How lovely to return to signs of Spring; lots of gorgeous fresh green and crisp blue stars.
Though, to be honest, leaving behind the blue skies and warmth was a little bit of a wrench, especially with forecasts of snow etc.
And the bliss of walking around sleeveless, and needing hat and sunglasses was ever so relaxing. I've not been on a 'winter sun' type of holiday before, always thinking the Spring is better for having waited for it. But this year was different; there was a real need to recharge and reset. These helped do that:
There won't be post after post on this - others' holiday snaps are never that interesting to other people, after all - but I couldn't resist a few colourful ones.
There are still things to think about though, especially concerning how and where to sell the things I make. A lovely local shop, Treacle Knits, has agreed to stock hortensia products, and so far everything has been well recieved. The question now is, where else? I so enjoy having the blogshop and a shopfront on Folksy so they will probably stay - the thought of hortensia bags being carried around from Cornwall to Scotland is astounding to say the least! But what about doing markets? Can I possibly produce enough to keep those going too? The whole idea of this designer/maker life is keep creativity central to everyday; not reproducing items just because they sell well.
Hmmm. We'll see.
I'm off now to catch up with all the gorgeous blogs I like to read - there's quite a few so I may be a while.
ps - it's lovely to go away, but I adore coming home!