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Catch up, Makers 4 Refugees and exciting things to come

Well my good intentions of posting to my blog every week or two at the latest clearly haven’t been working out.  I see so many people saying they feel bad about not managing to do it all and I’m the same if I’m honest.  I think about how I’m not blogging probably once a day which is ridiculous as I should probably just sit for 10 minutes and share a few thoughts and pictures (I have oh so many).  Today is about a quick little catch up with my online pals so let me pour you a virtual cuppa 😉  Continue reading Catch up, Makers 4 Refugees and exciting things to come

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Organics and the road to sustainability

Finally GOTS certified organic cotton bags and scarves are coming!  I am so excited about this and I hope many of you will be too so this new branch can thrive and grow.  I’d like to share some of the process I’ve gone through coming to find just the right fabric.  Continue reading Organics and the road to sustainability

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The life changing magic of keeping a sketchbook.

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Why keep a visual diary or sketchbook?  Whether or not you call yourself an artist, a maker or creative at all there are huge benefits to keeping one.  For anyone who already has a written journal or diary you know how nice it is to look back at where you were in mind and body at a certain time in the past.  A visual journal is just the same but without text.  There are no limits and bad drawings, messy pages and writing are entirely allowed.  Continue reading The life changing magic of keeping a sketchbook.

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Going pro and other stories

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So recently I haven’t been online as much as usual but sometimes other stuff must take priority despite my insta-addiction.  I have been busy pushing forward with my handmade business.  Shops have been contacting me, I’ve had some very inspiring custom orders and about 6 weeks ago I got a second hand (very vintage) industrial sewing machine. It took ages to find once I had decided it was the way to go but it was a very exciting ‘going-pro’ turning point! Continue reading Going pro and other stories

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Fear, anxiety + the will to push through

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So what does fear have to do with making bags?  Nothing and yet everything.  To me Grey Whale is not just about bags it is about a different way of living, thinking and seeing the world.  It’s about creativity and mindfulness in a bid to do my bit for humanity in some small way at least. Continue reading Fear, anxiety + the will to push through