Dolly and Peggy Daydream

I think it’s fair to say I’ve fallen head first into 2013!

Following a fantastically busy Christmas, I’ve been trying to keep on top of things and make Bumbleblue organised. As soon as the festivities were packed up in their boxes and back in the loft, I was designing possible new Spring products.

There are few things that really relax me, but one is curling up in my chair, cup of tea in hand, film on in the background, perhaps some left over Christmas chocs while sketching and scribbling away. I don’t always know what I want to end up with, sometimes just sitting and scribbling anything can bring ideas together – not always concluding in a Eureka moment but I can think of worst ways to spend an afternoon!

Last year I started to develop a few garden products, but I think I missed the season and came in a bit late. This year I’ve started earlier and I hope to have some cracking new bits and pieces for when (and if) we see some sunshine.

Ironic really that I’ve been painting herb labels and visualising Spring while looking out over a garden covered with about 10 inches of snow!

One of my new creations was actually something my sister and I used to make when we were younger, Dolly peg dolls.

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Our mum had a peg basket full of dolly pegs. Unfortunately she kept them within easy reach of us and our paints….It still makes me smile when I think of her washing being held onto the line by a handful of colourful characters. From this little trip down memory lane I grabbed a few pegs and started to paint them.

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A short time later looking at me from the desk were Dolly and Peggy, and I can’t think of a sweeter way of keeping your string/ twine tidy!

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