Life Lately

As many of you already know I’ve recently moved house.  I now live in Port Stephens, in New South Wales in a little holiday style house that backs directly onto the water.   I have to admit that life lately has been challenging. What is that saying about the best laid plans?  We are settling in well and I love my new house.

I have a new creative area in my new home that looks out over the water too and I’m counting on my new beautiful work space to inspire wonderful things for here on the blog and Jane’s Apple Shop.

I’m so excited to jump back into things now the craziness of moving has calmed down.

So here’s a quick run down of all the things I’ve been busy with that I’d like you to know about.

I’ve got some new Christmas Cards launching today

Snowman Christmas Card with Inside Message

I’ve just sent out a Newsletter welcoming all new Subscribers

November Welcome Newsletter

Join the mailing list here

There are lots of new shops listed joining the growing list of wonderful stores at Jane’s Apple Curated


I’ve recently launched my very own shop so customers can purchase directly but if you love shopping on Etsy rest assured I’ve got no plans to close myEtsy shop.

Jane's Apple Shop

I’ve also been busy interviewing lots of wonderful artists and crafters that I’ll introduce to you in the next couple of weeks plus I’ve got updates on My Marketing Challenge to share and the next instalment in the Creative Business Toolbox.

It’s a busy time of year.  Has life been hectic and in your life lately as it has in mine?




  • LeAnn Larson Frobom

    Glad you’ve survived the move. How wonderful to have a new space to create!

    • Sian

      Hi LeAnn. It is nice to be finished with unpacking! Thanks.

  • Jeanine’s Doll Shop Support

    Hi, I’m across the world from you. Port Stephens in New South Wales, Australia seems very far away. Wonder if I’ll ever get to travel there. I live in Plymouth, MI, USA. I look forward to your posts and I like what you’re doing.

    • Sian

      Hi Jeanine. From what I’ve seen in pictures Plymouth is a lovely place to live. The closest I’ve been to Plymouth is New York City. I’d love to come visit your part of the world one day too. Thanks for your kind words.