A Blog from the SHAC Shack!

A Blog from the SHAC Shack!

Hi there, Thanks for popping. I hope you are well and safe. As we have watched this week unfold at home and abroad, Dave and I decided last night to stop all production for a while, and send our lovely team home at the end of play today. You get that, don’t you? It would be irresponsible – no, reprehensible – to do anything else. Their wellbeing is paramount to Dave and me. They’ve done a brilliant and loyal job…

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A Super Gemstone Lesson!

A Super Gemstone Lesson!

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. I hope you are safe and well? We are rolling with the punches here at Clarity; no sooner have we made a plan than the goal posts get moved again. But we are absolutely in agreement with Downing Street that reducing social contact to an absolute mimimum is the only way forward. We’re all in this together, right? As promised, here’s a wonderful, crystal clear step by step tutorial by Tina . What a…

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Tina is a real Gem!

Tina is a real Gem!

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Pretty manic at work today. Rolling with the punches, I think it’s called! As I said yesterday, it’s a challenge! But we have a plan, and we’re trying to get everything set up soonest. In the meantime, let’s just step away from the news, the ever mounting reality that is enveloping us, and switch off, shall we? Call me fickle if you will, but other than avoiding people and washing our hands till the…

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SHAC UP WITH CLARITY

SHAC UP WITH CLARITY

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Hope you are safe. Happy Mothers Day to all our mothers and their mothers too. Well, the latest Downing Street measures are certainly moving to protect our most vulnerable as quickly as possible. Isolating, staying away from others and thereby reducing the chances of infection seems to be the only way forward. SO. We have to do what is advised. I know for sure that many of our Clarity friends will fall into either…

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50 shades of Grey? Keep your Hat on!!

50 shades of Grey? Keep your Hat on!!

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Hope all is well where you are? Warm, sunny day here. Who would ever think that we are under siege? Beggars belief, doesn’t it. So how about taking a closer look at that little project I started yesterday? Did you figure out how I made it? Let’s have a look at the photos. There are lots of steps, but it’s not difficult at all! Just lots of different tricks and tips all tagged onto…

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Switching off.

Switching off.

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. I hope you are ok, safe and healthy. Once again, it has been quite an intense morning at Clarity Towers. There’s so much to consider, so much to think about. Still lots of laughter and hilarity with Clarity. It’s an excellent coping mechanism, laughter. And we’ve got quite a few team players who could double up as stand up comedians ! At one point Debby and I were larking about in the stamp room,…

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Shopping List? Gratitude List!

Shopping List? Gratitude List!

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Been quite a day at Clarity Towers, I must say! Being a boss is hard right now; having to make calls I’d rather not. But there we have it – that’s my job today. Wouldn’t want Boris Johnson’s job right now – that’s for sure. Tomorrow something else will happen, and we will respond again. It’s not what happens, but how we respond, that will ultimately affect us. The team knows we’ll be ok…

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SAFE, HAPPY AND CREATIVE

SAFE, HAPPY AND CREATIVE

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Wednesday’s blog comes from the heart, doesn’t it. This is the day we look at WHY we craft, rather than WHAT we craft. And I don’t know that there has EVER been a more appropriate Wednesday than today, for taking a step back, having a good think – then reaching out. Which is precisely what I have done today. It is difficult to see the spot you’re standing on, so sometimes you just have…

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Time to get comfy!

Time to get comfy!

Hi everyone, Paul here standing in for Barb for this evening. I thought I would share a step-by-step demo I did on Hochanda on Saturday. If you missed the shows, you can watch on Rewind via the Hochanda website: 11am HERE and 2pm HERE As you know we have been running around like crazy at Clarity Towers, so the lovely Karen Jackson prepped this demo for me. As I often say on TV, one of the great things I love…

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Cat Naps are Essential

Cat Naps are Essential

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. All go here! Still pedalling between the two factory sites at the moment. But we’re getting there. Fighting Fit, that’s what we are! Fighting for breath and fit to drop!! At our age a little cat nap in the afternoon is just what the doctor ordered, eh! And as if by magic – look what the proverbial cat dragged in !!!! An exquisite collection of brand new beautiful childrens’ illustrations by our Mel. When…

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