New mistakes

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Dear mistakes,
Over the years, I feel like we’ve come to know one another quite well, and although it might not seem like it in the heat of the moment, you’ve taught me a lot. So from one friend to another, I hope you won’t mind me suggesting that it might be time for a bit of an image overhaul? i don’t know how to break this to you, so let me be honest, people often seem to see you as being a bit …erm, negative. I don’t know, perhaps they feel like a bit of a failure when you’re around? And maybe they feel like if other people see you hanging around them, they might be a bit judgy.
I think we both know that this isn’t the case, and that you have a lot to teach us when we have a really good think about what you’re trying to say, so can I suggest it’s maybe time for a bit of a rebrand? Perhaps you might consider a new name even – happy accident would be my suggestion – let me know what you think next time I see you, I don’t suppose it’ll be long
Your friend
Emma
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#marchmeetthrmaker is a photo challenge to showcase where why and how makers make. The prompt for today is mistake/lesson. .
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Cup of ambition

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I suspect that most of us are working much more than 9 to 5 at the moment, but a cup of ambitions is still just what you need on a Monday morning(and a new song stuck in your head – you’re welcome 😉😘) .
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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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The key is to believe

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The key is to believe
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Celebrate every tiny victory

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How often do you whizz through life without stepping back to take stock of what you’ve accomplished? How often do you use the word ‘just’ when describing your efforts?
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My homework for you this week is to celebrate all of the little victories… I’ll start you off, I’m celebrating that I’ve been to the post office every day for the past fortnight (and sending a massive thank you for keeping me busy while I’m at it!) what are you celebrating? Comment below and I’ll give you a big cheer!!
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Have a great week xxx
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Ps sorry for the very annoying dog hair on this flag … I’m just calling it Molly’s contribution to the task .. maybe she barked at a cat or something!
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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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Makers manifesto

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An extra special motivational Monday post, of a new product that I’m so very excited to share with you. .
Throughout August, I drip fed you with little snippets of what I was working on, and I can finally show you the finished piece. This banner is a collection of words of wisdom that I thought would be super-inspiring to keep in a workspace – a manifesto for makers if you will – to help keep us all on our creative paths. .
I’ve had the original artwork printed on to cotton, so that it doesn’t take too long or cost too much for me to make them, but, to keep them personal and extra special, I’ve also left a space in the centre of the banner that I can embellish with your own words to make it extra special and meaningful to you. (That being said, if you do feel like treating yourself, I also have four originals… I’m still deciding how best to frame them, but if you’re interested, drop me a message)
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This is my workshop banner, and the words I’ve chosen to add are taken from a few of the very many words that I took away from the congregation of inspiration on Friday – I’ll be sure to post more on that throughout the week, but it really was a day like no other. .
Happy Monday – hope you have a great week x
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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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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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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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