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Tuesday, 18 October 2011

feeling a bit.......

feeling a bit....not bored....not really...can't really say....UNDECIDED! That's it...feeling a bit undecided...(whatever that means)! ;-) Don't you sometimes just feel bored...for no reason....I mean not quite bored....not itching for excitement either...just a tinsie bit undecided....weird.

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

In love with handmade

Totally in love with handmade and limited editions! Love the fact that so much passion has gone into production! Beginning to really appreciate handmade craft; bit of an understatement, especially from me, I guess. But lately I only want handmade products....simply love handmade bags. There is a catch though....must be well made handmade! As well produced locally. Not overly convinced about fairtrade! Want to buy from the maker myself! Do not want to buy from a third party!! and most definitely do not want a handmade product that falls apart almost immediately!! Buying from maker is awesome because can so easily take item back to be fixed if need be! But would rather not!!! Well made handmade and I'm a very happy buyer!! because I do understand first hand that a great handmade product takes time and precision! Definitely willing to pay the price!

need some handmade shoes!!!

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Taking a break is the bees' knees!

Very refreshed!! What a lovely break! Looking forward to Spitalfields tomorrow!! x

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

having a 'kitkat'! ;-)

Taking a well deserved break!!! Really kicked HARD against this out of used to chugging along...but beginning to feel very refreshed!!! havent made any books yet...still get drawn to the studio...look around for a minute or two. want to work...but my body simply wants rest!!

Could get used to this!!!!


Friday, 2 September 2011

Getting ready....!!!!!

Got my head down!!!! getting ready for KIOO ART FESTIVAL tomorrow!!! Pulling out all (every single stone left unturned [dont you just love cliche] the stops!!!

Sunday, 21 August 2011

first taste

Wow! Just had my very first Stella Artois Cidre! Really really nice...doesn't taste like 'piss' (well beer tastes awful!!) but this is it!!!
Alcohol content 4.5% but I'm so lightheaded feeling bit woozy'll clear soon

Don't know if I can finish a bottle but it sure tastes gooood!!

(this is so very random, isn't it?)


finally finished a commission and itching for another....painting can be soooo therapeutic! Portrait painting is my new love....never knew I would fall for it. Always felt portraiture was not as spontaneous as abstract art...but how very wrong I am!!!

Portraiture is what you make long as it is true to form...the colours used are irrevelant..I could paint purple skin and blue hair in the right shades and voila...still recognisable!!

Portraiture is wow!! You paint the character of the person onto canvas...I love it!!!
I am loathe to part with the completed commission but alas it is not mine to keep....

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Getting ready for Leather Lane!

Getting ready for Leather Lane Market...! Tinsie bit apprehensive...because will be one of the very few handmade stalls in the market...Should really be a plus!! But being me....(bit of a perfectionist) want everything 'just so')....

(note to self) = Being one of the very few handmade stalls at Leather Lane will be a novelty and absolute fun!!!

Now I'm ready for Leather Lane!!

Wish me luck!!


Saturday Market

Saturday was absolute fun! Wonderhill High Market....what a buzz!!! Lovely vibe...! Enjoyed myself!!!

Tuesday, 7 June 2011


This is sooooooooooooooooo bad!!! I'm not in the mood to work....!! It's crazy....I'm always in the mood to work (kinda). Just being really lazy and this is soooooo bad for business!!! Seriously need to snap out of this....just not 'with it' at the mo! But need to 'get with the program' Got so much to do; that kinda 'out of it!' But I will...get my act together...get my a*** into gear and get some work done!
Soon after this blog...guess I'm just blowing off steam...and it is working...beginning to feel bit better.
Letting stuff off your chest definitely helps...especially private stuff like this...don't know who's going to read this...but still thanks for listening.
Feel so much better. Work to do...places to be...chop chop! It's all good, going to get a move on and get some work done!

Thanks for listening!

Have a fab day! xx

Pink sequinned buttoned journal | flairdesignrhyme

Pink sequinned buttoned journal | flairdesignrhyme

Thursday, 19 May 2011


'WHY NOT?' is one of the driving forces behind my creativity. And so it should be.... This way the fun is in the PROCESS so much more than in the END RESULT!

