Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Creating...



There's a lot of joy in creating.
The whole process of taking something and making it into something that you love is incredibly satisfying.
So being able to share it with others and turn it into your own little business is amazing!
I have always loved painting but am fairly new to painting on china. I started a few months ago as I loved the idea of being able to re-work lovely vintage pieces. I love beautiful china (just like my mum!) and have collected a lot since I got my own home. I love seeing pretty new pieces and finding inspiration everywhere I go. Since my sister bought me my first DSLR last summer, I'm usually found with my camera capturing the beautiful sights around our home.

Obviously I paint because I enjoy it, but when others enjoy my work it's great!
Recently I was honoured to be featured on a gorgeous blog "Tea in your twenties" by the lovely Stephanie, who purchased a teacup from my etsy shop for her friends birthday.
I am so glad she was happy with her "Gin" cup and my little teacup has found a lovely new home!
Stephanie was an absolute pleasure to deal with and I was so thrilled to be asked to feature on her blog.
It really is such a joy when people like your work, because each piece you send out really has a little bit of your heart and soul in!
Showing others your creative side means opening yourself up to criticism and rejection, but at the same time to a whole world of possibilities. And when you get such a lovely response it makes it very worthwhile.

Make yourself a nice cup of tea and pop over to Stephanie's blog...

Sally x





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Monday, 26 May 2014

Quiet time



Some days it can be rather difficult to be creative.
And having a little person around you makes productive days few and far between.
It's hard to juggle such an important job with so many other tasks and still find time to find that quiet space where you can let yourself relax, and your mind wander.
I suppose becoming a mum has made me appreciate these times more than I ever would have.
It feels like a Blessing, and I'm sure it is, to be able to see the beauty in small things
and appreciate the most simple.

x


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Sunday, 25 May 2014

May {A crafty week in photos}






 
Its been a busy week for me...!
The shop has had its first orders and I have been busy painting pretty new pieces as well as designing new business cards.
We've also managed to squeeze in a little holiday- just up to the dales for a few days- but it was lovely to just have time together and nothing else to worry about...
I think working at home can sometimes be more stressful as your work is always with you, and you feel the need to give it any free time you have! Although I don't think that's a bad thing, it can get tiring...and with social media, you're always available so it's great once in a while to escape.
We had lovely time adventuring, seeing beautiful villages, looking over the dales, sitting by the river and, or course, drinking tea. Chasing our little one gave us just enough to do and he loved being outside until it got dark and skimming stones with his daddy!
I'm back at my desk (or dining room table, at the moment!) this week, painting away while the little one naps... x

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Saturday, 24 May 2014

Hello

Well my small shop finally opened on the first of May..
Although I realise this isn't a big deal online and it is so easy to open an Etsy store, to me it was. I have wanted to have my own crafty business for a long time.
A few years ago I baked from home, and set myself up taking orders. For a while was the in house cupcake baker at a cafe. 
I loved the freedom of working for yourself and the creative freedom it allowed. I still love baking cakes, although since we've had Tibs I spend more time eating them... Baking is a time consuming and delicate business, and I found that I just couldn't work it around being a mum. Especially when baking for someones special day conflicts with a poorly baby who just wants you to be his cuddly cushion for the day...
Now I'm getting the hang of being a mum, finding time to paint has been such a joy. I love being able to create things that I love, that I want to see or would display in my own home (and most of it is). There's no deadlines and I can create while drinking tea in my pj's.
Lovely... x




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