I love drawing, but not running…

I'm not a natural runner, but I used to run every week, without fail, round the streets where I live. And I have to say I didn't enjoy it much. The only things that kept me going were 1. knowing I would feel good about it afterwards and 2. Looking at all the houses as... Continue Reading →

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Too special to give away…

I don't know about you, but our postman is delivering parcels daily from Amazon at the moment, so when the he rings on the doorbell it's really good to know the Christmas gift shopping is going well. But today... my gilhoolie business cards from moo arrived too! Very exciting indeed. I chose the mini business... Continue Reading →

All nice and cosy…

I know not many people use egg cosies these days but my six year old wanted me to make him one and how could I refuse? It gave me a chance to have more of a practice at machine embroidery and was pretty simple to make, thanks to my lovely Poppy Treffry book. I look... Continue Reading →

Is this cheating?…

A friend of mine told me about this amazing website called Spoonflower recently and as they are offering free postage tomorrow I thought I should have a go at uploading some of my gilhoolie patterns. Spoonflower allows you to come up with fabric designs which they will then digitally print onto a choice of fabrics,... Continue Reading →

Bobbing along…

Today I've been thinking about what other things I can stock on my stall at forthcoming Christmas events and I was inspired by Ella Johnston's beautiful Fab Four Robin stationery. Have a look at her wonderful products in her shop:¬†http://folksy.com/shops/ellajohnstonart. I came up with two designs for robins, one cheating a bit and using the... Continue Reading →

Whizzy stuff…

Just to let you know, thanks to my lovely husband James who is very good at whizzy stuff, you can now access this blog by going to gilhoolie.co.uk and you can email me at julieg@gilhoolie.co.uk. Not sure if you've noticed already but you can now go straight to my folksy shop via the 'Shop' tab... Continue Reading →

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