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Evening! I hope you're all well. I'm back from my fortnight in Portugal with Shaun and we had a fabulous time! There are a fair few pictures to come if you're interested in seeing them :) And of course whilst out there I celebrated my 21st birthday and have some birthday gifts I can't wait to show you. Plus a few amazing finds whilst shopping out there so you can expect all of these posts in the coming week or so :)

If you can't wait for the next post, I did schedule a couple for whilst away that you may want to take a look at? One includes some entertaining photos, you may agree..

Shaun and I have been living together a year today hence the card and sunflowers :) I absolutely love sunflowers, my favourite flower of all! So it was a lovely surprise when he walked through the door with them this evening. Now in celebration and as a thank you for being a sweetie I currently have a sizable vanilla and chocolate marble cake in the oven. Yummy :)

I announced on twitter earlier today that I am taking a longer break from designing. For this i'd like to put out a massive apology as I know how in demand I am at the moment and I made a number of commitments before going away. These people will be directly contacted in the coming week with a decision/explanation on how far I am willing to carry the project or when I can schedule it for so don't worry just yet. Also, a huge thank you to everyone who has been recommending me left right and centre. You're all stars and I appreciate it 100%! The problems i've got at the moment are as follows and i'm only covering them because I feel you deserve an explanation.. I put too much pressure on myself with projects on, whether it's the number of them at a time or the size. I'm a bit of a perfectionist and I won't stop until the work I do is just that, leaving me with sleepless nights and stressful days. At the moment i'm not charging enough money for what it is that I do, not just for the time taken but the skill set I have and have taken a number of years to develop. But in saying that, I don't currently feel I can raise my prices and still get work. On top of this, after taking a break from working what felt like 2 jobs I am enjoying time to myself, enjoying not constantly working and spending more time with Shaun rather than both being on our laptops. I don't want to sound like i'm having a massive moan and this is a negative thing as I will come back to doing designs. But, before I do so I need to take more of a break, think about things and look at what I do more business minded. I don't know how long this will be for (it's definitely not permanent, I love creating beautiful things) I just wanted to explain to you all why I will be stopping for now.

I'd also like to apologise for my typing.. i'm quite sleepy and realise some of this my seem a bit incoherent!

Hope you are all well! Leave me a comment with an update on you :)

♥ abby


  1. Hey Abby, hope you had a lovely holiday! Congrats on the 1 year living together anniversary! It's soon my boyfriend and mine's 1 year living together anniversary and our 2 year anniversary all within the same couple of days! That's a shame that you're taking a break from designing but it's not right for you to get stressed about it as at the end of the day it isn't your job. I love my design and I really think it has helped carry my blog along! I hope you're okay and feel better soon! :) x

  2. Hope you had the loveliest 21st Abby (: I'd love to spend a birthday abroad, I haven't done so since I was about eleven! Your vanilla and choc marble cake sounds so good, send me some?! xx

  3. Ooo I hope you had such an amazing birthday abroad, I'd love to do that! Unfortunately my parents were never big on taking me out of school/college and my birthday falls right in the middle of half term and christmas :( I love sunflowers too, they always remind me of being about 5 years old and growing them at school!

    L x

  4. I hope you're okay and had a fab holiday!
    Glad to see that you are getting your life back into control, you need to play as well as work :)



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