Everyone seems to be gearing up for Christmas. I do like the festive season. Last year, we had a lovely Christmas. It was the first year that Jill had become aware of it (presents galore!) and for Ben and I it was lovely watching her unwrap her presents and listening to her little squeals of delight even at the simplest and cheapest of presents. I carved and printed some stars a few weeks ago. At first I was too ashamed of showing them to anyone but the more I look at them, the more I think they're no TOO bad after all - although by no means perfect stars! And no, that isn't Holly, I know. I found it lying in our garden, and I thought, why not! (Better than my idea of stealing Holly from the park! :P ) Update: I got lots of positive comments about my stars so they are now available in my Etsy shop!
This year, I was just thinking how sad it is, whenever Christmas and New Year is over and Ben goes back to work after being at home with us and suddenly it's all quiet and life goes back to normal. Out of the blue, I receive an email.... asking me if I'd like to exhibit at Top Drawer - Spotted in London! I've been contemplating going to Top Drawer but it costs quite a bit and I wasn't sure I was ready. However, this opportunity was something that I couldn't pass on! Even if it means carrying all my stuff on the train to London. I'm so excited to be one of 12 designers to be picked by Charlotte! Never in my wildest dreams!! Now I am just hoping it'll all go well!! Eeeeekkk!! So exciting!!!