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It’s Wheelie Exciting!

It’s Wheelie Exciting!

Hi there! Thanks for popping in. It’s pottery this afternoon, so I’ve been obsessing about what to do. Christmas is looming, want to make gifts – so I’m going on the wheel today. It’s by far the fastest way forward. And now I’ve learned how to use a bat as well, my olive dishes have turned into salad bowls! Well, let’s say cereal bowls… look? See these little diddy ones? So that was pretty exciting, even to get to that…

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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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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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2 down – 2 to go!

2 down – 2 to go!

Hi there! Greetings from the NEC. Bumped into a few friends, as you can see. A right old motley crew!!!! Busy, bustling day on the Clarity Stand. While Paul pedals away at one end, showing off the Groovi system, I’m ploughing my way through the new bauble stamps, even did some shrink plastic with the heat-gun. Great fun!!! Time to go out for a nice meal. There’s a great restaurant in Meridan called The Barn. Great food. Nice ambience….Taking Norma…

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One down, three to go!

One down, three to go!

Hi there! Thanks for popping in. Just got back to Norma‘s, where we stay whenever we do the NEC show. It‘s like home from home. Just perfect. Over the years, Norma has become a dear friend. She makes us so very welcome, and is such a wonderful woman. Not a mean bone in her body, as they say. A hardworking farmer and smashing human being – that‘s Norma. And she makes the best full English ever! Sets you up for…

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It’s a Scramble!

It’s a Scramble!

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Mega scramble here this morning. Piling more stash than I will ever be able to demo this side of the General Election (Ugh) into boxes, ready to add to the van for the NEC set-up. Have also packed enough clobber to last till Christmas, should I feel the urge to stay in Birmingham! So yeah. Carefully mapped out strategy, to be employed over the next 5 days. It’s an old favourite of mine. See…

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High Spirits…

High Spirits…

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Woke up happy today. The sun is shining, the birds are all in the garde on the feeders for breakfast – and life is good. Paul is back from his holiday safe and sound, so I’ve got my buddy back too. Before he gets here, to help finalise the notes and prep for the shows, I thought I’d show you what I’ve been up to! No pottery this week – half term. But. I…

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Cards, gifts and all that jazz!

Cards, gifts and all that jazz!

Hi there! Thanks for popping in. Thought I’d pop in myself, before heading off to Clarity Towers. It is pouring cats n dogs outside! So much for “suede shoes are in this season”!! Only snag is you can’t wear them outside! And no amount of pre-wear protective spray that they try and sell you with every pair is going to keep this deluge out. Wellies. That’s the only answer. Wellies. Anyway. Let’s make a coaster for somebody for Christmas. let’s…

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This time next week…

This time next week…

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. Been looking ahead to this time next week. The 2-4 show on TV. So much to show you! So much to try out before then! But so much other stuff to do too! Let me show you just one of the new stampsets today. A typical Barbie Step by step, using a pair of stamps I drew these myself. That’ll do for a Sunday afternoon! These are sooo versatile! This one is called Peace…

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A Night to remember…

A Night to remember…

Hi there! Thanks for popping in! I can spill the beans now! Mum’s birthday surprise yesterday was a wonderful, posh meal on a very lovely pullman carriage. They had no idea. It was tipping down when we set off, cats n dogs as they say, and I know my parents were wondering who on earth would venture out in flood warning weather! But I’d paid a pretty penny for this little soirée – and we were doing it! Their faces…

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