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Independent Nottingham businesses with It's in Nottingham - Nottingham bloggers day
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A celebration of Nottingham independent business!

I’ve been living in the city of Nottingham for 4 years now. I first came here after graduating from the Uni of Sheffield, when I was offered a grad job on the outskirts of Nottinghamshire. I’ll be honest… I knew very little about Nottingham at that time. But through the years, I’ve really come to know and love this city. From its thriving creative scene, to its rich history (Robin Hood!) – it’s a city I’m proud to call home….

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The Handmade Fair Ragley 2018 with Kirstie Allsopp
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See me at Kirstie Allsopp’s Handmade Fair 2018!

Remember last Christmas, when I appeared on Channel 4’s Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas? I took part in a tree decorating competition up in the beautiful surroundings of Blair Castle in Perthshire, Scotland. Well, EXCITING NEWS ALERT! I’m going to be working with Kirstie Allsopp again next summer! Kirstie’s Handmade Fair 2018 Each year, Kirstie runs a massive craft fair called The Handmade Fair. It’s full of craft demos, workshops, guest talks, meet-and-greets, indie shopping, networking and handmade inspiration. I’m honoured to have been invited to teach…

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Life lately… October
Life lately… October
Life lately… October
Life lately… October
Life lately… October
Life lately… October
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Life lately… October

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! 🎃 Ugh, can you believe that it’s the last day of October already? I feel like Halloween has been a long time coming this year, but I still don’t want it to be over just yet! Anyway, the end of the month is a good time to share an update of what’s been happening behind the scenes lately… First up, I ran my first Lino printing workshop with Wiseheart Studio last weekend. You might have seen a few sneak…

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Trimcraft bloggers day 2017 Christmas
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Christmas… in August?!

Ahh, it’s that time of year already. Christmas trees, mince pies, gifts from Santa… hold up, what do you mean it’s only August?! No, I’m not crazy I might be getting into the festive spirit a little early, but it’s all in the name of craft! Last weekend, I spent the day at the Trimcraft offices in Nottingham to see a special preview of their 2017 Christmas ranges. Yep, a day full of Christmas crafts. It was awesome. The team really…

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Trimcraft bloggers day 2017
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Trimcraft Bloggers Day 2017

The other day, I had a crafter’s dream come true! I was invited by the folks at Trimcraft to experience a day of paper crafts, in order to celebrate the launch of their new blog. It was every bit as fun as it sounds! You might have seen me vlogging the day through my Instagram stories – if not, then read on! The day started off with a short drive over to their Nottingham HQ (I also live in Notts,…

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BBC Radio Nottingham The Crafty Gentleman
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Catch me on BBC Radio Nottingham next week

Hey guys! A suuuuper quick post today, to share some exciting news… I’m going to be stopping by the BBC Radio offices in Nottingham next week to be on their breakfast show! I’ll be sharing my top tips and advice for Christmas crafting, decorating and all things handmade. I’ve been living in Nottingham for just over 3 years now, and I’m completely and utterly in love with it. The creative scene here is the best I’ve ever experienced – so I’m psyched…

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Kirstie's Handmade Christmas 2017 with The Crafty Gentleman
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Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas 2016: behind the scenes

Last night, I made my television debut! I appeared alongside the crafting legend that is Kirstie Allsopp, on her Channel 4 show Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas… exciting, right?! I’ve had to keep the details a secret for the past month, but now that the show has aired I can finally share a bit more about the day. The filming took place on a crisp November day, in the spectacular surrounds of Blair Castle in Perthshire, Scotland. I was up bright and early to…

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Kirstie's Handmade Christmas 2017 Channel 4
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Catch me on Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas next week!

I still can’t quite believe I’m saying this, but ermagaaad… I’m going to be appearing on Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas with Kirstie Allsopp next week – ahhh! The series is a 3-parter, kicking off on Wednesday at 8pm on Channel 4. Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas 2017: trailer I took part in the Christmas tree decorating challenge, using my own handmade decorations. As well as meeting the legend that is Kirstie Allsopp (yep, she is awesome in real life!), I was lucky enough to be…

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