Don't get me wrong...even something that is not that great when it's crafted, painted or drawn has it's uses! Mistakes are awesome cos they inform the 'WHY NOT?' If it doesn't work out at least you've got a brilliant idea in the making....

Saturday, 14 May 2011


Sometimes a LOVELY, LAY-IN-BED day is all we need!!! I feel so refreshed!! Recharged!!!

Highly recommended!! :-)

Friday, 13 May 2011

Great day!!

Another truly awesome day at Spits! Didn't sell anything but did!! Got awesome feedback!!! I LOVE my job!!!
Got a heartfelt thank you from someone who bought one of my products for a friend a couple of months ago! She said her friend absolutely loves it!! Now that is what I call a SALE!!! Lovely lady, you made my day!!! Thanks!!

Saturday, 7 May 2011


Had a FAB day yesterday!!! Went for a really nice meal at POPPIES!! Again! The food was delightful but the company was awesome!! Really enjoyed's the company you keep that makes a meal worthwhile!!

My resolve to PLAY is going really well...still want to see The King's Speech though...

Plan to go to East End Film Festival....should be fun!!

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

learning to play...away from work!

I have now resolved to PLAY HARD AND WORK HARD!!! Cos suddenly dawned on me that I have no PLAY TIME!!! Always working....well...blurring the lines between work and play....cos I enjoy what I do and working at it has been playtime to me.

but now, I actually want to start taking time out, away from making books, art etc and go PLAY

Right now, I am once again intrigued by the cinema and popcorn! So till I find something more playful to do, I hope to see a new film every single week! (fingers crossed)

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

creatives.....!!! START YOUR ENGINES!!!!!

Looking forward to trading at the Designer/Maker Market on Saturday!!! Going to be so inspired....there will be so many other creatives what a vibe(to look forward to)....!!!

Now back to work for me.....let's go have some fun....!!

Saturday, 9 April 2011

Spitz: home away from home!!

Yay!!! Had another brilliant Friday at Spitalfields! Spitz is a great NETWORKING space!!! Brilliant punters!!! Love the vibe!! The visitors to Spitz are simply the best in the world!!! Easy going, down-to-earth and simply amazing to talk to. It's lovely to meet people who are genuinely interested in a stall holder's opinion and not just the 'product'. It's the whole package ' and best wishes'

Met awesome people yesterday and the stallholders are a breath of fresh air! Spitz is definitely home away from home!


Saturday, 2 April 2011


Totally KNACKERED and truly ECSTATIC!!
Had an awesome day yesterday at Spitalfields! And not because I made loads of money.....Nope. Sales were dismal but feedback was priceless!!!
A lady came to my (DESIGNWITHFLAIR) stall and she was beaming....very delighted with a purchase she had made from me a while ago...whilst shopping with her niece. She told me her niece is still very very happy with the purchase. and that is priceless....simply made my day. I absolutely am bursting with pride and so very encouraged. So matters very little that sales were dismal, what really gets me is FEEDBACK!!! Knowing that someone somewhere is very happy with one of my products. Constant reminder that sales are mounting up and I'm definitely on the right track!
So thank you, lovely lady for making my day!!

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Art, Craft & Design Festival at Leather Lane

Getting ready for the festival at Leather Lane....! or at least 'trying' to get ready....(i suppose) in my very own 'do a million things at once' way!! Really could do with a break!

Need to make at least 20 more books ....and don't know how I'm going to fit that into one week! Festival's on the 17/18 March & 24/25 March 2011!

Trading at Spitalfields on Friday as usual...! Sometimes feel got tooooooo many eggs in this basket....! So much to do...(and here I am BLOGGING again!)
Oh well, (got to let it all out sometime!) it's all good!

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

sweets n treats

Trading at Spitalfields on Friday, 25th February 2011!

Just realised whilst updating this blog, how fast this year's flying by! Almost end of Feb already! Totally incredible!!

Saturday, 5 February 2011


Finally ready for 2011!!! Took a whole month to realise it's a brand new year! Caught myself dating a receipt '2010' yesterday...!

Well, finally got my stride back and ready to have some fun!! So bring on 2011 and let's ride!

Have a great year!