I'm great with deadlines - I work better that way. When I know that a fair or an event is approaching, I make a list of the designs that need creating and I craft and sew right up until the last minute. I get such a buzz out of going full steam ahead, determined to meet that deadline. With The Holly Trail just days away, I can happily say that I am ready! I work my regular job on a Monday and Tuesday so I knew that everything had to be done and dusted by the end of today (Sunday), and I'm there! The Holly Trail is a three day event in the beautiful Hawkes Bay. It will be the longest amount of time that Mr TS and I have been away from each other since we moved to NZ and that, I can honestly say, neither of us are looking forward to.
This week has been super busy which is why, for a second week in a row, I haven't had chance to email personal thank yous to those of you who left comments. So thank you, again. You're all smashing!
image: giant pin cushions
image: literary flat card, envelope and 1940's true love story
image: hand stitched hearts
image: lavender filling
Today I closed the website. I need to give it a bit of a Spring clean. I'll open it up again on 19th November with new designs and a page about the studio which now has a ceiling! So exciting! The new page will give NZ readers information about when it will open to the public.
So pleased that everything is ready for the fair. It means that I've got a bit of time to work on embellishing a vintage cardigan that I picked up from the op shop earlier on in the week.
image: hand embroidery, suffolk puffs on a vintage sweater
So, I'll leave you now but all being well will be back in a week with photos of The Holly Trail.
Until next time...