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Christmas 2012

Wishing all my readers a very blessed Christmas and a creative journey in 2013. Most years I write a Christmas letter to accompany my card whether it is emailed or posted but I thought this year my family would share ‘Two stars and a wish’ – two happy memories of the past year and one desire for next year.

Richard: Our cycle ride as a family to Padstow and a mushroom foraging course with Tessa. My wish next year is to make sandcastles on a beach in Cornwall.

Tessa: We had a magical holiday with my parents in Dartmouth to celebrate their ruby anniversary especially with the Red Arrow planes flying overhead. I am very excited that Richard and I have started running a parenting course as it is something that is close to our hearts. And my wish… looking forward to finding a new home as the one we had planned to buy fell through.

Nicholas (age 9): My birthday this year in Legoland and I loved going to watch ‘Skyfall’ with daddy. I am looking forward to going to Singapore if we go.

Isabel (age 6): My best things were making a decoupage box and making boats from junk on the beach. My wish is to see Zoe who lives in Africa.

Harriet (age 4): I made a snow globe and a bug hotel because it is nice for the bugs and they can hide in it and hibernate in it. I am going to Cornwall in April and I am very happy about that.

A Pink Little Bundle has arrived as part of ‘lovingletters’ range. The buttons stuck onto the cards will vary depending on what I have in my button box. Go to for the yummiest buttons in town – with colour themes such as ‘Christmas Pudding’ or ‘Marrakesh’ it is hard to stop buying buttons! Cards retail at  £2.00 a card (plus p+p).

Some new cards for the ‘lovingletters’ range and not before time as I need to post one to a friend today. The ‘little pink bundle’ card will follow shortly. Both types of cards have real buttons stuck to them and as always, you are welcome to purchase them at £2.00 a card (plus p+p).

The ‘loving letters’ range of Christmas cards is complete. My favourite? Probably the Christmas tree. The cards are typographical and are inspired by an amazing find – a complete tray of printers letters. Click here to see them. If you wish to buy any, please go to items to buy.

I have completed another three greetings cards for the ‘lovingletters’ range. These cards are inspired from the concertina booklet I wrote, designed and printed and can be viewed on this blog. I especially enjoyed doing ‘winter’ and punching 2mm holes into the card. You can see more cards including ‘spring’ on this entry. Cards can be bought for £2.00 a card (plus p+p):

  • spring (with a list of spring flowers)
  • summer (with a list of butterflies)
  • autumn (leaves drift, slow walk, thick mud, sloe gin)
  • winter (each blade is crisp, shimmering in the icy sun)

I have completed the first six cards of the ‘lovingletters’ range. On the back of each card is an explanation about the design inspiration: “Sometimes you strike gold when browsing through antique shops. I saw an amazing printer’s tray and bought it immediately. It has four different alphabets, all sorts of foreign characters, and a number of old logos for good measure. Hand printing has quite a different effect from how the letters would look printed with a press, but it’s very pleasing. When I’m not busy stamping, they live on the wall of my studio. Remember to keep loving your letters!”

I am delighted that Vale and Downland Museum in Wantage are stocking the cards. It is early days yet, but exciting to see what happens. You can buy them there or directly from me at £2.00 a card (plus p+p):

  • cows waiting for something to happen (orange)
  • cows waiting for something to happen (purple)
  • spring (with a list of spring flowers)
  • oh wow its your birthday
  • mum’s red letter day
  • thanks so very much
  • hooray a new home