I have an old diary as my notebook of choice at the moment - probably because it is spotty but partly as it's carried over from last year. I jot EVERYTHING down in it and don't want to even think about what I'd do if I lost it - it's my life!
It's full of lists, ideas, projects, sketches, bits of paper, doodles more lists.....
At the moment I have many things in development for next year - the most frustrating thing is not being able to share any of it, in any detail with you as yet, as I have to keep everything under wraps. We would normally be finalising and launching a range of new products to coincide with Harrogate Home and Gift but we have decided to do just the one Trade Show this year and with it just the one set of new products. The idea being, to take a Summer off and have time to enjoy the children as they're growing up soooo very quickly and to slow things down a little from the pace I'd been working at, over the past 3 years.
So the normal design process is ticking along quietly in the background, decisions are being made, projects are being ticked off in preparation for 2013.
I'm hoping it will be worth the wait!