How to feel happy

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How to feel happy…
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Words of advice from a seven year old this morning – I think she’s got it sussed!
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It’s not just my writing that lives on notepad pictures, they’re the perfect way to capture the writing ✍️of loved ones young and old. .
Have a happy Monday xx
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Happy dance

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It’s been a while since I’ve shared a work in progress shot, so I thought I’d show you a little snippet of a new note picture that I’ve been working on. This one is called The amazing journey of an order. I decided to make it after all of the lovely comments and photo shares I get for my Thank you slip that I put in with my own orders
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I obviously couldn’t leave out that happy dance feeling, and because it really does make me feel very happy getting an order I added a sparkly disco ball! .
Wishing you a Wednesday filled with disco ball moments!! Emma xx
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The journey of an idea

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Today is international artists day, so pick up your pens, paints or pins and needles and create! .

UPDATE – I completely forgot to tell you … I’ve listed journey of an idea greetings cards in my shop – there’s a link in my bio
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Brilliant

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It’s the weekend, time to sparkle and shine
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Apparently cleaning is where it’s at these days, so I‘ve ventured to the next aisle in the supermarket – the packaging is fab there!
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Have a great weekend xxx
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You got this

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Nobody told this daisy that it got things wrong, that really a lawn was where it ought to be, for daisies don’t grow on walls… if they had, it’d have taken no notice and carried on looking bright and cheery there anyway. It just found it’s spot and did it’s own thing. And that’s what you should do too.
You’ve got this xxx
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You are awesome

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Thanks for all of the amazing messages and comments yesterday – I’m sending you all a medal for being awesome 🌟🎖
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My son Oscar was quite taken by the brave medal from my greatest showman set, and asked for one that said awesome with a star on it … he very rarely asks for anything (other than money for computer games😒) and I’m pretty sure that he wasn’t actually expecting me to make it, as it’s now taken pride of place buried under a pile of stuff on his desk (I think perhaps it needs an extra stripe that reads messy 😆) .
if you’re interested in your own bespoke badge, just drop me a line. Have a great Wednesday xx . . .
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Hendricks card

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I realised yesterday that it’s a year since I made the Hendricks bottle – my very first food – well, drink – picture … this mightn’t seem like a big milestone, but to me it’s a significant one. It marked a change of focus in my work, a tentative step to do my own thing and start making what really interested me. I had a bit of a wobble recently, when I tried (and failed!) to join an embroidery art group … and was made to feel that my work wasn’t good enough. I tell you this not for sympathy (luckily for me I have the most amazing team of cheerleaders, who help me to brush experiences like this away – thanks everyone 😊) but because my takeaway from the experience was an important one; do what you do and keep on doing it – people who criticise, judge, or try to change your path really aren’t your people.
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I also realised that I hadn’t listed these cards on my website – there’s a link in my bio
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Embrace your mistakes

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Is failure evidence that you will never be talented … or a sign of how much you have grown? .
We tend to focus on celebrating our successes and hide away the failed attempts that have brought us there, so it’s pretty easy for the critic within to assume that nobody else makes mistakes. .
At school we take tests and from an early age we start to become entrenched in this absolute mindset; right/wrong, success/fail. Really though, we need to cast our minds back a little further. Human babies arrive to the world pretty unskilled compared to most animals. Some animals clamber up and walk about within a few hours of being born, when it takes us months to even be able to hold our heads up. We arrive with very few innate skills and have to learn everything. We learn to walk by trying and falling over and trying again. We need to remember that it’s ok to try and fall and try again.
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I heard the words on my ketchup bottle in a video I watched on this subject when I attended the congregation of inspiration. I hope you’ll remember them the next time you get annoyed at yourself when things don’t work out right first time.
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You can’t pour from an empty cup

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I gave myself an unplanned day away from the sewing machine yesterday … a spell of insomnia was really starting to take its toll 😬and I suddenly realised it was completely crazy to just keep on keeping on. .
Of course I spent a lot of the day thinking about the fact that I hadn’t sewn a stitch or been active on my social media account, and I was really thinking I wouldn’t post today either … but then I remembered this picture and thought it seemed fitting.
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So I met my mum for a cup of tea. I didnt do any close work, I did no housework, I took my son Oscar out after school to have a catch up, I drank about 400% more water than I have done in weeks (and didn’t have a headache for the first time in days either) I made sure I fed myself properly. And as well as feeling an awful lot better for it, the world didn’t stop because I did (even Instagram took a pause yesterday, so it must have been the day for it).
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Have a good day x . . .
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You are enough

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In case you were wondering
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