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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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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Makers banner

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I’m so pleased that my makers banners are getting lots of love, because I really love them too! My main criteria for printing on to fabric was that I really wanted the option of being able to personalise/embellish the final piece, and I’m just loving all the words of wisdom that you’re asking me to sew!
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There is still another week until half term here, but I’ve already got my next design planned out, so that I can grab any quiet moments to bring it to life 🗺
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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 are enough

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In case you were wondering
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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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