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Raising the bar

I’m spending a lot more time in the shop lately, which seems quite a statement given most weeks I’m here 5 days out of 7 regardless. 1,371 more words

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A Creative Heart

I was interviewed last week by Jill Glenn, the editor of a local magazine called Optima. She visited me in the shop and we sat upstairs in the workshop drinking tea whilst I enthused about stencils, Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and creativity in general. 116 more words


Bin bags and paper trails

The first time our green bin went missing, and after my first unsatisfactory phone call with the council, but before I realised that the bins would disappear and reappear several times; I thought I’d put off arranging for a replacement bin to be delivered until I knew I was going to be home on the delivery day to receive it. 374 more words


A Responsibility

For  a few years now I have been making pictures from broken and vintage jewellery. When the shop first opened, I was concentrating more on the stencils, paint and furniture and time being what it is, the pictures fell by the way side. 286 more words


Keeping it interesting

I’m in the shop as I write. I’m sitting at the front desk looking out the front window as the world passes by. People go by, shoppers out to get their weekly groceries, or couples looking to sit themselves in a cafe somewhere, or else people – women mainly – on their way back from gym or yoga, all of them in their lycra. 458 more words

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