In 2008 I entered the world of blogging, one I had observed from afar for a couple of years before I entered the fray. I loved making things but I wasn't sure I had the confidence to share my creative life with the world. I tentatively took the step - and jumped straight in! It was a time of immense creativity in which I handcrafted wares and set out to live a creative life. I sold cards to a couple of local shops and started a Madeit Store - neither of which would make me rich any time soon!
It was great fun though - I indulged my love of photography and bought a Nikon D80 digital SLR (which I have never regretted - it takes beautiful images), fed the graphic designer's soul with an Imac computer (later purchasing Adobe InDesign - fantastic for work and home) and bought a Print Gocco for home screen printing.
These sweet images of Sophie were made then - I traced over a photo of her, created a screen and printed a run in red and then yellow. When we are in our new house I will frame some for her room - she wants to use them in her crafting and I keep having to say no - they are just too precious! It was a very rare, still moment in a busy toddler's life - it reminds me how like Jono is to Sophie, always going at 100 miles an hour.Greedy for Colour, started her blog at the same time and it was a terrific way for us to keep in touch with what we were doing. Instead of just emailing photos between ourselves, we were sharing them with everyone else! It made living in separate countries just that little bit easier.