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. .
#motivationalmonday #embracemistakes #learnfromyourmistakes #freehandmachineembroidery #creativitywithmeaning #stitchingsmiles

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 😉😘) .
#mondaymotivation #motivationalmonday #pourmyselfacupofambition #youvegotdreamstheyllnevertakeaway #stitchingsmiles #creativitywithmeaning #calledtobecreative #designalifeyoulove #textileart #freehandmachineembroidery #freemotionembroidery #embroideryart #stitchersofinstagram #everystitchcounts #threadart
#stitchersofinstagram #molliemakers #ihavethisthingwithsewing #britishstitchers

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

Shop independent

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A bloody big rosette, because I’m proudly shopping small this Christmas, and proudly supporting @hollytucker and @hollyandcoworkshop in #campaignshopindependent .
#votewithyourmoney #supportsmallbusiness #supporttheindependents #shopsmall #freemotionbroidery #rosette #youdeserveamedal #creativitywithmeaning #stitchingsmiles

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

not on the high street

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It’s felt as if I’ve not had a lot of new work/content to post on here lately… and there’s been a reason for that. I am super excited to be able to tell you that I am now a @notonthehighstreet partner 🎉🎉 This is has been my dream for such a long time, and I just wanted to thank everyone who has supported me and helped me to get here – I’m waving all of the flags today!! 🚩
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#notonthehighstreet #noths #nothspartner #handmadegifts #creativityfound #followyourdreams #youcandoit #creativitywithmeaning #threadcounts #stitchingsmiles #contemporaryembroidery #woop

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

The amazing journey of an order

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Since I made the new thank you order that I put in with all of my orders, I’ve had almost as many messages about the note as I have about the products I’ve sent out. Because of that, I thought the next thing I had to make was a similar picture for other small businesses – not a thank you note, but a picture showing the amazing journey of an order. And here it is! I hope you like it!
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This is hot off the sewing machine, but I’ll be making prints, so if you’d like to be the first to know when these come in to stock, please sign up to my newsletter (there’s a link in the bio 😊💌) .
Happy Tuesday xxx
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#maker #makerslife #shopsmall #shopsmallbusiness #campaignshopsmall
#freehandmachineembroidery #stitchingsmiles #drawinginthread #creativitywithmeaning #ihavethisthingwithsewing #smallandmightybusiness

Fly the flag for small business

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It’s reaching that time of year where we’re starting to think about Christmas – whether it’s frantically prepping for fairs, shop and online sales, starting to see flurries of orders coming in 🤞, or writing lists of things to gift. .
Whatever the reason, a shop small badge is the perfect addition to your cardie to wave the small (but mighty) flag for the small (but mighty) businesses. I have maker versions like this, which I splattered in paint or my regular blue, both of which are free motion embroidered with the teeny tiniest writing and available on my website. .
Fly the flag for small businesses 🚩
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#maker #makersbadge #makerslife #shopsmall #shopsmallbusiness #campaignshopsmall #handmadepennant
#handmadeflag #embroideredflag #freehandmachineembroidery #stitchingsmiles #drawinginthread #creativitywithmeaning #ihavethisthingwithsewing #smallandmightybusiness #positivepennant #pennantbanner #pennantbadge #justacard

The key is to believe

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The key is to believe
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#believeinyourself #believe #creativehappylife #creativitywithmeaning #freehandmachineembroidery #freemotionembroidery
#embroideryinstaguild #threadpainting #AurifilArtisan #mondaymotivation #mondaymantra #motivationalmonday #stitchingsmiles #drawinginthread #ihavethisthingwithsewing #newweek

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