A new baby and a new house.
This is Martha, she was born on Friday the 13th of December. I’m not sure why I always mention that it was Friday the 13th and not just casually say that she was born on the 13th. But she was born with her bag still over her head which I’m told is lucky so I guess they should cancel each other out.
She’s lovely and so far a little easier than Bruno was at this age, or is that just me? or was I was expecting the worst? or is it because she has to be a little bit more patient? I’m not sure yet, but I’m quite relieved.
Two weeks before Martha was born we moved out of our Flat in the West End of Glasgow to a house in the sea side town of Helensburgh. Which is also a pretty massive change, its great here but I think I’m going to miss the west end, not all the stairs up to the flat but defiantly the convince, the buzz and the huge amount of things to do right on our doorstep.
But I’m looking forward to sharing it all here. Hopefully we’ll slowly (probably very slowly, we’re still surrounded by boxes) drag this house out of the 70s and make it our home. Explore our new surroundings, do some gardening for the first time, get to know our little girl and carry on building up Showpony as a business.
By the way, Martha’s excellent vest is from Lovely jojo’s a gift from Rachael at Hannah Zakari
I just wanted to pop over and let you know that I have listed a new range of bags in my shop. They are a limited edition range of clutches with or without straps using up some of the printed fabric I already had in the studio. There are only a couple of each design so don’t hang about if there is one you’d like. I’d love to see these go off to new homes.
A pattern based on the flowers on my Mother’s day card
I have decided to start a series of free printable greeting cards. The plan is to make a new one each month which will be available for download from the 1st of the month. How does that sound? A no strings freebie every month!
As this is the 1st of March and its Mothers Day on the 10th I thought I’d make the first card for yer lovely mammy. (Non UK people, don’t panic, Mother’s Day is on different days all over the world USA people I think yours is in May sometime.)
So here you go: for instructions click here
If you want to print it onto A4 card click here
If you have printable card blanks click here
These are pdf files if you don’t have pdf reader you can download that for free here
And don’t worry if she finds out you didn’t actually buy a card, just put the money you saved towards a lovely big bottle of Gin for her, Mum’s love that stuff! Or at least this one does. A nice card and a big bottle of Gin says Mother’s Day like nothing else!
How exciting is this?? My patterns availabe as iPhone cases, cushions, laptop covers, art prints and greeting cards! Only a couple of designs so far but there will be more to come. See them here.
In other hugely exciting news, this blog and a selection of my patterns were featured on my all time favourite pattern blog Print and Pattern. So hi to you if you’ve found my little blog from there. I will be posting more patterns very soon.
I’m a wee bit sad my month of daily patterns has come to an end but I’m in no hurry to try and carry on. Its been really good fun and a great exercise for me in making myself create something every day. But my inner perfectionist is getting the better of me and I really want to go back and get the patterns finished up to just how I want them (rather than being a wee bit hurried). I’m also keen to do something with some of my favourites. So anyway, here’s the mushrooms, with added fungi and a slightly different configuration and a bit of a colour change. I’d love to know what you think. Do you prefer the top image or the bottom one?