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Jul 01

June days in the studio

I don’t know about you but June flew by over here at the studio.

It was a busy month mainly because I spent the first week or so preparing to take a holiday. An actual bona fida break. No email, no internet, no social media.

It was so wonderful and definitely what my brain and my body needed. It was the first time, I think ever, that I wasn’t running my shop remotely or worrying about orders. I had my lovely sister keeping an eye on things back in Ireland and it meant that I got to totally switch off.

I didn’t even bring (more…)

have nothing in your home that you do not know to be useful. or believe to be beautiful by william morris

Mar 24

Happy Birthday William Morris

One of my favourite quotes by William Morris. On this his 182nd (more…)

in vain have I struggled, you must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you

Mar 22

A new product design: Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice is one of my favourite novels of all time. I remember studying it in school and falling in love with Jane Austen’s Darcy and Elizabeth. It is the book that I have reread the most and will probably continue to do so for many years to come.

A few months ago I scribbled down an idea I had for a new pencil set. This involved me (more…)

how to make your own string tie envelopes

Feb 09

Craft Tutorial: How to make a string tie envelope.

How to make your own String Tie Envelope

Time: 15/30 minutes

You can use these string tie envelopes to hold little gifts or to send your handmade cards to friends.

Theme the colours to your wedding and use them for confetti at your wedding party.

For Valentines Day, use them to hold homemade gift certificates. A really sweet and thoughtful gift that doesn’t break the bank.

They really turn an average token into a fantastic gift. You can also use them as packaging for jewellery, to give as a gift to someone special.

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romantic set of personalised dictionary pencils designed by six0six design

Feb 04

Big birthdays, getting featured, Spring Cleaning and the frontline

I originally intended this post to happen in January. A Happy New Year everyone, welcome to 2016, but as it in now February I think you can see that didn’t happen.

Because January was a bit epic. It is always so much busier than I think it will be and this year it was even more so.

Firstly I turned (more…)

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