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The Crafty Gentleman 2018 new years resolutions
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Happy New Year 2017/18: goals and resolutions

I’m a week late in saying this, but… happy new year! Sorry for my tardiness (does anyone use that word anymore?), but I’ve spent the past week with a really nasty flu. Not fun. But I’m finally feeling myself again, so I’m back to it! I hope you guys had a good Christmas and new year break? I actually spent NYE in Bruges this year, which was pretty awesome. It was a weekend full of beer, chocolate and beautiful cobbled streets… bliss!…

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The Crafty Gentleman | My sister's wedding | Birthday blog post 27
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My 2017 best nine (and my birthday!)

Guys, it’s my birthday today! Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to meee… đŸ™‚ I’m still at my mum’s house, which is where I spent Christmas. Gareth came to stay last night too, so we’re heading off out for some birthday brunch this morning, then meeting friends later for a few drinks. We’re then getting up early tomorrow morning and driving to Bruges for new year. It’s shaping up to be a pretty good week! Whilst this is always a crazy busy time of the year, I do like to try…

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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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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

For me, November is a month of transformation. I always start off the month in a haze of post-Halloween blues, desperately wishing for autumn to last a little longer. However, by the end of the month I’m usually in full-on Christmas mood! It’s weird to go from one extreme to the other in the space of just weeks, but I roll with it. This year, we broke tradition and put up the decorations a little early (although based on my Instagram feed, it would…

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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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Christmas Lino print designs, hand-printed art, Etsy UK
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Want to see my new Etsy shop?!

You guys, big news! As you can probably tell by the title of this post, I’ve opened a brand new Etsy shop. How exciting! Well, I say exciting
 I actually mean terrifying and anxiety-inducing. But hey, anything that’s worth doing should scare you a little, right? (If you want to skip right to it, then you can visit my swanky new Etsy shop HERE – and I’ve put an exclusive offer code at the end of this blog post!). But first,…

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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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The Crafty Gentleman video with Heart Internet
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I’ve been nominated for a blog award!

YOU GUYS! I’VE BEEN NOMINATED FOR A BLOGGING AWARD! YAAAAY! Okay, I’ll stop with the all-caps now. Anyway, as I was saying, I’ve been nominated in the Dotcomgiftshop Blog Awards 2017. How cool is that? I’ve been selected as as one of the best craft blogs, along with twelve other awesome crafters. Woohoo! If you want to get straight to it, then scroll down to see how you can vote for me – you will even be entered into a competition…

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