Hurray for us!

These last few years have been a total mess!! We have literally turned our lives upside down in every aspect. For anyone looking in from the outside maybe it’s hard to fathom what we have been through. I’m not going to be the one to tell you because its something that has to be lived to be truley understood. It has been my biggest challenge to date and I am so proud of all of us for getting through it and keeping sane. I have the hugest admiration for Jasmin and Isaac they have handled the move so well and are tackling a new school and language with such confidence. It makes it all worth every struggle to see them chatting happily away in French with new smiles on their faces.

I am now feeling for the first time in I really don’t know how long like we are settled. It’s an amazing feeling and funnily enough one that I have fought off for so long. I think that was probably because I was always in the wrong place. Having got too used to the Brazilian way of getting by, I now find myself craving security and being part of the system! I know! ME! Who knew right? Well that’s the truth and I don’t care who knows it. We are happily settled, I pay rent, bills, insurance (so much insurance!! Couldn’t be more more secure!!) I go to parents meetings, bank meetings, business meetings. Wait, what, really? I can’t quite beleive it either but there it is. My business is registered and now I am officially a person that does shit! Yay hurray for the system!

So that being so there will soon be lots more going on here and in my etsy shop so please stop by soon.

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Bliss Pattern

As we are still renovating the studio which over time has been taken over by termites, spiders, leaks and my husbands obsession with keeping things that might be useful one day. I have spent the last few months sitting at my lightbox desk coming up with several pattern designs. This is the latest one which reflects the indian motif phase I am going through at the moment. I am going to reproduce it using both batik and screen printing methods which I think will be fascinating to see how differently the same template can be produced.
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Nature inspired

I was walking home this morning after dropping the kids off at school, running several ideas through my head for the screens project I am starting, when I thought of letting nature do the hard work. Early morning walks through the jungle are the best way to be inspired (and burn off the one too many pieces of toast and jam I had for breakfast!) So I took some leaves and flowers home with me and came up with this, I think this will fit in nicely in the new project.

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Etsy shop

I have started setting up my Etsy shop please bare with me and forgive the technical hitches. I have finished a series of decorative cushions which are now in the Etsy shop waiting for new homes. Coming soon will be blinds and screens. If you are looking for a personalised product please don’t hesitate to contact me directly or to access the Etsy shop just click the button in the menu bar or in the side bar.

Cushions
Cushions