Store Snaps - Ikea christmas !

 Ikea Christmas Tins!

 Christmas print Sloe bottles in Ikea !

 I bought 2m of this to make into stockings for my boys! Lovely £4.99 per m.

 I thought these looked like snowflakes!

Love these Gingerbread Ikea Food cookies, especially love the print on the box this year!

how do you do it all?

I question myself, everyday If I am giving the things in my life the right amount of time.

Children, my relationship, work, and time to just 'be' are the things that I worry about most.
When I get into bed at night, I always have a zillion things racing through my head, new fabric designs, new ideas for my business, things I wish I'd made time to do. Things I need to do tomorrow.....

 I had a lovely (rare) catch up with my school Art teacher today for coffee, who I hadn't seen for many years, he said that he retired early as there is so much he wants to do in life.

I feel the same way, and I am only starting out!

I think that when your a creative person, you find it especially hard to 'switch off', or am I the only one who feels this way?

That said, we've made a new workspace this afternoon in our bedroom so that I can work late at night and still be near enough to quickly get to our son at night.

So please, tell me, how do you manage to get everything done?

Just to be able to write this, Little Mr had to be right next to me, not that I mind. I like nothing more.

a wing on a flea by Ed Emberely

Ed Emberely Little Drawing Book of Birds

This is a little book by Ed Emberely about how to draw birds in simple shapes. It's a first edition and so typical of his style.

Dick Bruna Book ( including Miffy the musical on stage )

My father in law, bought me this book for my Birthday. I didn't know that Miffy had been made into a musical. How exciting! I'd love to have seen that show!

It is the same size a Miffy format, but very thick, it tells Dick's life story, from when he was a young boy, and how he met his Wife ( my favourite part) .

It includes lots of Dick's illustrations 'outside' of Miffy, advertising etc.

It is a truly brilliant read, I am 1/3 of the way through.