Hey everyone, thanks so much for all your comments and emails about my new website!

This little box is the first of a new design, following on from my new line of purses/pouches. I'm enjoying finding new colour combinations and I love the strong lines and the texture of the tranfer on the felt. As it ha been heat set these are hard wearing too, just what you need from a useful little box.

And this is my most very favourite lamp, purchased at the weekend on my shopping trip to Ikea ith my sister. This is quite a dark photo of it, but it is beautiful and I could sit and look at it for ages! : )

**Today is launch day!**

Come and visit the brand new picciolo web site, at picciolo.co.uk. I would be very grateful for any comments, I’ve been looking at it too closely for a while now and wouldn’t spot a spelling mistake if it hit me on the nose. Please tell me what you think! This has been ready to launch all week, but my time has been filled with other more pressing and not so fun things, like our fridge-freezer breaking down and then getting locked out by the delivery men that brought the new one. But that is a long story that I haven’t yet really recovered from! I did manage to enjoy a little bit of Autumn on Wednesday when I went on my usual run through a local country park. I was quite conscious that it would probably be the last time I could run that route before the clocks change so I made sure I looked at the gorgeous colours of the trees as I ran. It was also fun running through the leaves and kicking them – no-one was watching! And I even stopped for a moment and stroked a horses nose, which is not something I would ever normally do as I am quite scared of them. So hopefully this evening won’t be full of fridge related events and I can finally relax and get some sewing done that has been sat waiting for me all week – I don’t want to miss the opportunity of taking photos in the daylight over the weekend. If you do get a moment to visit picciolo.co.uk it would be much appreciated! : )

special edition

New! This set of three special edition cards has now been listed in my shop, they have been created by printing my leaf designs onto soft white denim and then attaching them to the front of each card. They are very tactile and you could even use the little denim patch to decorate something else once the card is finished with. How is your weekend going? So far I have had a day of cleaning and tidying, and hedge trimming. This morning Holly and I went to the very first farmers market in our town, it was very busy and brimming with lovely things - we came home with a full bag and had a lovely lunch, I was too slow to photograph anything, we bought bread and butter pudding (for Stuart), a pasty (for Holly), some greek coconut cake (for me), some olive oil, some olives and some delicious pate. It was well worth going and great fun, we will definately go to the next one. : )


How can it be Monday again already? The days are just whizzing by at the moment, we are very busy at work, trying to get lots of diy done at home, get the garden tidy for winter... etc, the list goes on. And yesterday I felt distinctly under the weather so got nothing done except for a few photos, which took me ages and I don't think they are going to be any use to anyone. Oh well, I feel a bit better today, work is a bit more under control, the house is slightly cleaner after having rubble and plaster dust upstairs yesterday, and I've managed to list this second soft pouch. Hopefully later I'll be able to do the sewing that has been sat patiently waiting. : )
Ok, so here it is, the first new little pouch/purse that I hinted at the other day. I'm really pleased with how these are turning out, they are really soft and have two compartments inside to hold all your things. This one has been embellished with my new circles design on the front and on the inside under the flap, this one is in my etsy shop - the others will be coming shortly! : )

a quick peek

Here's a sneaky peek at a few things I have been working on, hopefully one day soon I'll get time to show you properly! : )

New, and new.

This week I have been working on some new items and some trusty favourites. This new 'home for pins' and fabric box are now in my etsy shop, where there is now more to choose from than just one in each category. And other new things are starting to come together, helped somewhat by a big powercut at work on Tuesday which resulted in me coming home and having some extra time to take photos. I'll show you these next time! : )