December starts with purple skies, cold mornings and long nights.
This year Advent Calendar is a bit of a cheat, I didn't have time to find 24 little things to wrap so I made up a story: each night a star brings a tiny present and a little elf will look after it until morning.
That gives me the time to find the things that I want to give to her and the fun to make up stories together about the elf adventures to protect the little presents from the mischievous ninja gerbils!
Each evening I wrap something small and put it near her bedside.
It doesn't have to be anything expensive: little wooden toys bought at the market, stamps for her collection, wooden dice, washi tape, a colour wheel to understand the chemistry of colour mixing, a pencil, a little notebook and so. The choice is endless, it's all about the magic of the stories.
This is it, done! the shop is updated To make sure all is made in time, Sorry, I can only accept orders for the mouse house set in a box, the mini Xmas set and all custom orders until the 2nd of December. Thank you!
At times I reach a point where too many things come at me at once. Then is when I stop and start to prioritize, I don't "panic", I say no to certain things, yes to others. Decisions need to be taken carefully, thought over and then worked out. There will be few changes in the next year...anyway, I'm diverging from what this post was supposed to be: shop update------->tomorrow ...finally!
*with some vintage, hot-pads and the mouse house set in a box*
The Xmas set is available in the web-shop. The box set can be pre-ordered, just send me a message , or it will be available in the shop next week. + Today it was sunny and I took some pictures. There's one here too. + Yule a board of festive inspirations * 24/11 update: I'm working on orders and I wasn't able to do a shop update this week, if you see something you like to purchase but not yet available through my Bigcartel shop please contact me. The mouse house box set will be ready to order next week. Thank you.
I made a new version of the baby pillow. This one has a different shape from the previous ones. It's made of linen and has very simple features. It is designed for children, keeping in mind those with sleeping problems like my daughter (that is why I had the idea to make a cloud pillow for her, when she was 2 years old). Despite the huge selection you have out there nowadays, I've decided to take a big breath and keep making my cloud pillows.
It makes me happy when friends and costumers tell me that the cloud pillow they bought from me is still much loved and travels everywhere they go, as they are great for travelling too!
I'd like to seize the opportunity to tell you that all I make is made solely by me, with great care and attention to details. I have accumulated (in 30+ years of sewing, knitting and crochet + all those others things I've learnt in art school and in the school of life) the skills to give you a professionally finished product. I choose only the finest materials, sourced in UK or Europe.
I like to emphasize that I don't belong to the category of makers and designers that have their stuff made in India or other countries where labour costs pennies, letting you know very little about their ethics and the people that work for them.
All I make is made in small batches and I define it slow design since each item require many hours to be completed. Hope you understand the pricing and if you do your maths you'll see I don't make a huge margin as opposed to those who have their blankets, dolls or products made in one of the ways above mentioned.