It’s been a busy year so far for me for one main reason, my little boy Peter! Peter arrived in December, just before Christmas so the start of the year passed in a blur. Now things have settled down and I’m ready to start making my designs again. I’m really excited to be getting my hands covered in clay and working on my craft again. I’ll be restocking all the designs that have been steadily moving off my shelves and off to the post office in the last few months.
The first design which needs stocking up is the Patchwork Vase. This is always a popular piece and the space on the shelf for these vases is looking pretty bare! I love making this design as the stitch details really brings the vase to life so I enjoy adding each one. Here’s a lovely shot of the vase in action, full of a stunning bouquet of flowers.
I’ll be doing things a little differently now that I’m discovering what life is like being a mum! I love my time with Peter and I’m lucky to be able to spend so much time with him. I get lots of giggles and smiles (and of course lots of snotty tissues and nappy changes to deal with too!) This means that I won’t be spending as much time at shows as I used to. I always enjoyed the shows I attended as I got to talk to you lovely lot! Chatting with people who like my work and who love handmade craft is the best thing about going to shows. I love to hear what you like about my designs and watch you choose your favourite piece. To keep this conversation going I’ll be making more use of the wonderful world of the internet! You’ll find me chatting away over on Facebook so find me on there to keep in touch. www.facebook.com/claregagedesign. I’ll also be blogging away here on my website to keep you informed about what I’m up to and more info about my work and how I make it.
I’d love to keep in touch with you so like, share and comment on Facebook to let me know your thoughts. We’ll pretend we’re on my stand chatting away!