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

When I first started experimenting with printing again it felt like I was stumbling around in the dark, eyes closed and arms outstretched with absolutely no  idea what I was doing. When I studied printmaking at college the materials I used were woodblocks, screens, lino and plates for etching. 20 years later when I decided to revisit printmaking, it was like starting all over again; what do I need, where do I get it from and what the bloody hell do I do with everything?


I wasn’t ready to jump straight back View Post

It’s always nice to work on new wrapping paper designs, but even more so when it’s for a special occasion. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I decided it was about time to add a couple of newbies into the mix for all those loved up folk out there.


Hearts are always View Post

I have to admit that getting this blog up and running has been on my to do list since February last year. But with one thing or another it just kept getting pushed further and further towards the bottom. I find that the first post on any blog is always the hardest to hit the publish button on, but here we are: published. This first post is just to say hello, welcome and thank you for taking the time to visit. Although right at this moment in time, the only two people reading this might be my husband and my bestie <waves>; but we all have to start somewhere. In my little corner of the blogosphere you can expect to find plenty of photos, blog posts about where I find my inspiration, sneaky peeks of my latest products and work in progress shots of what I’m up to. You can also catch my full bio over on my about me page (is there anything more painful to write?), but if you don’t have time for the long version, please keep reading for the shorter story of how my little shop was born.


Those of you who follow View Post