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When nothing is your jam

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Do you feel a bit blah? Muddling through your days, getting things done, but with a dulled sense of motivation, purpose or enjoyment? If you’re feeling like nothing is your jam, perhaps what you’re feeling is languish.   What is … Read More

Alright treacle

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I can’t quite believe I’m typing this, but I’m unbelievably excited to tell you that I’m a nominee in the @hollytucker Independent Business awards in the category modern craft. Knowing how many people were nominated, it just blows my mind that I’ve … Read More

Bonne sante, stay well

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Sending you all a jar of bonne santé this sunny Sunday. Put it on your toast, serve it with a scone – I hope it’ll bring you a new week of good health. You don’t need me to tell you all the things you need to do to stay well by now, so just make sure you keep doing them xx… Read More

If in doubt

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If in doubt … ☕️ I shared some videos of me making an order yesterday over on stories and had a lot of comments and questions about how I work, so I thought It was worth a mention here too! This is how each piece of my artwork is made, using a technique called freehand machine embroidery. The mechanism to pull fabric through the sewing machine has been turned off, so the drawings and writing are made by me guiding the fabric around on the machine – a bit like drawing, albeit by moving the paper instead of the pencil. I go really slowly (I like to call it mindfully!) I don’t use a sewing machine foot (which I’m only mentioning because it’s the question people ask the most.. someone will probably ask today!) and my only trick is that I practice every day, which isn’t really a trick at all!

Happy Thursday everyone xxx… Read More

Close-up

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I am 1000% a details person. Whether that’s in trying to sew things as small ( but neat) as my eyesight will allow, in my eternal quest for the smoothest, most unwrinkled backing fabric that your eye ever did see (which is no mean feat with heavily worked embroidery, but let me tell you wrinkled fabric is my visual equivalent of nails on a chalkboard) or in adding little unexpected touches – In short, I am ever the Amélie Poulain; looking for things that no one else catches.… Read More

Totally tearrific

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You might remember back in the summer last year I was asked to make a picture of a crisp packet as a wedding gift. Which got we wondering what else I could tweak to fit such an occasion and become a bit more personal.… Read More

Another magic Monday

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A new day, a new week. That’s 168 hours (which doesn’t actually sound like that many to me!) or 10080 minutes of exciting possibilities – magic✨

I hope this little blue flag is the blue-est thing about your day today.

I don’t much care for the whole notion of blue Monday – bad days are not determined by a formula or the date or the weather. Actually it’s looking like it’s going to be a beautiful clear day and I hope that’s making you feel really cheery!

If that’s not where you are at the moment though; if you don’t feel excitement, don’t see all those possibilities, if you’re finding things hard – I’m sending lots of love and a massive hug in your direction. And please know that I’m very gently cheering you on with my little flag xxx… Read More

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