Black Friday

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Whether you like or loathe the idea, Black Friday seems like it’s here to stay. It’s set up shop, and has not only very determinedly permeated itself into our consciousness, but has also quickly spilt itself out to be a week-long affair. After all, we all love a bargain.
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But lots of small businesses really feel the pinch and the pressure to compete. We put a lot of work in to maintaining competitive and realistic prices the whole year through. Whatever route they’ve decided to take today, you can bet they’ve put a lot of thought in to it.
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So now it’s time for me to tell you what I’ll be doing! Firstly, for this weekend, when you enter the code FRIYAY at checkout you can get 20% off all printed items ?
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And why all the food pictures today? Well I’m not discounting them I’m afraid. But actually, I’ve also never offered them for sale, so just for this weekend, each of the original artworks is available to buy. They’re all one offs (although as I’ve already had a lot of enquiries about some certain syrup tins, which ive allowed a limited number of back-orders, which can be delivered in time for Christmas… actually I hate to disappoint anyone, so if you miss something you’d really like, drop me a line) They are priced fairly to reflect the work that’s gone in to designing them – where I’ve tweaked them ? – and the skill that’s gone in to making them. They are on sale in as much as I don’t normally sell them! ( and actually I feel a bit like I’ve listed my children right now ??) you can find a link in my bio for the food pictures category I’ve added to my website. .
I hope you’ll be okay with my little Foodie Black Friday xx
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#foodiefriday #foodart #blackfriday #supportthemakers #supportsmallbusiness #campaignshopindependent #AurifilArtisan #creativehappylife #creativitywithmeaning #calledtobecreative #designalifeyoulove #textileart #freehandmachineembroidery #freemotionembroidery #embroideryart #stitchersofinstagram #everystitchcounts
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Disco balls

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Today is all about the disco balls! I’m embellishing Journey of an order prints (there’s a link to the listing in my bio if you’d like one) and I’m covered in glitter.
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I hope you’re having a happy dance filled Thursday!
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Emma xx
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Ps, just so you know, I’ve posted an update about Black Friday on my stories ??
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Be somebody

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One of the most unexpectedly inspiring things I have watched, was a documentary on bbc 4 about Daft Punk. I stumbled upon it quite by accident when I paused the programme I’d been watching to put the kettle on. It told a story of two artists having a vision, staying on their own path, knowing their worth, pushing the boundaries of their art and of staying humble. I don’t think you need to be particularly interested in their music to be able to take something away from that ( it’s now on Netflix if you decide you want to watch it)
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You may be wondering what on Earth this has to do with the picture … one of the anecdotes I loved was the story behind their name, which came from a scathing review in Melody Maker of an early gig, referring to the ‘daft punky music’ they played.
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Be somebody nobody thought you could be (especially the critics)
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Shop independent

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A bloody big rosette, because I’m proudly shopping small this Christmas, and proudly supporting @hollytucker and @hollyandcoworkshop in #campaignshopindependent .
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Shop small

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S H O P S M A L L
A little message with a big difference. While you’re doing your Christmas shopping this year, please consider supporting the small and independent businesses who so appreciate your custom.
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Each one of my tiny flag badges (all of my work in fact) is freehand embroidered just like this. Which means that each one is made with my own handwriting. Each one is ever so slightly different, because a real person made it. And each piece is unique and special. That’s what you buy when you shop small.
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If you have any fairs coming up and would like to wave the flag to shop small, badges are available on my website – link in bio – and at @hollyandcoworkshop .
#campaignshopindependent #buysomethingspecial #supportsmall #pennantflag #handmadeflag #embroideredflag #freemotionembroidery #freehandmachineembroidery #stitchingsmiles #drawinginthread #creativitywithmeaning #joyspotting #ihavethisthingwithsewing #craftsposure #britishstitchers #newweek #youcandoitdecor #positivepennants #shopsmall #stitchingsupport… Read More

Amazing journey

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I took an exciting print delivery yesterday, so this is to let you know that I’ve now updated my shop (link in bio) .
There are currently three options available ; A4 prints, A4 embellished prints (with a glittery disco ball stitched on – that’s right A DISCO BALL!!!) and the first few, which were printed just a bit too close to the edges to sit comfortably in a frame … I realised they’d still be perfect if you want to tape it to the wall, so I’ve listed them in the sale section as seconds. .
Wishing you an amazing Saturday full of happy dances! .
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Thank you

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A huge thank you for all of your comments and likes to my post on Wednesday. I love you all more than custard creams (and that’s a lot) xxxx
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not on the high street

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It’s felt as if I’ve not had a lot of new work/content to post on here lately… and there’s been a reason for that. I am super excited to be able to tell you that I am now a @notonthehighstreet partner ?? This is has been my dream for such a long time, and I just wanted to thank everyone who has supported me and helped me to get here – I’m waving all of the flags today!! ?
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Alright Treacle

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As today is world kindness day, a job for your to do list is to search out all of those opportunities to carry out small acts of kindness. I’m going to start by thanking you all for supporting me with your likes, comments and lovely orders, and then send some cards to people just because – what will you do today to be kind?
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(Alright treacle cards are available in my shop – link in bio)
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Start

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You don’t have to be ready, you just have to start. My motivation this Monday comes to you in the form of a notepad I made for myself. Because I don’t know about you, but I’m often brimming with ideas, but I also often wait for everything to be ‘perfect’ before getting started, or showing you what I’m doing, or finishing things off. I don’t know when this elusive perfect moment is likely to happen … never most likely … so, i made a notebook giving myself a little reminder (/kick up the arse) to just get on with it. What do you do when this happens? If you have a better plan than making yourself a notepad with a flag in it -which is surely just a pretty form of procrastination after all – I’d love to know!
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Happy Monday everyone xx
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#start #juststart #doitanyway #mondaymotivation #mondaymantra #positivemessage #positivemessageoftheday #positivepennants #newnotepad #freehandmachineembroidery #ihavethisthingwithsewing #aurifilartisan #bristoletsyteam #justdoit… Read More

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