why has it been so quiet?

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2016 was almost silent for The Grateful Red.  I apologise for that!  2016 turned out to be a big big year for my family and myself outside of my business and unfortunately that meant something had to give… and it was my beloved Grateful Red.

However….. that also led to some time to think about what I am doing, what I want to do and on what journey I wish to take you all!

So…. welcome to 2017 and a year of new adventures.  What does 2017 bring to The Grateful Red?  A complete change in direction.  A refocusing on what is important to me and bringing that all together to share with you in the form of new works.

Living in a lovely rural community, in a ramshackle 115 year old cottage, surrounded by my animals and gardens, I found that the consumerism of printed paper works was starting to grate on my love of all things vintage and recycled.  So this year I am bringing you a range of works that focuses on ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’.

To kick it off I have been working with some of my lovely china pieces I haven’t had the heart to throw out once they were damaged and broken, as well as using some lovely vintage costume jewellery pieces I have collected over the years and remodelling some other vintage items.  Keep up to date here and on Facebook.com/thegratefulredstudios or Instagram: thegratefulredstudio to see what I have been making.

All items are OOAK and you are guaranteed to own your own unique piece.  I would love to hear what you think of this new direction (good and bad!).

Warm hugs and HAPPY 2017!

 

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Brighten up your kitchen

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It must have something to do with our kitchen renovations at the cottage… but I felt the need for a bit of kitchen inspiration.  These prints are going to be exclusively available through The Handmade Exchange‘s new retail gallery store, with great discounts for multiple buys!

 

What a great idea for Mother’s Day!

Studio Update

Some amazing Australian artists will be taking part in the next Handmade Exchange Facebook market on the 4th and 5th of May.  Check out Handmade Exchange on Facebook to take part in the market.  Every designer offers their works at a special discounted price.  You still have time to get something special for Mother’s Day!