Spring is in the air…

It’s been a busy few months in the studio and it’s been a long time since my last news update, so I thought I’d fill you in on what’s been going on so far in 2014…

After a busy and productive year and with the build up to Christmas finally over, I took some much needed time off in January and went in search of some winter sun in Sri Lanka with H. We had such a fantastic time and felt very lucky to have seen so much. With an action packed 3 weeks we managed to fit quite a lot in – plenty of hiking and walking, lots of temple visits, a walk around the tea plantations, turtle watching on the beach at midnight, a safari in a national park and a whale watching boat trip (sadly didn’t see any whales, but lots of dolphins) to name but a few! All finished off with a bit of time relaxing on the beach. It’s an amazing place to visit, with lots to see and do, the people are very friendly and the food is amazing – I highly recommend it if you ever get the opportunity to go. I got a little snap happy and took over 2000 photos, so I won’t show you all of them!! But here are just a few pictures from our wonderful trip…

Since returning from holiday, I’ve been playing catch up with work throughout February and now find myself in the middle of March, wondering where the time has gone. It just seems to be flying by! Spring is well and truly here; the daffodils are out in full force and even the sun has made some very welcome appearances, bringing with it that happy sunshine buzz and plenty of smiles.

Hello Spring Daffodils

With the change in seasons comes a change in the studio…a thorough spring clean has seen me move into my new, bigger, better, more organised and tidier studio. I’ve not moved far – just into the next room! After 18 months of working in the smallest room in the house, with ever increasing quantities of boxes, folders, swatches, books, stock, etc., I now have a beautiful new space to work in, with plenty of storage and shelves to hide it all away in (courtesy of my long suffering partner, Henry – thank you for your patience, perseverance and exceptional DIY skills!) I’m very pleased with the results and now have space to actually move around, hurray!

New studio space 1 New studio space 2

On top of all that, I’ve also managed to find time to work on some new designs, including a brand new wedding collection, which will be available to order online very soon. In the meantime, here’s a little sneak peek…

New collection

 Happy Spring everyone!