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Make Your Own Festive Wrapping

Make Your Own Festive Wrapping

It might seem a little early to start talking about Christmas but, with less than 12 weeks to go and memories of last year's post struggles still pretty fresh, it does feel like the right time to mention seasonal crafting.  To be honest, compared to some I think I'm actually falling behind!  Awareness of planet-conscious wrapping is something that has grown lots over the past few years, and making your own wrapping paper and packaging can really help the impact. Firstly, chances are you’ll only make what you need, or have much less excess than you might if you buy...

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4 Tips for Surviving Q4!

4 Tips for Surviving Q4!

The last quarter of the year is on the horizon, and for those of us running small businesses it's a biggie. So, how can we help ourselves now that will REALLY benefit us in the months ahead?  I’m far from a pro, and let’s face it each year springs up new challenges, but here are a few ideas from me of things that might help, or might at least spark another idea with you.  Think about Packaging When things get busy having as slick a process as possible in place will help hugely, and packaging is a great one to...

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Back to school supplies

Back to school supplies

It’s on the horizon - there’s a new term coming! September is such a energetic month and I still remember that slightly giddy feeling from when I was a kid at getting everything ready for the next school year - new shoes, new pencil case and, most excitingly, new supplies for inside that pencil case!  Whilst I may not be going back through the school gates next month (well, not as a pupil anyway) I do still get that back to school feeling so here are some tips for getting ready whether you're a parent or a big-kid and yes,...

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Wax Seals - Practice Makes Perfect

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Wax Seals - Practice Makes Perfect

Wax Seals are a really lovely and budget friendly way to add gorgeous details to stationery and gifts.  But they can also seem a bit daunting, and it’s true that they're perhaps a little trickier and more time-taking than some tutorials make out.  It's not that they're hard to do, just that you do need to practice and be patient when doing them.  While I can’t advise on speeding up the process, or on improving patience, I can certainly help with making sure your preparation is on point so you’re ready to go when your wax, seal stamp and other...

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Teacher Gift Gift-Guide 2021

Teacher Gift Gift-Guide 2021

For those with kids there’s one thing on the horizon coming at us even quicker than the summer holidays…… Teacher Gifting! My kid's teachers, just like yours I’m sure, are fantastic and have been wonderfully supportive and incredibly resilient after what has been a crazy 18 months.  I wholeheartedly support showing our appreciation for teachers, but I’d be lying if I didn’t sense the pressure around teachers gifts a bit too – you want to show your gratitude but not be too over-bearing, say thanks but keeping in mind that it takes more than one teacher to run a class...

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