Thursday, 29 May 2014

Where have I been?

It's been a while, I never intended not to post on here for so long but so much time has passed, I thought I better update at long last!

So much has happened since my post last August, unfortunately it has been a very worrying, stressful and difficult time. I'll get the sad part out of the way first, my wonderful father in law sadly passed away in January after battling cancer for over 9 long months, most of that time was spent in hospital. I can't begin to tell you the loss we feel, he was the loveliest man you could wish to meet and we were so blessed to have him in our lives, we all loved him so very much he will be missed everyday. We are trying to take comfort in all our happy memories and times we shared and know that he will always live on in our hearts. I could write forever about this wonderful man and how he enriched our lives but it is all still too painful at the moment, I hope to do a tribute post in the future.This last year we have had so much love and support from our family and close friends, for that we are forever grateful. At times like these you realise what's really important in life and who your true friends are!

On to happier things and times. Last year saw me designing and creating a range of hen party accessories for The Vintage Hen House, never in my dreams did I think that they would be so popular but they have proved to be a hit and all the orders have kept me very busy! I really enjoy working with Claire over at The Vintage Hen House, which is THE site to visit if you are planning a vintage hen party, out with the usual tack and in with the super stylish we say! Claire has lots of packages on offer and can even create a bespoke hen party experience just for you. I sell my handmade hen party accessories and decorations exclusively via the hen shop on the site. Claire has recently acquired a travelling vintage tea room too, Mrs Tea, a fabulous way to cater or style your event!

The last year has also seen me developing many new products for Whimsical Wishes and working on a website for my business that has been designed by the very talented Lucy Ledger. More on that in the next post, as I feel that needs a post all of it's own. I now have my very own little brand thanks to Lucy!

We also took a much needed break last September to New England, it had always been on my list of dream holiday destinations and it did not disappoint! We absolutely loved it! We have recently just came back from another amazing holiday too and I will be writing some posts over the next few weeks about the wonderful places we have visited. I have tons of photos to share and have found visiting these places very inspiring. I think these lovely holidays have kept us sane amongst all the stress and busy times!

I can't wait to get up to date and then keep on top of posting on my little blog, especially now it has a beautiful new look to match my branding and website, hope you like it! I also can't wait to visit and catch up on reading all my favourite blogs, something I haven't had chance to do in a very long time!!!

Whimsically yours,

Katrina xx