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Month: February 2019

Total Tina – Barbie Role Reversal

Total Tina – Barbie Role Reversal

Hi there! Thanks for popping in. Over in Gillingham, watching rugby six nations with my parents and Dave. The French came out on top earlier, and now we‘ll see whether the Welsh or the English win. I‘m easy either way actually. May the best team win!! I want to share a very cool idea with you, which clever Tina shared with me. She sent me a text the other day. ‚Been doodling‘, it said….. So we started a banter. Barb:…

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Potaloton today!

Potaloton today!

Hi there! Thanks for popping in. Stepped away from the Clarity coalface for the morning and went down the Claypit to a pottery throwdown for a whole 4 hours. Absolutely loved it. Wasn’t particularly productive in terms of output; didn’t throw a load of pots. But I did get totally immersed in the feel of the clay, the way it reacts to pressure and water. I actually cut through a few pots with a cheesewire when I had made them,…

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Sometimes….

Sometimes….

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. I’ve got one eye on Tina and Paul, who are crafting away merrily on HOCHANDA, and am chatting to you at the same time! Today is a slow day here. I knew last night, when I left the office at past midnight, that it would be. I don’t think you actually gain anything by doing a double-shift, do you? Unless you’re on double-time wagewise – which I’m not!! What you gain workwise on Day…

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Stay in Your Lane!

Stay in Your Lane!

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. Steve and I are still here at Clarity. I have had a second wind, as they say, and have decided to just keep going till the job’s done. So that’s a forever then !!! Whilst Tina and Paul are entertaining you on HOCHANDA this evening and tomorrow, (superb little plates illustrated by Tina), Steve is going full throttle making Groovi Plates (for the NEC Exhibition) and new stencils for Leonie’s show on 1st March,…

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A Brief Youtube intro into our Pergamano tools

A Brief Youtube intro into our Pergamano tools

Hi there. Sorry I am so late today. Long day at the office… but that’s ok. My choice. Poor old Brother Steve is on nights all week! I felt bad leaving him there tonight; but there’s so much to make, he said there’s no way round it. So tomorrow, Dave and I are going in to keep him company in the evening – best time to get stuff done !! And we are bound to have a laugh along the…

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What a Result !!!!

What a Result !!!!

Hi there! Thanks for popping in. Monday’s blog is highlighting The Stamp of the Month is the Birds in a Tree Three-Way Overlay Stamp, I love love blimming love this set !!! If you watched the first in a series of Craftalongabarbieandjanice on HOCHANDA yesterday, then you will now know just how versatile and cool these 3-up stamps are. And this beautiful design by Mel just works perfectly in every permutation possible. Check out our offers here! I’ll be honest….

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Craftalongabarbieandjanice!

Craftalongabarbieandjanice!

Hi there. Just got in from the Hochanda studios. Long day indeed. But what a day! Wasn’t Janice just a delight? I do love that woman. When she spilled glitter all over her mat and then tried to bend it into a funnel, I nearly lost it. The only thing I wished for was more time. I felt that the Groovi project got caught short. So. I shall YouTube the Groovi project this week, or as soon as Simon gets…

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Tick those Boxes!

Tick those Boxes!

Hi there. Happy Saturday! What are you up to? Been up since the crack of sparrows, going through the CraftalongaBarbie TV Classroom one more time. There’s a lot to pack and consider! I am not nervous yet – that’ll kick in tomorrow morning! But it’s fine. I know we will have a blast and you will enjoy yourselves. The really cool thing is that many hundreds of you will be joining in. Picture that. Hundreds of crafters in hundreds of…

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Paul’s Left Me!!!

Paul’s Left Me!!!

Hi there. Thanks for popping in! Paul’s left me! Well, he’s taken up residence at HOCHANDA , because he’s on telly yet again tomorrow evening at 6pm. Qué? You thought he had actually left me?!? Now be serious. We are family. Maria took all the midmonth One Day Specials off his hands, so that he can lend a hand with last minute TV shows as the gaps appear in the roster. Believe you me, we’re on it like a car…

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It’s all a Myth.

It’s all a Myth.

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. So glad you enjoyed Maria on HOCHANDA yesterday! Didn’t she do a cracking job? Super demonstrations! Our dear Mel drew these beautiful images a while ago, and Maria was the obvious choice for launch. Unicorns and dragons are so popular nowadays; with our younger crafters – and the young at heart too! The whole magical realm: Arthur, Merlin, Game of Thrones, Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter – we certainly do like a…

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