New merch coming soon – cats & Christmas cards!

New merch coming soon – cats & Christmas cards!

I've been working on new Christmas card designs and a brand new 'what would a cat do' design - but what shall I get it printed on?!

Things I’ve done even though I was afraid

Things I’ve done even though I was afraid

Taking a part in a vision board workshop, mine did not come out as expected! It got me thinking about fear and the things I've achieved in spite of it.

How does a graphic designer turn your idea into a design?

How does a graphic designer turn your idea into a design?

If you work with a graphic designer, how can you explain your vision and make sure you get the result you want? The answer is a tried and tested process!

Photoblog – mini tour of Italy with travel tips!

Photoblog – mini tour of Italy with travel tips!

This summer we hired a car and embarked on a mini-tour of Italy: from Tuscany to Florence to Lake Garda to Venice. Read on for my photos and travel tips!

Gallery Visit - Orla Kiely, A Life in Pattern

Gallery Visit - Orla Kiely, A Life in Pattern

Orla Kiely's retro-inspired designs are popular around the globe, but I didn't know much about her, so I visited the Fashion & Textile Museum to find out!

VLOG - Why Celebrate your Freelance Milestones?

VLOG - Why Celebrate your Freelance Milestones?

It's so important for freelancers and self-employed people to celebrate their successes and milestones. Here's 5 reasons to start sharing yours today!

Freelancers: work from home or rent office space?

Freelancers: work from home or rent office space?

Is renting an office as a freelancer worth the expense? This is the story of why one notoriously frugal freelancer decided to fork out for office space.

Self-Care and Self-Employment

Self-Care and Self-Employment

Working for yourself can be very isolating; here's some tips for freelancers to improve their self-care and avoid the common pitfalls of self-employment

Guest blog – growing a greeting cards business

Guest blog – growing a greeting cards business

The third in a series of guest blogs, this is the story of Paper Personalities - a crafy cards business that has just celebrated their 300th sale on Etsy!

Guest Blog - Managing a creative side hustle

Guest Blog - Managing a creative side hustle

Introducing my second guest blogger: maths teacher, quilter and Etsy seller. Read Laura's advice for managing a creative business alongside a full-on job.

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