REFLECTING BACK AND LOOKING FORWARD

I like to start the year by reflecting back at the previous year, I have also been thinking about what is coming up in 2017, what I am hoping to fill my year with, and what dreams I would like to nurture. If you would like some inspiration and some encouragement to believe in your creativity, read on.

Happy New Year to you all. I feel like I could hibernate for another month, but life and reality have been calling to me this last week, and I am gradually easing myself back into things.

After a blogging and Instagram break, I feel like I have lost my voice a little, and ironically I actually did lose my voice, and have been croaking my way through this week.

I like to start the year by reflecting back at the previous year, I have also been thinking about what is coming up in 2017, what I am hoping to fill my year with, and what dreams I would like to nurture.

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MONTHLY VOICE NOVEMBER

How I slow things down when things feel too much: The Monthly Voice November on Geoffrey & Grace, including some of our favourite things.

Well, November has been a real mixed bag. There have been great things happening work wise, and at the beginning of the month there was a floury of social activity. However, there have been some real lows too, and about half way through the month I wanted to crawl into bed and stay there until the new year.

Here’s the monthly voice for November, including what we’ve been up to, and what we’ve been loving…

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monthly voice: May

monthly voice: May on Geoffrey & Grace

Here is the Monthly Voice for May, mostly it was full of lovely things.

The recently re-launched 91 magazine came out mid May and it was lovely to see my work in print. I had the pleasure of writing, styling and photographing the ‘Cook and Craft feature’. It’s a piece about three different makes using beetroot; a recipe for chocolate and beetroot cake, instructions on how to dye some cotton napkins, and a ‘how to’ craft your own gift tags using the beetroot leaves. It’s still available to buy in print here, and you can also buy a digital copy here. Here’s a sneaky peek below…

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reflecting on 2015

reflecting on 2015 on the Geoffrey & Grace blog

It’s taken me a little longer to get round to reflecting on 2015 than I thought it might. This is partly due to being distracted with plans for restoring our home, but more on that later.

2015 was a year to let the dust settle on all the changes that happened in 2014. The year didn’t quite pan out like I expected, (when does it ever though?) and I found myself discovering new priorities and a new focus.

Here’s a look at what 2015 looked like for Geoffrey & Grace…

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crafts for winter days – decorate with doilies

designer makes - 91 magazine - decorate with doilies

If you are as in love with a doily as I am, and would like something a bit crafty to occupy those creative hands on a cold January day, why not try one of the following doily DIYs?

I was really thrilled to have my first Designer Makes featured in the latest issue of the oh so lovely 91 Magazine.

designer makes - 91 magazine - decorate with doilies

 

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