Well, there’s no doubt that Winter is on it’s way today. As with most of the UK, we have woken to dark, wet, cold weather, not quite as cold as I’d expected after seeing all the weather forecasts, but enough to remind me that gloves and scarves will soon be needed. I’m still enjoying the Autumn colours. I’m a bit cross with myself for my lack of walking, I feel like the majority of my view of Autumn is from the window in the studio and on school run. The boys are on half term next week and I’m really hoping to get them out and about for some wood walks, regardless of the weather.
This post is a bit of this and a bit of that. First a little round-up of a few ‘new’ shop things. I’d hoped to do a clever photo mosaic but ran out of energy to work out the best way to achieve this, so I’ve resorted to just uploading small images. I have no idea if this has worked, so apologies if it all looks a bit messy on your screen.
I like how the early designs look together, I’m pleased with the continuity of design and colour, I’m really getting into this ‘seasonal collections’ thing.
A while back I tried to take a photo, using some of the new pieces. As with last time, it was a case of grabbing things that were laying around my work space, can you spot the tweed bag handles?
I struggled with the light. I do own one decent ‘studio’ lamp (which is clipped to the shelf above my desk, with a daylight bulb so I can see what I’m doing on dull days like today), but I would love to invest in some more, so I could take wonderful photos with minimal shadow…..now wouldn’t that be nice!
Another thing I wanted to share are the new packaging labels I worked on some weeks back. I haven’t actually finished them, I’d planned to add some shades of green or ‘texture’ but I so wanted to start using them when I was sending out acorn brooches, I impatiently printed some off and I fear now, I’m unlikely to work on them any more. They do need to be mostly white, so as to not use up too much printer ink.
I’ve been sending out quite a few orders, including lots of cats and bunnies. I’m both sad and happy to see them go, I don’t intend to make more, but when I see them laid out I remember how much I like them, it’s the right thing to move onto new designs though.
I’m now shifting onto a new colour palette for my work, lots of reds, blacks, creams and golds. These feel a lot more wintery, I know we’re only just starting the season, but I’m still trying to stay a few steps ahead. On which note, I ought to get on. I’m a bit behind in replying to comments – sorry! – oh and I wondered, as I’m on wordpress, when I reply to a comment from all you lovely ‘blogger’ readers, do you get an email saying I’ve replied or do you have to log back into the post to see my comments? I just wondered, as I’m not sure how it works. Thanks 🙂