After a slow start to 2016, work picked up very quickly (phew), and has kept me busy ever since. As a couple of the things I’ve been working on had to be kept under wraps I couldn’t really talk about them before, but now they’ve both been published I thought I’d share with you what I’ve been up to! It’s been really exciting to work on the launch issue of The Craft Network’s Home magazine – a magazine packed full of crafting projects for your home that features a few of my favourite bloggers, including Allison Sadler, Teri Muncey and Fran Stone. As well as pulling together many of the projects that feature in the magazine, I’ve also taken a lot of the photographs myself – a totally new thing for me, as I’m more used to working with professional photographers. Luckily my first big job was shooting Allison’s home – not only is it totally picture-perfect so was a joy to photograph, but Allison is also one of the warmest and most welcoming people I know.
Another new magazine launch is Modern Gardens – a read for people who want their outside space to look great, without hours of gardening. Each month I’ll be sharing a DIY or upcycle project for the garden (such as the concrete-block planter in the April issue). And given that sorting out our garden is going to be our main focus this summer I’ll be reading the mag each month to pick up as many ideas as I can.
As well as print projects, I’ve also been busy doing some bits online, such as a monthly blog post for Utopia bathroom’s blog (packed full of home ideas that aren’t just for the bathroom), and guest editing Magnet’s Spring issue of their online magazine, Ignite. Ignite is full of kitchen know-how, from practical tips to style insights if you’re planning a kitchen update, plus how you can enjoy spending time in your kitchen, from hanging out with the kids to putting together a delicious spring salad. There’s even gardening advice so you can grow the ingredients for your salad.
So that’s what I’ve been up to recently. And next week? I’ll be up to my eyes in glitter on my epic Christmas shoot. In April. Well at least my job is never dull!