With my 55th birthday looming in a little over two weeks I've decided to embrace a few changes.
There are a couple of big ones on my list which I'll gradually share with you as my birthday month progresses and the changes have moved from idea to a reality, but today you get to see the first exciting change - a total overhaul of my blog!
Do you like my new logo and header?
I'd be rather chuffed if you decided to add this to your blog sidebar with a link back here.
The design for the new Jenny of Elefantz logo has been a closely guarded secret, even at my house! Over the past couple of weeks I've been working on a completely new set of designs for 2014, and though I can't show them all to you yet, I will show you a little sneak peek of one.
You know I love stitching my shabby roses, right? And after Daisy Days I think you got an idea my heart had a soft spot for them too?
Well, it just seemed right to bring my floral loves together and so, blessed by the Lord's hand in mine, I birthed ten sweet 'rosedaisy designs'...
Can't wait to show you the rest, but as I'm still stitching them we'll both have to wait for the finished projects.
Each year I like to buy myself something small, but special, for my birthday as a 'gift to self'.
Recently I discovered an artist whose talent left me breathless - Michelle Palmer.
Michelle draws with ink on fabric, and I can only sit in awe and wonder as she regularly adds new works of art to her Etsy shop. Choosing which pieces I wanted to own was incredibly difficult, but I eventually decided on these two, which arrived in the mail yesterday, all the way from the USA...
It's Blossom's birthday in May so I purchased one for her too. They are exquisite, and the perfect size for embellishing a little door hanger, journal, lavender sachet, or any precious little gift made with fabric.
Mine is the little bunny drawing at the bottom.
You can't help but be inspired.
I have some tidying up to do now as my friend Heather is dropping by for a coffee this afternoon and I can't wait to see her. I missed our sewing day on Monday with a nasty migraine, and I'm definitely overdue for my Heather fix!
have a glorious day,
and inspire others.