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.

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Screen Printing & New Designs

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

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’.

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There are six different designs currently View Post

This year, I chose three words to live by; words that act as a guide throughout the next 12 months. I’m sure you all know someone who’s chosen a word for the year; there’s even a dedicated website encouraging it; unfortunately, I’m not decisive enough to be able to choose just the one.

My first word is Action and so far it’s been working out pretty well. Last year, like every year, I ended up with notebooks and scraps of paper covered in lists, scrawls, scribbles and so called light bulb moments; unfortunately, not a lot came to fruition. But after purchasing Your Best Year 2016 by Lisa Jacobs, I realised I’d been dragging my feet with a number of new projects for way too long and decided that this year, it was time to act.

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So…. today, View Post

Like most people, my little nuggets of inspiration or full on a-ha moments, always appear when I’m doing something completely unrelated to the a-ha moment I’ve been waiting for. Mine usually make an appearance during one of the following situations; when I’m working out, when I’m in the shower or when I’m out walking. As if by magic, like a fairy waving a wand, this is how my ideas wash over me.

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Walking in nature, or 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.

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Hearts are always View Post