Playing with paint

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I had great fun splattering fabric paint 🎨 over material, my workshop and all over myself yesterday (sadly it was only once I got home from the school run that I realised I had been sporting a yellow eyebrow 🤪) I wanted to make some maker badges that looked like they were cut from a painters apron – like a maker had made them 😊. There are a few different wording options, which I’ve listed over on my website now.
Have a great day xxx
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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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Hooray – positive pennant

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Hooray, it’s the weekend!
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You can – positive pennants

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I was stitching flags a few weeks ago, when I dreamt that I had also stitched some really tiny flag badges. This seemed like quite a good idea (which just goes to show that time resting is never wasted!) so I got sewing!
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I decided to wear one for a few days to see how they stood up to wear and tear, so put one on my coat and promptly forgot it was there. .
The findings of the wear and tear test resulted in a tweak to construction, but to my delight, also led to the observation that wearing a ‘you can’ badge can significantly improve the your quality of interaction with strangers!
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I’ve attached them to cards, so they can be gifted (but to my mind there’s really nothing wrong with treating your favourite coat 😉) link in bio
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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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Remember to breathe

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While I was working in the MakeSpace at Bristol Museum last week, I was struck by quite how many people commented on how slowly I stitch – almost everyone who stopped to watch in fact. As I’m self taught and it’s just me in my workshop, I’ve never had a bench mark or given any thought to the matter. Being described as slow is not something that we generally aspire to is it? In school, in sport, in anything – who wants to be slow?! Yet the more people said it, the more I realised that it wasn’t being said in a bad way. A lady sat and watched me work for ages and remarked ‘how wonderfully mindful’ and just like that, slow didn’t seem all that bad.
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There are so many benefits to simply slowing down … most crucially remembering to breathe. Sounds like a pretty obvious – not to mention innate -thing to do, and yet how often do we find ourselves feeling frazzled, with our shoulders near our ears, barely breathing at all? The benefits of breathing deeply to our psychological and physiological well being are overwhelming. It may seem a little unnecessary to remind ourselves to breathe, but I’ll bet you notice a difference when you do.
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Have a lovely week (full of deep breaths!) Emma xx
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