Work in progress

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It’s always time for tea
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Your worth is not measured in likes

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Your worth is not measured in likes. .
Happy Monday, have a great week.
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Happy Birthday

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I realised it was probably about time to add some birthday cards to my card/food collection, so here’s the first. It had (in my head at least!) to be a tin of tomatoes. 🍅 Squashed tomatoes… peeled plum tomatoes … it’s not far off 🤷‍♀️
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Have a great day (let me know if it’s your birthday – I did try googling what the chances were that it’d be one of my followers’, and my head exploded 🤯!) … and sorry if you’re humming happy birthday to yourself for the rest of the day 🎶
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#foodiefriday #foodart

Totally champion maker

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Creativity, imagination, passion, obsession, vision, expression, daydreams, emotions, inspiration, compulsion, and lots and lots of tea. All in the recipe for a totally champion maker – do you have any other secret ingredients?
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This card is a reproduction of one of my original food pictures, and is available on my website and Etsy store .
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Just keep going

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Your Monday morning to do list – make sure you tick them all off. Have a great day x
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Finding inspiration

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Day 4 of #positivelyinspiring15 is inspiration – here’s how I find mine.
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A funny story (although perhaps only because the ending wasn’t too disaterous) when I was working at the make space in Bristol museum in July, I thought it would be nice to take some unframed pieces so that people could have a good look and see the back of pieces, which often seems to be quite interesting … anyway, a lady walked in to the room and plonked her red handbag and water bottle right on top of the original of this picture 😱😱…she clearly didn’t find it very inspiring 🤣
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If you find it more inspiring than the bag lady (as we’ll now call her … serves her right for being rude 😂) , cards are available on my website, etsy shop and from @hollyandcoworkshop and A4 prints are also available in my shop .
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World positivity day – Positive pennants

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It’s World Positivity Day – Yay!
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To celebrate, @wearescamp have created a #positivelyinspiring15 insta challenge. I’m not amazing at photo challenges, but as I love the idea of posting thoughtful and inspiring words or pictures anyway, I’m going to try my hardest to join in!
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When I was making bigger (but small!) flags the other day, I kept thinking how cute it’d be to make really tiny ones as badges. I’ve been road testing them this week, as I’ve made some with and some without the little flag sticks – my fear is that the sticks will be super annoying and catch on everything … that doesn’t seem to be the case for me, but I haven’t done the kid test yet (dog tests went well, although the subject was not very Co-operative to photograph) if you have any better ideas of what I could use instead – please do say. I love the idea of meeting a friend or passing someone in the street and giving them a little cheer without even realising you’re doing it! What do you think?
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Hoping you all have a happy, positive World Positivity day xx
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To do list

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A little list of things for you to do this morning – it’s small but important! .
I don’t know about you, but I’m still catching up from the school holidays – I’m almost there now, but I often underestimate how long everything will take me … and how many hours I have in the day. It can be a bit disheartening looking at an ever-growing list of things to do, especially if you feel like you’re not reaching the things you really want to get to (which is usually when our good old friend comparison steps in to notice that everyone else seems to be managing it, and you’re getting left behind) but what’s a list without a few fun things added in? A few things that you can cross off straight away (because I know I can’t be the only one who does that!) some really important things, like remembering how amazing you are.
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Happy Wednesday everyone xxx
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Yes you can

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In case you were wondering… you completely can! Keep saying yes to opportunities, and keep telling yourself that you can do it. Have a great week – you’ve got this.
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I love making flags, and that’s exactly what I’ve done this week! I’ve listed on my website, but I’m working on clever thing on my website (when I say me, it’s the royal me, because it’s obvs Mr G and not me at all 😂) so that you can choose different colour options and also ..maybe .. add your own words. I’m having a think on that one 🤔 there’s a link in the bio anyway x
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Alright Treacle

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Alright Treacle!
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I’m working on some new food pictures (for some more seasonal cards) so while I’m catching up from the school holidays, here’s an old make- thanks to all of my lovely followers for the amazing support – you’re proper sweethearts 💕
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Cards are available in my shop
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Happy Friday everyone – have a great weekend xx
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