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Sunday Showcase – new sketchbook and crisis of confidence

Well I started my new Paperblanks sketchbook this week, and to be honest I felt a lot of pressure to get the first couple of pages filled with ‘good sketches’, otherwise I would have convinced myself it was only my combination of pen and sketchbook that allowed me to freely draw some of my fave… Read more »

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Saturday Sights – RHS Harlow Carr

It’s never a good sign to be woken up by too much coughing, especially as my hubby has been ill all week. I’m not good at being ill, and am a terrible patient so there was only one thing for it, time to get out of the house. I decided to drag poor Dan to… Read more »

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Friday Faves – Montreal

This time last year we had just got back from Montreal to celebrate my 30th birthday, and I have to admit it was a city I immediately fell in love with and dream of going back. So, as I sit here daydreaming of my fave city I thought it would be a good theme for… Read more »

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Sunday Showcase – krafting

Well that time of the week has approached, and I wonder how Sunday eve is nearly upon us again. Time flies when you’re having fun, and as it was my birthday last week I took a few days off to spend some time with my hubby, see Counting Crows (amazing gig on my birthday, I… Read more »

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Sunday Showcase (on a Monday!) – Screenprinting

Ok, so I know it’s Monday but it’s been a busy weekend and with the continual battle with my diabetes I needed a day off yesterday so here’s a delayed Sunday Showcase. It’s a busy time for me at the moment getting stock ready for a new shop opening in Harrogate in June so I’ve… Read more »

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Sunday Showcase – Patterns

Well the MOYO competition date has come and gone (but there’s still time to read it) and I was mad enough to enter! Above are my 3 entries for my first ever surface pattern design series. I was definitely like a fish out of water with this one, and apart from deliberating non-stop over colour,… Read more »

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Tuesday Talent – The Little House Martin

As you may have gathered by now, my new passion is for screenprinting and aside from the gorgeous fabrics of Blueberry Park that I have become familiar with I have discovered a fab shop on Etsy called The Little House Martin, full of amazing hand printed fabrics from Leanne Fanny from right here in the… Read more »

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Sunday Showcase – Screen printing Part 2

I thought I would continue the screenprinting theme this week and share with you some of my finished designs. After leaving the Bluberry Park workshop I came home with the knowledge of how to use what little space I have to finish printing with an embroidery hoop and some fabric, and above are the finished… Read more »

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Sunday Showcase – Screenprinting Part 1

I’ve not been around for a while thanks to a lack of internet at home, so now we’re back online, albeit sporadically it’s blog time and what better way to start than by sharing a great screenprinting workshop I attended a few weeks ago courtesy of the lovely Karen from Blueberry Park. If you haven’t… Read more »