Today the schools went back and we all came back to work.
I have been doing the odd bit of work over the holidays - some retail orders, some organising and proofing printing, that kind of thing but there hasn't been much of a flow and it is brilliant to have a full workshop again. I have missed the team.
Every year the same thing happens - sometime in October I begin to think of what needs to be done for the show, I maybe do some sketching, I make up a couple of prototypes . . . and then the Christmas rush starts and all our energy is taken up with just keeping up.
and suddenly I am spat out the other end of festivities and have to finalise designs, work out the year's pricing and sort out packaging/order forms and getting everything down to London all within a week.
In a week that is already buzzing with post Christmas orders . . . .
Thank goodness I only have to make 1 of each design.
The photographs here are of some new postcard designs which we are launching at the show, but which should be up on the website by the end of the week.