Tag Archives: handmade

the penpal project #2

1. Awesome fairy-tale themed writing pad from Little Noah’s Ark. 2. First outgoing letter to a longtime friend. 3. Incoming: handmade book from a lovely lady. 4. Incoming: vintage postcard from Nottingham. I’m really excited to write my replies this … Continue reading

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DIY mei tai

It may not have escaped your notice that I am passionate about babywearing. I love carrying Lucas in a sling and I cherish each trip we take as a slinging duo, knowing that we’re getting closer to the day when … Continue reading

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Favourite things

Lucas’s favourite things My favourite things …oh, and a bit of this!  

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Made in Manchester (or thereabouts)

>Today I started to think about how many creative sellers there are in and around Manchester. This may be due in part to the levels of support that are given to artisans here (like at the Craft and Design Centre … Continue reading

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7 Craft Blogs I Love

>I spend much of my time perusing crafty blogs on the Internet (or “researching for my Etsy shop” as I like to call it). There are so many fantastic sites out there, both for showcasing handmade items and for advice … Continue reading

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>I’ve been Etsyfied! I had my first sale last week through my Etsy shop, Ellie Thouret Designs and I’ve been very excited about it. It’s even kicked me into gear to take some decent photos of my designs to upload. … Continue reading

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