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Three things that I’ll be focusing on in 2021

This time every year we’re bombarded with messaging and pressure to set resolutions. New year, new you. That kind of thing. Personally I’ve never been one for that and I think January is just about the worst time of year to set goals or think about being productive. January for me is about eating Christmas […]

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Key dates for online orders this Christmas

For reasons that we’re all aware of, a lot of people will be doing at least some of their Christmas shopping online this year. Here are some key bits of information to bear in mind if you’re ordering from me online this year. Christmas posting dates Whether you’re ordering from my Etsy shop or from […]

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Ways to shop small this festive season

There’s been a lot of focus on finding ways to shop small this Christmas, although because it’s 2020 it’s not that simple. Here are some handy links to places you can get your Christmas shopping done and support small businesses at the same time – including Jem Loves to Draw. The other C-word It’s been a […]

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Christmas gift guide

Buying presents is one of the best bits about Christmas. I love the satisfaction of finding something that’s perfect for that person and seeing their face when they open it. Christmas is likely to feel a little different this year, but one of the silver linings to come out of 2020 is the support for […]

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Giving back

Last week I reached a small business milestone with my one hundredth sale on Etsy. I decided to mark this milestone with another – my first donation to charity as a business. Here’s a little more about the charities I chose to donate to and my future plans for giving back. One hundred 100 sales […]

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Frequently asked questions (and answers)

I’m taking part in the March Meet the Maker challenge on Instagram and one of the prompts is FAQs. This made me realise that I don’t have a list of FAQs on my website and that seems like bad form. In no particular order, here’s a round up of ten questions people frequently ask me […]

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8 steps I’m taking to be kinder to the planet

Finding ways to be kinder to the planet is high up on my list of priorities. Especially as so much of my work is inspired by nature and the natural world. Whether it’s minimising waste in my business or changing my habits in daily life, I’m trying to find small steps that I can consistently […]

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2020 goals

I had such high hopes of bouncing into 2020 full of beans and ready to go. But then the winter lurgy got me and I’ve spent most of the new year under a blanket with a head full of cold. The one thing it has given me is time off, which I’ve spent reflecting on […]