Belatedly turning over the page of my calendar today, I could scarcely believe we're into the last month of the year. My how time does fly!
Since my last post I've had a visit from a friend - a lovely relaxed couple of days featuring baking apple pie, strolling through town, having a cream tea and watching a dvd. A lot of places in the UK seem to be getting snow, but Falmouth is its usual self:
I've also been busying myself with custom orders. Custom orders are great - a perfect opportunity to stretch your creative muscles and do something new that you might not otherwise have thought of. Would I have thought of making a mobile with a space rocket that looked like a bumblebee? No! But I had a suggestion from a customer and rolled with it - I'm quite pleased with the result.
Now that I've got more time for making things on my 'to do' list, I must confess to being a little overwhelmed. Last posting days for Christmas are coming up - next Wednesday (the 10th) is my cut-off for North America and the 12th is the deadline for Europe. I'm going up north to be with my family for Christmas on the 18th, taking UK orders up until the afternoon of the 17th.
So, if I'm going to make all the things on my list in time for my customers to buy for Christmas, I need to get going. In the next couple of days I'm working on some more cushion (pillow) covers, more coin purses and developing designs for some more moleskine covers.
The moleskine notebooks are going to be the smaller version of the moleskine cahiers, rather than the large size that I used last. If you can't quite make out my scribbly drawing you can click on it for a larger image - as you see, I have three ideas in mind at the moment - one similar to my original moleskine cover design (but I am going to make some small changes), my sleepy bunny cropping up again on a 'dreams' notebook (I thought it'd be good as a 'dream diary') and what do you know, yet another sighting of EL BANDIDO! The perfect book for planning your next dastardly scheme. ;-)
I've already started on some sleepy bunny cushion covers and will try and get those into the shop early next week. I'm not certain the notebooks will be ready in time for last posting day for North America, sorry guys - but certainly I should have some for folks to spend their Christmas money on.