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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#provethemwrong #besomebodynobodythoughtyoucouldbe #itsnotthecriticwhocounts #creativitywithmeaning #freemotionembroidery #minibanner #stitchingsmiles… Read More

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! .
#theamazingjourneyofanorder #print #A4print #embroideryart #makerslife #workshopart #workshopdecor creativehappylife #creativitywithmeaning #calledtobecreative #designalifeyoulove #textileart #freehandmachineembroidery #freemotionembroidery #embroideryart #stitchersofinstagram #everystitchcounts
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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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Yay

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?I’ve just noticed that I’ve reached 4000 followers?
As a huge thank you to each and every one of you if you place an order on my website this weekend and enter the code 4KYAY you will get 10% off your order xx
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#hooray #sendingapositivemessage #handmadepennant
#handmadeflag #embroideredflag #freemotionembroidery #freehandmachineembroidery #stitchingsmiles #drawinginthread #creativitywithmeaning #joyspotting #ihavethisthingwithsewing #molliemakers #britishstitchers #smallandmightybusiness #positivepennant #pennantflag #pennantbanner #positivepennants #pennantbadge… Read More

Believe in yourself

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Did you know that the chance of you existing is pretty well non existent? The probability is 1 in 10 to the power of 2,695,000 (yes that’s right, a ten followed by 2,695,000 zeros) which means, by default, you really are pretty amazing. Now that we have established just how brilliant you are, I don’t think there’s much point in doubting yourself is there?
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I spent all day yesterday making flags, and this is my new favourite! The listings will be live later today, but just drop me a message if you’d like one x
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#believeinyourself #youareamazing #itmustbetrueitsmaths #creativepath #creativejourney #wordsofwisdom #creativitywithmeaning #drawinginthread #positivegifts #inspiringgifts #giftsformakers #pennantsofpositivity #banner #freehandmachineembroidery #freemotionembroidery #everystitchcounts #modernmakers #drawinginthread #ihavethisthingwithsewing #molliemakers #aurifilartisan #bristoletsyteam #smallandmightybusiness… Read More

Choose to shine

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Do not dim your light to fit in. Stand tall, take your place, share your light and be happy. Inspire others around you to do the same. Choose to shine.
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#choosetoshine #takeyourplace #standtall #behappy #AurifilArtisan #creativehappylife #creativitywithmeaning #calledtobecreative #designalifeyoulove #textileart #freehandmachineembroidery #freemotionembroidery #embroideryart #stitchersofinstagram #everystitchcounts #threadart
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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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#motivationalmonday #mondaymotivation #mondaymantra #wordsofwisdom #howtobehapoy #creategood #creativitywithmeaning #drawinginthread #positivegifts #cottoncalligraphy #freehandmachinetembroidery #freemotionembroidery #everystitchcounts #modernmakers #drawinginthread #ihavethisthingwithsewing #molliemakers #aurifilartisan #bristoletsyteam… Read More

Courage is the key

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Courage has many different guises; it might mean standing up in a room full of people to talk, speaking out for something you believe in, or following your heart. It can be a large gesture or something seemingly small. It could mean getting out of bed in the morning.
If you’re facing a situation where you feel like you need a little bit more courage, this is the perfect reminder to pin on your coat. I’ve uploaded this and the believe key to my website. I also know that life can need many keys ( it’s been half term for my kids this week, and patience is the main one I have needed!) so do get in touch if you’d like a key with a different word.
Have a great weekend.
Emma x
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#havecourage #bebrave #believe #positivebadges #creativehappylife #creativitywithmeaning #freehandmachineembroidery #freemotionembroidery
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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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#wip #wipwednesday #discoball #happydance #journeyofanorder #supportsmallbusiness #campaignshopsmall #doyourownthing #followyourownpath #creativepath #creativejourney #wordsofwisdom #creativitywithmeaning #drawinginthread #positivegifts #inspiringgifts #giftsformakers #freehandmachinetembroidery #freemotionembroidery #everystitchcounts #modernmakers #drawinginthread #ihavethisthingwithsewing #molliemakers #aurifilartisan #bristoletsyteam #smallandmightybusiness… Read More

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