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Author: Barbara Gray

Hochanda Shows on YouTube

Hochanda Shows on YouTube

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. Sorry I am so late. Running a business involves a lot of things – not least accountants and finances. We are very fortunate to have an accountant who is not only very switched on, but also a really nice guy. I always look forward to his visits – which is a first! Up until this guy, accountants always fell in the same category as dentists for me – a necessity but never a pleasure!…

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¡Ay, caramba!

¡Ay, caramba!

Hi there! Thanks for popping in. What a fab Selly Telly Weekend we had on HOCHANDA! Just so busy! Cherry’s beautiful stamps, then Tina and Jim’s Picot Flowers! Unreal! And what a pleasure it was too! Really fun! Let me introduce you to the Sunday crew…we worked our socks off! Sam Crowe on HOCHANDA. What a splendid idea! Well, she did her screen test on Sunday, and nailed it brilliantly. Now she’s down here at Clarity Towers for the week,…

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Busy Sunday!

Busy Sunday!

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. Running around now, setting up the next counter. What a two hours that was! I KNEW you would love these! And in Groovi too. What a fabulous job Cherry has done. Here’s that technique which I want to share – I just love it! I have used the Bird of Paradise, which just flew out the door, together with the Butterfly, the Dragonfly AND the Seahorse!! You could do this negative painting type technique…

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A Hairy Gelpress trick!

A Hairy Gelpress trick!

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Yeah, I know. Hairy Gelpress sounds a bit gross! But if you have ever cleaned the hair out of a drain filter, then you’ll be able to cope with this! YUCK!!! Haha. All in the name of art. Saturday’s blog a new technique, right? So here’s how it works. You are using fusible fibre to do something completely different with a butterfly. You do the job, prep all the steps for telly, and then…

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Good job I’m married!

Good job I’m married!

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. It’s 8.30 pm. Been up here in my little cubby hole aka artroom, beavering away at prep since 7.30 am. No need to cook; Dave’s up in Port Sunlight. No need to even go indoors really, except to put the kettle on or powder me nose, as they say! I’m in good company here, with Wurka and Hollick – they’ve definitely moved in. The minute they knew Dave was away, those two pesky gits…

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Sky’s the limit!

Sky’s the limit!

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Late back from my parents. Decided to spend some time with them – not least because they have moved from Virgin to Sky, and the whole TV-dish-modem-internet-phone process was taking place today, some time between 8am and 1pm. Which it duly did. All done and dusted, (even behind the telly!) and such a much MUCH better deal! Why did they decided to migrate? The catalyst came when they just could not find HOCHANDA to…

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Wonderful Wednesday

Wonderful Wednesday

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. Want to show you a screenshot of my day…. Started out by cracking on with prep for the Sunday 2-4 show. Cherry Green’s Dragonfly and Seahorse. The more I use these stamps, the more I love them. Then shot off to pottery, and thoroughly enjoyed myself. Went on the wheel, and was supper happy with how much I remembered. Then came back home, had a quick cuppa with Dave, and came back up here…

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What Joy!

What Joy!

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Been totally engrossed in prep today, in readiness for our regular first-Sunday-of-the-month HOCHANDA TV slot on Sunday, 2-4pm. I am launching a new collection of Cherry Green designs – and WHAT A JOY THEY ARE TO USE!!! Let me show you the state of play at 6.30 pm… How I manage to create such a mess in the space of a day is a riddle to me! There is nowhere else to play now,…

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Clean House Monday

Clean House Monday

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. After a very, VERY busy few days oop norf, decided to get off the Clarity train today, do a bit of laundry and cleaning. Brilliant therapy, good to clear the head. Until the washing machine packs up. Grrr…That sounds like a Dave problem! He and I have a very clear job definition, distribution of responsibilities, duties and chores. It works well. Cars – Dave. Garden – Dave. Building work – Dave. Washing machine –…

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A1 all the way

A1 all the way

Hi there Thanks for popping in! Trundling down the A1 in the white van. Big jams bumper to bumper. Way too many cars on this little island. I’m guessing somebody’s having a rough day. So whilst we sit in traffic, 2 hours in and still north of Doncaster, I thought I’d chat to you on my phone! Blogging on the go! Can you believe it? I can sit in a truck and write a blog on my phone. What a…

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