Loving this DIY Gold Paper Bag from The Red Thread and Scout Magazine // These handdrawn desktops are so great – Corina does such an amazing job and this one is on my tablet already // What a sweet idea this DIY leaf garland is for any time of year from the Sweetest Occasion and The Merrythought.
I wanted to make sure that on my Christmas list this year were items that were really different, spoke directly to a very specific happy and colourful place and were things that I would love to buy – or own!
When I first saw Sammy Nicholl’s Etsy Shop I couldn’t wait to place an order. When my chosen notebook arrived I wanted another! A good sign I think. I got in touch with Sammy and asked if she wanted to collaborate with me – her notebooks were beautiful, heavy, with quality stock and you just couldn’t wait to dive in and get writing or plotting or planning – everything I wanted in a notebook.
Photos by Natalie Morgan Photography.
Like I said in my earlier post I’ve been working on a few exciting things that I can’t wait to show you. And one of them is this – an amazing collaboration with Jel Photography. Eleanor from Jel Photography is a fellow lover of all things neon, bright and pink (check out their Pinterest and Instagram for more inspiration). So we got together and I can’t wait to show you what we came up with. For now, here is a sneak peek!
Photo by Jel Photography
2 years in Self employment seems like a huge milestone worth celebrating! I am not sure I thought I would get through 2 days let alone 2 years when I started this new journey back in 2012. But days and weeks and months pass by and all of a sudden I’m here. 2 years! A happy day that is for sure.
I feel like the growth trajectory is so massive when running your own business – the amount of information you need to absorb, working out how best to network and work out where you can help/get help from people, the learning curve around accounts, invoicing and how to do things smarter – and the always present guilt around not working the 9-5, all hits you along the way.
I’m really keen to share some more around my learnings at some stage but for now, over the next few days and weeks you will see a whole pile of stuff I’ve been working on – and this I think is the legacy of my year. I’ve been working hard and for me this is the busiest time of year so I have lots to show you.
There is not a huge amount of downtime here to reflect on the 2 years but I didn’t want it to go unmentioned. I seem to be terrible at remembering other anniversaries but this one is important and always is in my mind. The power of what you can achieve when you set your mind to it is immense!
Enjoy and thanks for all of your support along the way. Every one of you supporting my small business means the world!
Image from Death to the Stock Photo.
As you know the past two years I’ve used my art prints that I create for the blog as inspiration for my annual calendar which is a really nice way – I think – to give these inspirational sayings a new lease on life. I’m pleased to show you the 2015 Love Ideas Ink Desk Calendar which uses all of my art prints from this year – plus a few extra!
Photos 1,3 and 5 by Natalie Morgan Photography. Photos 2 and 4 by me.
I love these bright bold ways of colouring up your walls – whether you rent or own your own home. Which is your favourite? I guess when it is a DIY you can easily change your mind too – maybe make all three?