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Good things can happen when you give stuff away.

A new craze has hit me and my friends. It’s called the KonMari Method. To cut a very long story short you  get rid of tons of your stuff and end up living the life you’ve always dreamed of. It’s great.

As part of my sort out I went through my huge stash of wool and gave the cast-offs to a brilliant knitter who lives near me. Two weeks later I got these. Result. That’s the kind of life I want. Thank you Sarah.

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Present at Present & Correct

I’m very excited that I have my first stockist for my colouring in poster. Stationery addicts will probably have visited Present & Correct’s beautiful site and will appreciate how honoured I feel to be there along side such cool stuff. I visited their actual shop in Islington when I delivered the posters and it’s just as beautiful as the online version.

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Very Crowded at the V & A

pottery figs

 

China figurines are not really my thing but I love the way that they’ve been arranged standing in crowd in the ceramics cases at the V & A.  They all seem to be holding something, as if they are waiting to board a ship or something.

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I Love the Internet

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You come across fantastic people who are kind enough to scan whole books and let you have a look. One such person is Patricia M who has scanned loads of vintage books, many of them for children. They are such a great resource. I was having a mental block and diverted myself by weaving paper, using instructions from an old Caran D’Ache book that Patricia had scanned. Brilliant!

 

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Magazine Brighton

magazine

Just thought I’d mention that there’s an exciting new shop in Brighton that I wanted to spend all day in. It stocks all the cool magazines that you can’t find in Smiths. If you can’t get to Brighton you can visit on-line: http://www.magazinebrighton.com

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Stress Busting Colour-in Christmas cards

postcards

I am reliably informed by the BBC that colouring-in is a growing craze amongst adults as well as children. I have also heard that it is a new form of therapy in France. Which is great because it just so happens that I have designed some colouring-in Christmas cards. In the stressful lead up to Christmas give these cards to the most fraught member of your family and get them to colour them in before you send them off to friends and family. Job done, stress gone. These are now available in my shop and I’ll be selling them at the Artists and Makers market in Lewes on Saturday 6th December and the following Saturday at the Christmas Pop-up Market at Iford.