Monday, 11 April 2011

Busy Days and Holidays

You might have noticed I haven't been blogging for a while - time seems to just have disappeared.  I have  been busy in the workshop working on various orders as shops got ready for Mother's Day and Easter.  I also had a lovely holiday at the end of March. 

We spend a couple of days in Edinburgh:

We wandered, drank coffee, had cakes, window shopped.......  I went for a visit to Concrete Wardrobe on Broughton St, one of my stockists, but unfortunately as it was Sunday it was closed.  However, I was delighted to see that they were displaying some of my work in their window:

Then we headed down to St Ives.

I have wanted to visit there for years, and it didn't disappoint.  The town is packed with quaint little lanes stretching up from the harbour....

There were lots and lots of galleries to spend many an hour browsing:

We stayed in a cosy fisherman's cottage in one of the lanes just minutes from the harbour:

While in Cornwall we had to visit the Eden Project:

It was an amazing place and we spent much more time there than we had planned; it was very inspirational as well as being informitive.  I came back with lots of gardening ideas:

But think I might pass on the suggestion of what to do with my old shoes and handbags (not that I have ever had any like these!):

I came back feeling inspired which I think is always a sign of a good holiday, my head is packed with new ideas, I just need that time to do something with them now!

This week I will be making lots of felt covered notebooks including several of these:

Well I suppose I must go - they won't sew themselves.  Have a good week all :-)