We’re half-way through the year and I haven’t blogged since September 2016. Whenever things get crazy, blogging is the first thing to get dropped from my schedule and once this happens, I find myself experiencing various emotions. To start with I feel guilty because I’ve abandoned my blog, and then I begin to feel overwhelmed. Mainly because so much time has passed, that when I think about writing I just don’t know where to begin. But once the overwhelm has passed, I find myself starting to miss my little corner of the blogosphere – which is where I am now.

So, what’s been happening at chez Barefoot?

New Wrapping Paper

This year I’ve released 6 new wrapping papers. Two of which are adapted from my two best sellers and then four new ones. I thought it was time to add something into the mix for the dog lovers out there too.


Screen Printing & New Designs

I’ve also completed the screen printing course I bought last year. I studied screen printing View Post

August came and went and September is now pretty much over too. This year has been a blur, but also quite productive. I have a tendency to take on too much and spread myself too thin, meaning I don’t always give things the attention they deserve. In August, I made the decision to make printing my main focus and I’m so glad I did. I’m looking forward to spending even more time on my business over the coming months.


Change of Name

One of the big things that happened this month was View Post

Sometimes, life gets in the way. Last week was one of those weeks and unfortunately, it’s kind of rolled over into this week.

Caused by high blood pressure, my poor little Princess had a blood vessel burst in her eye, and at this moment in time, we have no idea if she’ll regain the sight in it. With morphine hits every 6 hours, she’s kind of in and out of it right now. She’s already on medication for an over-active thyroid, so we can now add high blood pressure meds to that list too. Vets visits and TLC have been pretty much top of my list and helping her to adjust while she’s blind in one eye.


On top of that, we’ve had workmen in doing jobs on the house as we’re getting ready to sell up. And, just to add something else to the mix, I’m also training for the Chester half marathon, which is only a month away! This has taken its toll on my body more than I thought it would, so, unfortunately, something had to give. Printing orders is a priority, so social media and blogging have ended up taking the hit.

Hopefully, I’ll be back on track next week, but until then, I’m still taking orders; so don’t be shy – keep ‘em coming!



Yesterday finally saw my new range of lino prints go live in my Etsy shop:<virtual chest bump>. I’ve had them on my to-do list since last year, unfortunately, this thing called life sometimes gets in the way. But you know what they say: ‘better late than never’.


There are six different designs currently View Post