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Author: Barbara Gray

Oh the colours!!

Oh the colours!!

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. I was driving home this afternoon, the sun was shining down on the fields and meadows – and I was suddenly overwhelmed by the sheer beauty of it all. There is a stretch along the country road where the trees on either side reach up over us and join hands, creating the most spectacular tree tunnel along the way. Stretches for a good mile or so, and the colours today – with the sun…

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There once was a Mermaid…

There once was a Mermaid…

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. Been on Stamp cleaning duty all day, with lovely Leanne from Clarity. Been going like the clappers, we have !! Whatalottastamps! But now it’s time for Chicken Jalfrezi and Philip Pullman! Time to kick back and grab an hour of the weekend before it’s over again! But before I do that, I thought we’d have a little competition – a Limerick competition! Been cleaning Mermaid stamps, so I guess that’s where I got my…

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All is calm…

All is calm…

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. A week ago today we were at the NEC in Birmingham, pedalling like crazy. Seems like months ago! Was it really only last weekend? I must check….yep. I was on Bauble Duty, demonstrating the new 2-way overlay baubles, which have proved so popular. Maybe the price offer is irrestible. Maybe you like the illustrations. Maybe both! There’s a 3 for 2 offer on the website, which I will leave there for another week, I…

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Under the Sea with Dee!

Under the Sea with Dee!

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Finally, what so many of you have been waiting for! Dee Fitzsimmons has made some new friends, and they’re coming out to play at 6pm this evening on HOCHANDA! Dee will be inspiring you with wonderful colouring techniques and real art from the soul, and my dear friend Paul will be holding Dee’s hand throughout the 5 hours, adding his own flavour to her art, too. The stamps are being made as we speak,…

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B-rain stopped play

B-rain stopped play

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. All the best laid plans, and all that! My neck just clicked yesterday afternoon – and that was that. Went to put my jacket on, and it froze. Hurt like hell. One more night in a hotel bed would have polished me off totally. So I finally had to accept that it was game over, time to stop, time to hand over the keys. Dear Paul took the reins on the Pergamano Shows, did…

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Just walk away!

Just walk away!

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. Wednesday’s blog from the heart, right? On my way out the door to pottery, and then off to Peterborough, to be there early doors tomorrow for the 8am Pergamano show. Do you ever start a piece of artwork, and it just isn’t coming together? Of course you do! It is the lament of the crafter! Well, it was my turn yesterday. I was working on a demo for tomorrow, and it was just rubbish….

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Good Day? Growing Day…

Good Day? Growing Day…

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. Well, as the sun sets, the moon rises, and this day draws to a close, I ask myself: what did I learn today? Well, I learned that you can’t put soluble Solpadeine in your Kambukka water bottle. (I know what it rhymes with too!) Prep wasn’t going well, the Pergamano show is looming at 8am on Thursday, and – in the words of 70’s Blockbusters Sweet – I haven’t got a clue what to…

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Mad as a Hatter…

Mad as a Hatter…

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Apologies for the late post. It will take a couple of days to get back on the early train again! The NEC certainly knocks the stuffing out of ya! On the way to work through Edenbridge today, we were waiting at the lights, and look what was set up on the side of the road to the left! How cool is that?!? So I whipped out my phone, as you do, and took a…

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There’s no place like home…

There’s no place like home…

Hi there. A quick hi and bye from me this evening. Just got in from the NEC. Long day, but pleasant day. Met a lot of lovely peeps again. Our lads drove up from Kent, to help break the stand down quickly and efficiently this evening; Dave had planned ahead this year, got the van into pole position in the loading bay – and we were out withing 2 hours. Teamwork makes the dream work once again. All in all,…

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A Royal Greeter…

A Royal Greeter…

Hi there Day 3 at the NEC, and blogging on my Phone in the middle of nowhere is proving beyond me. No internet to speak of. And my eyes keep shutting! Another very busy day. Loads of familiar faces and old friends. Here‘s a lovely lady, who has been by the front door all week: So much to see here! So much to admire! The knitted Queen is pretty epic! If you had to give her a caption, what would…

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