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What's always in the same place but gets you everytime??

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What's always in the same place but gets you everytime??

Christmas that's what. I honestly thought this year I'm ready, so organised that I won't be caught out. I have lots of pressie's, lots of fabric in and stock made up. Craft fairs booked. But no, every day seems to be a mad panic. Oh well, I'll get through it. This website is not working it's way into the fabulous online experience I have in my head so I've linked everything to Etsy, so at least the 100's of business cards I'm giving away with www.olganna.com are not wasted. Anyway here are all my dates for craft fairs for the...

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Day 3. March Meet The Maker. 'WORKSPACE'.

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Day 3. March Meet The Maker. 'WORKSPACE'.

Day 3 of ‪#‎marchmeetthemaker‬ and the theme is 'workspace'. Taken me a long time to get one!! So I am super pleased to show you. I need stuff on the walls but I am planning atm so it's a bit bare. Atop my desk is my sewing machine, my angle poised desk lamp which I love, hanging from which are my tape measures. The bookcase houses my ribbon, felt, velcro all my components right by my side and my rulers. Kate often pops in with a drawing for me which is the pile of post it'...s on the desk. And...

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Day 2. March Meet the Maker.'YOU'

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Day 2. March Meet the Maker.'YOU'

Day 2 of #meetthemaker and the theme is 'you'. Well hello, Helen here. Designer and mum. Age 37, feeling 22!!! #taylorswift I love that song a lot! !! I love bags, storage, organisation, though my house doesn't reflect this due to who I live with!! None of whom like any of those things! ! I love #chocolate have recently taken up #running and love running a business! #allaboutme #me #etsyseller #etsyuk  

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Day 1. March Meet the Maker 'BRAND IMAGE'

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Day 1. March Meet the Maker 'BRAND IMAGE'

Day 1 of @joannehawker ‪#‎marchmeetthemaker‬ challenge and it's 'brand image' day today. A friend designed my logo. I like it simple and clean looking. ‪#‎etsyshop‬ ‪#‎etsymanchester‬ ‪#‎brandimage‬ ‪#‎logo‬

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Starting Out!

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Starting Out!

There have been other blogs that I've started with best intentions and not continued. What is different this time is focus. I have it!! I am blocking out the unnecessary and working on what actually needs to be done. Don't get me wrong, it's not easy but I have motivated myself using networking pages on Facebook and taking time out. I am guilty of being a 'busy fool'. Going hell for leather on everything, feeling like I am achieving lots but not actually seeing the benefit in my pocket which is why I work at the end of the day. So...

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