in and out

After four days without internet access over the weekend (four days!) I have been trying to catch up with everything. I have so many unread blogs (we all love to write don't we?) but I got so much done. I was nearing a meltdown last week. It was an "almost in tears" kind of meltdown, compounded by the mom-guilt, but my husband came to the rescue with his ever present "it will all be ok" assurances. Needless to say having no internet was a blessing in disguise. I just wanted to check in to mention a few things.

- If you haven't been to Crafty Synergy since last Thursday I've posted two interviews since then with the very talented Michelle of Cicadia Studio and Lotta of Inleaf Design. Beautiful work!

- I got my Spoonflower fabric swatches! I promised I'd show them and tell you more about the results so I will write about this in my next post.

- Thank you so much to Knack Studios for featuring me on their blog!

- I just discovered Periwinklebloom because Tyler was kind enough to leave a comment on my last post. It's a gorgeous blog and I look forward to seeing her shop when it opens this year.

And this is a just a little sneak peek at a project I finished recently. It's not for my book but it will hopefully be featured in another one. I'll fill in the details at a later time.

Speaking of my book, you should see my desk!! It's completely surrounded by 30 projects of all types and sizes. It seems unreal to be paid for doing something so fun! I'm in the middle of manuscript writing frenzy so I'll have to check out for now. Have a great day!


  1. I just spent about 20 minutes getting lost in your blog wanting to comment on so much that my head began to swim.
    Thanks again for having me as a guest on your crafty synergy blog- a very proud moment for me.

  2. sometimes it's nice to be disconnectd :)

    so exciting about the book!

  3. thanks so much for the kind note and mention on your lovely blog. just read the post on your book deal and anxiously await its release date. well done you! glad to hear you had some unsolicited down-time. we all need to mother ourselves a little. the frenzy and guilt can really wipe me out. be well and enjoy your writing.

  4. I have loads of experience with being cut-off from the internet and feeling so frustrated but it often is a blessing in disguise. So sweet of your husband to give calming reassurance.
    I'd love to see your desk of 30 projects. Yay!

  5. Congratulations on the book project (a little late, i know). I'm looking forward to seeing the outcome. Will it be on sale somewhere, or online?

    Lovely blog, by the way. I hope everything s calming down for you a bit now.

    Eleanor. x

  6. Thank you for the craft synergy interview - I am honored. It sounds like things are really busy for you. I hope things are slowing down soon. I love the new leaf patterns you are working on!