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…and the wisdom to know the difference.

…and the wisdom to know the difference.

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Just went through all the demo boxes in readiness for Sunday’s 2-4pm TV show. In a world of constant change and fluctuation, where things are constantly swinging one way then the other, it always feels good to tick a few Done It boxes. So this pile of stamps and projects represents so much more than just a load of projects, numbered and ready to serve up on Sunday. It also actually gives me the…

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A Christmas Rose in Blue. Step by Step.

A Christmas Rose in Blue. Step by Step.

Hi there Thanks for popping in. It’s been such a busy day today! Why? Well, today was the first Day of our Clarity 2022 Planning Week! It’s the week before Christmas, when we consider the whole new year ahead, and figure out what we want to do. We need a vision, something to work towards, and we have come up with a rather lovely foundation upon which we shall build our new year of Art and Craft. We’ve been designing…

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Pop in to the Pottery Pop Up!

Pop in to the Pottery Pop Up!

Hi there Thanks for popping in. If you like ceramics and you live in the South East of England, then this is for you! Tomorrow, there will be a one-day Pottery Pop-up shop just outside Uckfield, at Barnsgate Manor in East Sussex. It’s the Clay studio I attend, where I go to classes. And tomorrow lots of my pottery friends are exhibiting and selling their beautiful work. Oh boy oh boy! Are the visitors in for a treat! I have…

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YULE LOVE THESE!

YULE LOVE THESE!

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Well it’s that time of year again. I’m ramping up the potter potter pottery at this end, making presents for friends and family. It’s a real labour intensive process though! And you never know whether it has worked until you finally open that kiln door to check. Happy to report that yesterday’s haul was pretty much perfect, although I am going to retouch the glaze on a few bowls and fire again. That means…

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And now for something very clever….

And now for something very clever….

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Forgive my absence over the past few days; I needed a couple of days to catch my breathe after a very memorable few days at the Spa Parchment Retreat in Tunbridge Wells. After so many, many months spent avoiding people and being pretty much isolated, it was quite overwhelming to see so many old friends, familiar faces and loyal Clarity customers all together again. Not in the altogether! All together!! Can you believe I…

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All sorts of Shapes and Sizes!

All sorts of Shapes and Sizes!

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Hear ye hear ye! Calling all parchers and Groovers! Did you know we have lots of 3-D Template Groovi plates, to make all sorts of fabulous objects out of parchment? For those who like paper engineering, you will LOVE these. Cube Star Tudor house – which can be converted into a swiss cottage and a Gingerbread House! Tiered Christmas Tree Cake slice Christmas Cracker Paul’s on the Craft Store at 11am and 3pm today,…

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Something very new and Groovi…

Something very new and Groovi…

Hi there Thanks for popping . There’s something very new and exciting on the horizon for all you lovely Parchers and Groovers! Josie has come up trumps once again. This time she has gone round ! Really clever! 4 fabulous circle grids – Josie is showcasing them herself on the Craftstore.com tomorrow at 6pm. In fact, we thought they were that good, we turned them into a ONE DAY SPECIAL! So that gives Josie 5 whole hours to show you…

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Monday. Keep Calm and Carry On.

Monday. Keep Calm and Carry On.

Hi there Thanks for popping in. I do hope you are bearing up okay ? Things are certainly being sent to challenge us, aren’t they. Trying to figure out the best way to get to work is the first thing on the list today. I was fortunate enough to fill up with diesel before it all kicked off at the pump, but the roads around the filling stations are rammed and blocked, with angry, frustrated drivers, so I shall opt…

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Pyjama Party Friday!

Pyjama Party Friday!

Hi there!Thanks for popping in. Wanted to remind you about our little craftalong Pyjama party on Friday evening! Lovely Linda will be leading the way, in a flouncy little pink number, and I shall be bringing up the rear in slinky black … NOT!!! But we’re sure to have a lot of fun and learn loads from the Queen of parchment art, Mrs Williams! I shall be crafting along with your good selves, so that’ll slow things down a bit!…

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Let’s get personal …

Let’s get personal …

Hi there thanks for popping in. Short blog this evening . Bumper busy day and ready to hit the hay. so I‘ll just recap those fabulous personalising stamps we launched tonight at 6pm… Doodle Floral Grunge Woodland . Get one or two or three or all four! As you wish entirely. If you missed the TV shows then do go to our website and check out the offer. Better than good. and on That happy Note… Love Barbxxx