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Author: Barbara Gray

Thinking about a Maclaren…

Thinking about a Maclaren…

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. On the way to the Chinese Shen Yun performance the other week, we drove past Maclaren Headquarters, Woking. “Oooh! Look! There’s the Maclaren Headquarters!” “Forget the cars! Look at the Silver Birches!!” What a wonderful avenue of silver birches! And in the twilight hour, they just looked magnificent. Then yesterday, Dave and I were out walking, and came across a whole forest of them again. Absolutely glorious right now. The lilac haze atop the…

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Unplugged.

Unplugged.

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Trying to get some order in the day here! Time to eat some laundry, empty the walk, go for a car and do some toast – but not before I write my shower and have a blog! All at 6s and 7s today. Or is it 6s and 2s? Got too many windows open like a computer, and now they’ve all frozen. Best thing is to STOP, pull the plug out and reboot. After…

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Something new…

Something new…

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. Getting revved up for a little one hour show tomorrow at 4pm on Hochanda. Paul is showcasing some exceptionally beautiful and useful Groovi lace plates at 11am and 2pm. And I will be waiting patiently in the wings, to show off a little set of floral framers which I drew to compliment last year‘s Floral ABC. They may be modest, entwined and quite simple, but they do pack a punch – even if I…

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12-4-8

12-4-8

Hi there Thanks for popping in!12-4-8. These are the hours we are on Hochanda today. Contrary to the plan, I am bouncing from one meeting to the next here! So forgive the brief blog. I did prep a stencil-stamp piece for 12, but we didn‘t get to it. So thought I would blog it instead! Ok, all you stampy stencil artists out there! Let‘s have a little bloggy competition! How did I make this card? Have a think, write down…

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Calm it Kermit!

Calm it Kermit!

Hi there Thanks for popping in. New Year’s Resolution: CALM IT KERMIT! I have a tendency to spiral. Starts out fine. Picks up momentum. Pedals like a loony. Forgets to eat. Spirals. Starts running around waving arms in air. So this year: CALM IT KERMIT. Let me give you an example. Tomorrow we (Paul and I) were scheduled to get up at 5am, hit the road early to avoid congestion, drive up to Peterborough, do a 12noon hour and a…

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Good n Grateful

Good n Grateful

Hi there, Thanks for popping in! It’s blowing a hooley out there today! Happy to be in the dry and warm. The numbers of homeless people are soaring; must be dreadful when it’s cold, windy and wet. Saw lots of tents pitched on the pavements in London on Sunday. The idiot in me thinks “well, that’s a bit unsightly, bang in the middle of Picadilly”. The human, the sister in me thinks “Poor people. Thank God they’ve got some sort…

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Busy Week ahead!

Busy Week ahead!

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. It’s very windy here darn sarf! Blowing a gale! The old trees in the garden are bending and dancing; handling it well, as they always do. We could learn a lot from the trees. Had a day alone prepping for this week’s TV. Thursday 2 hours. Saturday 3 hours. Paul and I are sharing; I’m on Stamps and Stencils duty – he’s covering Groovi and Dies. I do sometimes wonder what I’m doing, making…

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Hakuna Matata

Hakuna Matata

Hi there!Thanks for popping in! Off up to London with Dave in a minute, to meet brother Steve and his Sheila. Hahahhaa! Sounds a bit Australian! While Dave checks train times, I thought I’d wish you a Happy Sunday and Hakuna Matata! Meaning? No worries for the rest of your days. Sounds like a wonderful way forward! So think of us at 2.30, four big kids at the Lyceum, in the stalls, Row P. Watching – yep – Can’t wait….

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A little background noise…

A little background noise…

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. All set to go-a-painting with the girls! We’re on emulsion, Dave’s on glossy blue. So many of you have invested in our Mixed Impression texture stamps which sold out double fast on telly before Christmas! I think we need a few demos to show you how to use them now!! Here’s a very simple technique, using the Fabric Texture stamps as a background for some very lovely old Claritystamps…. This is the one we…

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Friday Hat? Mrs Mop!

Friday Hat? Mrs Mop!

Hi there Thanks for popping in. How did I know the Half Price DIE-namite Fresh Cuts Sale would blow the doors off?! Of course, what it has also done is wake up all those of you lovely Clarity club members who hadn’t renewed your club subscription! Suddenly, customers go to place an order in the sale, realize their 10% or 15% club discount has expired, and are calling the helpline to get the new year’s subscription in place and sorted…

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