 2 posts in 1 day! I am getting much better at this.
But Help! I think I am suffering from a serious case of circle addiction!
I was already addicted to fabric, to hats, to beautiful handbags and of course chocolate!
About 3 years ago I made a sensational recovery from stripes! No really I did!
Well now it seems I am crazy about circles! It sneaked in on me very quietly!
First I was attracted to beautiful round shapes, sensual and tactile.
Then I kept making organic cell -like shapes on my felt. Now it is just full blown circles! Small ones, big ones, in a row or all messed up, it doesn't matter!
That's all I seem to see! Circles evrywhere.... I love them! And there is no stopping me!
So this past week, this is what I have been making:

Don't you love them? I feel like I actually want to eat them!

What do you think?

Well I should explain that I do not make circles just for the sake of it! These little cuties are going to become...

My favourite bag! In all different colours!
Pictures to follow very soon!

Very good resolutions!

ok, so I really haven't been very good at this blog writing! It is all about to change!
My excuses? Mmm! Coming back from France, the kids starting school all at different times, and finishing at different times! Adopting 2 tiny super cute 4 week old kittens who have to be bottle-fed every 4 hours! Catching some nasty gastric flu! The whole family of course! So you see I do have excuses! And of course my usual load of orders to dispatch! It has all been very hectic really and I think I probably needed to be ill in order to slow down a bit!
So from next week, it is all going to go very smoothly! No really it is!
I feel really inspired!
The children will all be at school at regular times! We are all going to stay healthy and I will have more time to spend on my work! This is what I need! My head is bursting with new ideas and I need time to put them into practice!
Monday 28th September is a new beginning!

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Back to work!

I have just come back from France where temperatures were crasily hot! How nice to be back in England!
Well, let's be honnest, I do miss the sunshine a little bit...
I am so glad to be back in my studio though! So much to do!
A few orders to dispatch, new designs to try out and lots of felting ahead!
I am currently trying to get my etsy shop up and running because I haven't put anything in it yet!
And I am very excited about launching my page on! So watch this space! More details to follow.
I love these virtual shops! I quite like shopping online too... Mmmm, a bit dangerous for the credit card!
I think I am actually becoming a bit addicted to shopping online! So much easier with 3 kids though! So if you know some good cyber shops, let me know.
Ok I should get back to my work now. I will post some photos in the next couple of days.
Bye for now.

Tuesday, 28 July 2009


I have been thinking of blogging for some time now but I just never found the time!
This is it now. I have opened an account, I have named my blog. My own little piece of cyber space to publish my thoughts, my adventures, snapshots of my life. Pretty scary huh?
I have been staring at the empty page for a while now (with a coffee and some biscuits!), wondering what to write about. How do you start a blog?
Don't know! So this is me, alone in front of my screen. I reckon I could get really addicted to this! It's a bit like writing a diary I suppose, but a lot more exciting because I can read your comments!

You might be wondering about my title for this blog... Have I found the recipe for happiness?
Not really, well maybe...
I spend my time running, trying to fit everything in my "oh so short days". I am always thinking of the next thing, wondering how other people do it. With a lot of support from Mike, I look after our house, our 3 young children , my business, I teach and I also run a bilingual French school with 2 wonderful friends. When there is a little time (?) I like to catch up with my friends and have a glass of wine.
So you see it is all too easy to get lost in all this and to forget how lucky I am really! I am in a happy relationship, I have the most gorgeous, clever and lovely children (no really I do!), wonderful friends and family and I am fortunate enough to do what I love for a living.
So I have decided that this blog will be just that! The place to take time to reflect and appreciate what I have, to be grateful and to share. It is all too easy to forget and to take things for granted. Well not anymore!
So there you have it: YES I am HAPPY! Well most days anyway!
And I have just written my first post!
Shall I click on the "publish" button?