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Month: July 2019

Join the Club!

Join the Club!

Hi everyone I am sat here in the green room at Hochanda, car all packed after today’s TV shows and thought that I would sit here and write today’s blog. No point leaving just yet as I will drive straight into the rush hour traffic. Thank you so much for tuning in to Hochanda earlier today to watch and support the super talented Tina Cox with the launch of her brand new Christmas Layering Plates – they flew out the…

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Tina’s Christmas Layering Collection

Tina’s Christmas Layering Collection

Good evening everyone, Paul here. I hope you are all well. I have just arrived at my hotel in Peterborough as tomorrow I have the pleasure of crafting alongside the lovely Tina Cox who will be launching some brand new Christmas Layering Groovi Plates. Yes, I know the sun is shining outside and we are 5 months away from the big day, but these plates are a must have! When Tina creates her designs, she crams in so many different…

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YouTube Tuesday – Chalky ATCs

YouTube Tuesday – Chalky ATCs

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. Can it really be Tuesday already? Do you remember a few months back I mentioned some ideas for new Designer Papers inspired by our upcoming holiday to Hawaii? Well on Friday we are off, off, off on our jollydays and it can’t come soon enough. The past 6 months have been pretty crazy. Rather than spend the past few evenings working out what to pack (they do have shops in Hawaii afterall) I have…

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Hats, Shoes & Handbags!

Hats, Shoes & Handbags!

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. Busy day today here. First we recorded some new little Youtube videos for Facebook, then Lou was on HOCHANDA at 12, showcasing these wonderful hats, shoes and handbags, illustrated by our Mel Turner. She did a really interesting demo with fusible fibre – if you can watch back on Hochanda.com it’s well worth it. I love these stamps! They are so excellent to use too. The other BIG NEWS on that TV show is…

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What a brilliant Sunday!

What a brilliant Sunday!

Hi there. Thanks for popping in! Happy Sunday! I do hope all is well in your camp? Just this minute landed back at home, and got out of the car to a tumultuous cheer which fairly took the rugby club roof off up the road! I am guessing England won the World Cup in cricket, so I look forward to hearing my Dad tell me all about the game. He does love his cricket. So did you craft along today?…

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More play needed…

More play needed…

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. Woke up in a spin again. Like my Mum always says, this stuff doesn’t wash out of your clothes in one cycle. So I came up to my little den and got with my hands. Because that’s what works for me. Get out of the head and get with the hands. I think that’s maybe why doing pottery is so amazing. You have to concentrate so hard on what you are doing, you forget…

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To thine own self be true

To thine own self be true

Hi there. Friday’s blog a private peek, right? Thanks for popping in. Been a busy day here, getting ready for the Craftalongabarbie on Sunday, 2-4pm HOCHANDA ! I know I know. It’s the Wimbledon finale on Sunday, so it’ll only be me and my parents – who never miss a show, come hell or high water! But whatever. Charlie and I will have a blast, and the projects I have planned for you to craftalong with us are really very…

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Blue Treescape

Blue Treescape

Hi there! Thanks for popping in. On my way to London for a meeting, but Thursday’s Blog is always blue, right? So how about a new trick which I stumbled upon quite by chance last week, which created a fab blue forest. I love it when things develop by chance, don’t you? Art? Or Craft? What think you? I had a debate with a lady at pottery about the difference yesterday. Who cares, as long as we are being creative!…

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It’s a Boy!

It’s a Boy!

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. Just got back from the hospital. Dave’s daughter Laura has had a little boy! And what a beautiful little baby he is! Over 7lbs and just gorgeous! Mother and baby both doing well, and all things being equal, they will be allowed home tomorrow. Not even 24 hours old yet… what a little miracle he is. And his name? They haven’t decided yet. I am sure you will join us in congratulating Laura and…

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Diamond Mosaic with Sam

Diamond Mosaic with Sam

Hi there, Thanks again for popping in. Been a busy old day today! Meetings really are draining when they’re back to back! But we got lots sorted, loads of new ideas in the pipeline, and all in all it was all very fruitful. But now it’s time to hand over to Sam again, for another excellent Youtube. She’s really getting good at this. I had to chuckle at the start of the video. Do watch and see her slick move…….

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