..is done already and I can’t believe how fast we are flying through the year.

It’s been another busy month at Olive Can fly HQ filled with new clients, commissions, workshops and a move to a new studio. We are still in Queens Dock Business Centre as we love it here, we’ve just moved up a floor to a bigger space. I share with my husband Mike and he runs Boom Production Services from our space when he’s not away on tour.

As commissions are keeping me super busy these days I can’t commit to many in-person events so I’m down to about one per month in the run up to the summer and then I’ll be working solely on commissions and workshops over the holidays. This way I can have the time to meet my commissions deadlines, create new pieces, do some studying on new methods and spend time with my family. My work / life balance in my previous job was shocking so making sure that I’m not all ‘work work work’ is very important to me.

This months event was Pop Up at the Palm House in Sefton Park and I traded over the full 3 days. This was my 3rd time at this event and I met some lovely customers and had an enjoyable (but tiring!) weekend.

I had a full house for April’s Intro to Stained Glass course and it was a lovely day. Each student chose their pattern and made a unique piece. I’ll be writing a blog on each course that’s available very soon, meanwhile you can click this link for more information. Workshops Available

I genuinely love teaching these workshops and I hope that’s reflected on the day!



This month I had the pleasure of more beautiful bouquets being dropped to the studio so I can create gorgeous preserved pieces for my lovely clients. According to my husband, in a work capacity I’m at my happiest when I’m in my studio working on commissions. I think he’s right. I love the whole process of bouquet preservation from start to finish and I have worked really hard on perfecting the process so I can create bespoke pieces for each client.

One of my favourite things is to find pieces of confetti in between the petals, so much so that I’ve started to save it!

I squeezed in a quick trip to London during all the work obligations to visit my husband who was mid tour but based in London for a couple of days.

When I arrived at Euston I decided to walk over to East London rather than take the tube. I knew where I was going and the weather was decent so it was a lovely 2 hour walk (approx 6 miles).

We only had about a day and a half together before I came home and the tour continued so we opted for a walk along Regents Canal, a trip to Outernet so see the cherry blossom interactive exhibition, Canary Wharf and Soho.

I also got to visit Lead & Light in Camden which is my favourite stained glass shop. I wanted to stock up so I raided their gorgeous glass and bought that much I had it sent home by courier as there was no way I could carry that on the train.

We (Mike & I) finished the month on an absolute high by booking our family trip to NYC! I went with our older daughters in January 2023 and I really liked going at that time of year as it wasn’t a popular time for tourists. Far less queueing involved.

This time I’m going with my boys! Mike, Dallas, River & I are heading out in January for a week before Mike leaves for a long American tour. We are SO excited to be able to go to NYC together and grateful we’ll get this quality time together.