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Watch my 1 Second A Day 2018 video

Happy New Year! This blog post has, quite literally, been a whole year in the making. For every day of 2018, I’ve been filming a 1 second clip of something I did… and it’s finally time to share the finished compilation! This video charts my entire year, from the exciting to the mundane, the highs to the lows. It’s a visual diary of 2018 from my perspective – something I can keep forever, and look back on when I’m an…

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Best Nine 2018 drawing
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My Top Nine Moments of 2019 (as a drawing!)

Instead of measuring a year by likes and follows, I’ve put a slightly different spin on the normal “top nine”. Following on from a tradition I started last year, I’ve documented my favourite memories of 2018 as a doodle. It was really gratifying to look back on the year and capture these moments as a sketch – even if my drawing skills aren’t the most polished! Here are my Top Nine, in no particular order… Visiting Salt Lake City for…

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Readers’ Favourites 2018

Time to take a look back at your favourite blog posts of 2018! I can’t believe it’s that time of year already. When I was searching through my analytics, I was in two minds. Half of me was really chuffed with how many blog posts I’d written this year (this will be the 66th one!). Whereas the other half was a bit freaked out that it’s been sooo long since I hit ‘publish’ on some of them – it feels…

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The Hall of Breakfast Salt Lake City | Interactive Art Gallery | The Crafty Gentleman
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The Craft Business Awards (please vote for me!)Featured

I can’t quite believe it, but I’ve somehow been nominated for another crafting award! The Craft Business Awards have shortlisted me as the Craft Influencer of the Year. This is basically my dream award – it would mean so, so much for me to win! The Craft Business Awards The Craft Business Awards are the biggest and most well-respected in the crafting industry. The shortlist is decided by industry experts, with a whole host of businesses being considered. That’s everyone from small…

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The Crafty Gentleman Cricut Maker Hochanda crafts
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Watch me on Hochanda television next week!

  I am very, very excited to announce that I’m the new face of Cricut on Hochanda television! I’ll be representing the brand as an “expert” guest presenter, beginning Tuesday 20th November. This is such a huge deal for me, I’m still pinching myself that it’s happening! I’ve been a Cricut ambassador for 18 months now, and it’s been one of the best brand collaborations I’ve ever worked on. I love the brand, I love the product, I love the…

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Watch me on ITV television next week!

Waaay back in the summer, I teased a new project I was getting involved in. I didn’t give anything away, but a few of you messaged me with your guesses! Well, I’m excited to finally reveal what it was… I’m appearing on a new ITV show next week! The Big Audition on ITV1 The show is called The Big Audition. It’s a brand new series which goes behind the scenes of the casting world to follow people applying for real jobs (think:…

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I’m Shortlisted in the Amara Interior Blog Awards (please vote!)

Exciting news alert… I’ve been nominated for an Amara Interior Blog Award! Omg. ? The Amara Interior Blog Awards is hailed as being the “biggest celebration of interior blogs in the industry”. Each year, it gets tens of thousands of votes for bloggers across the interiors and DIY industries. This year will be its fifth year, making it an extra special one! Please vote for me! I’m sooo happy to have made it to the shortlist! …but I’m gonna need your help to…

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Behind the scenes of Cricut Make-A-Thon 2018 in Salt Lake City Utah
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Cricut Make-A-Thon 2018 in Salt Lake City

As I write this, I’m sitting on a plane somewhere above the Atlantic Ocean. It’s 3am (although, on a transatlantic flight, time doesn’t have much meaning!). Most of the fellow passengers around me are asleep, but I’m far too excited for sleep… Why? Because I’m flying home from Salt Lake City, where I attended the Cricut Mountain Make-A-Thon 2018! It was the MOST AMAZING week! I’m honestly still full of adrenaline from all the stuff that’s happened… where do I…

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