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Studio Life : Meet Minky & Jed


Hi there,

How are you all today? I thought I would let you all in a couple of customs orders I have been working on, because nothing is more rewarding than giving life to someone else’s vision and these were no exception.

These were two extremely different, but equally sweet monkey orders I received, that each had very unique requirements.Ā  Continue reading “Studio Life : Meet Minky & Jed”

Instagram · Travel

Instagram : July Round Up

Instagram, round up, july, hamburg, germany, gus and ollie, sock monkey, sock game, photography, socks, cat, kitten, british shorthair, expat, travel, abrouad, new york. Friends, can you believe July is over? That’s it’s August already? Crazy isn’t it.

This year has moved in fits and spurts for me – sometimes slow, sometimes fast and sometimes at a glacial pace. It doesn’t seem that long ago we were booking my flight to New York City – a city I have longed to see again for 15 years – and now I’ve been and gone.

So with the ending of my favourite month of the year – my Birthday month – I though it time to do an Instagram round up, to take a little look back a what was a colourful, Summer month in the Northern Hemisphere – full of fun, travel, toys and kitty cats!

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Instagram : May Round Up

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How are you? How has your week been? I thought I would post a small little round up of some of my latest posts to Instagram, just in case you missed them. The month of May seems to have been such a colourfulĀ oneĀ – which is just the way I like it. Continue reading “Instagram : May Round Up”

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Look Back : April 2015

Having turned over the calendar yesterday, I realised another month has gone. Another month closer to those long, long Summer days, when theĀ sun rises around 5am and doesn’t set before 11pm. Pretty crazy how the days turn into weeks and then with a snap of your fingers, another month has passed, isn’t it?

April saw lots more activity on my blog – having made more time to write, post and share my world with you. I hope you’re enjoying reading about it. So sit back, grab a cuppa and let me take you back on a quick look at my last month…

The blossom trees had just started to bud at the beginning of April – this is my favourite painted wall in Hamburg – and it’s right behind my studio.

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Handmade · Instagram · Travel


As you all know, it’s been a bumper week in Instagram-land. I simply love to capture mini-moments as they happen throughout my day and share them with you. They could be in the studio, walking home, a new creation, a yummy lunch or snapshot of life in Hamburg. It’s a moment by moment, instant photo album to look back on – how cool is that!

Those of you who follow me, will also know I once again participated in the #fmsphotoaday challenge, created by the lovely Fat Mum Slim. Each week, Chantelle creates a great list of photo prompts to help capture the weeks moments. A little inspiration if you will – teaming up with a talented artist or designer each week – to create a new graphic for each list. Continue reading “Instagram : #FMSPHOTOADAY”

Handmade · Instagram · Taking Stock

Instagram: A picture is worth a thousand words


Have you joined the masses on Instagram yet? At least in my crafty handmade little world – it seems to be more popular than posting on Facebook, twitter and Flickr combined. The thing I love about Facebook posts from friends and other ‘pages’ I follow are their photos – so it makes sense that I am being more and more drawn in by InstagramĀ – which is a primarily photo sharing app (albeit a few videos too). Continue reading “Instagram: A picture is worth a thousand words”

Handmade · Instagram · Taking Stock

Taking Stock : February 2015

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And with a blink of the eye – it’s March tomorrow. March! It’s hard to believe February is already over….but with our heating turned down a little more now and the sun setting a little later – the slow coming of Spring is just around the corner – we hope.

It’s amazing how these little seasonal triggers creep up on us, isn’t it? Continue reading “Taking Stock : February 2015”