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Shopping globally, inspired locally

Don’t you just love our flexible outlook on life? Most of us have that strange ability to hold two totally opposing views at the same time. 288 more words

East Anglia

Double feature, double exposure - no wait, triple!

We have an expression here in England, I used to say it a lot when I lived in London “You wait half an hour for a bus and then three come along at once!”. 140 more words


Selected for Valentine Showcase

There is a paradox at the heart of selling your work online, it feels personal and local and yet it is actually global. I am not sure whether this aspect of exhibiting and trading has prompted the setting up of ‘supporting/sharing’ platforms such as… 70 more words


Show & Smell!


This weekend I was busy making swarovski encrusted scented wedding pillar candles so that I can take some pictures to put up on Etsy. Those swarovski crystals suuure are fiddly!! 79 more words


Mollie Makes Me Angry

I first saw a flyer for the new craft magazine Mollie Makes when I was teaching at the Stitch and Craft show earlier this year. At last, I thought, a contemporary multi-disciplinary craft magazine that I might be able to write for. 917 more words


Social Media & Creativity - UKHandmade

The Summer issue of UK Handmade Magazine was published this week and you can read it online HERE (click on the enlarge button to the bottom left to read it full screen). 84 more words


UK Handmade Altered Books Round Robin – Tracey’s Book

The last book I altered as part of the Round Robin Swap was Tracey Chorley’s, which was a wonderfully thick book of poetry.  I thought it would be quite easy to choose which pages to alter and get on with it, since the inspiration was right there in front of me in the form of the poems.  224 more words

Art And Creativity