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Kim Smith
London, England.
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YAY! Check out the awesome badges I just added to the online store! There's a bunch, and not ALL Harry Potter related... hehe. :] But for you Potter lovers, I put up a bunch of designs you could only get... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at art equals happy.
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(Click image to make bigger.) Hey everyone, YOU'RE INVITED! The bricks and mortar shop that I've been working on for the past year is opening! Hurrah! Hooray! Woop! Yippee! Come and check out the shop and be some of the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2014 at art equals happy.
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A new video is up on my youtube channel (which is kimsmithhappy). It would be awesome if you could like/comment and subscribe as it all helps! Since going to Summer In The City 2014 as a stallholder, I've been super... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2014 at art equals happy.
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Something new and fun I've been playing with is spinning up singles. They are harder than they look, and take a lot of getting used to, but very satisfying when you see the bobbin filling up so fast! I finally... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2014 at art equals happy.
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The shop is loaded with sets of Mini Skeins now! There are 4 colourways to choose from. Most of these are one-time deals as they are all made with Recycled coned wool, so once they are gone- they are gone!!... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2014 at art equals happy.
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OhMyGoodness, How exciting is this? I've been shortlisted (along with 4 other super talented people) for the category of 'Creative Idea'. We all go to London on the 11th for the judging. Wish me luck!! Check out more about the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2014 at art equals happy.
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Hi everyone. :] I've noticed that I really like 'getting dressed' to 'go to work'. What I mean is, when I come down stairs and open the door that leads from my house to the shop, I like to be... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2014 at art equals happy.
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Brand new video up on Youtube. It's a 7 min (or so) vlog in which I just chat about things I've been thinking about recently. (You'll probably want to crank your volume up a bit) Just filmed on my webcam... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2014 at art equals happy.
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For those of you that made it to the shop on Yarn Shop Day, thank you! It was mostly locals that had seen the sign and the shop windows and wanted to know a bit more about what we were... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2014 at art equals happy.
For a few months in 2012, I was experimenting with video apps. One of the ones I liked, but never really caught on was Keek. Here are 14 videos (each 36 seconds long) that I took of random snippets of... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2014 at art equals happy.
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So here I am, working in the studio/shop getting stuff done. Or trying to at least. :] My hair is a little pink- I'm trying to grow all the bleached bits out so I can be 100% natural. My shirt... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2014 at art equals happy.
That's a really great idea Megan!!
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Hey, remember when I posted videos every Tuesday? I'm not going to promise a video EVERY week, but I can definately feel my blogging/vlogging mojo coming back. Let's start out slow. Here's a compliation of 'videos' from my phone between... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2014 at art equals happy.
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I am so in love with Bristol these days, it's a little out of control, really. Something that makes it such a warm and inviting place for me, is the people that I know that live here or visit often.... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2014 at art equals happy.
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One thing that I LOVE about our location, is the two great big windows at the front of the house, which flood the shop with light and give everyone driving by a little peek! They've been in a constant state... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2014 at art equals happy.
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"On Saturday 3rd May 2014 yarn shops across the UK will be celebrating Yarn Shop Day, the climax of months of activity from the Love Your Yarn Shop campaign launched by leading publications Let's Knit and Let's Get Crafting" Alterknit... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2014 at art equals happy.
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Finally I have a desk again! It's been months but I can finally work from my big computer again and I tell you what, IT FEELS GOOD. There's still a ton of boxes to unpack, but my studio is completely... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2014 at art equals happy.
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Well, it's been a while, and a LOT has happened! Two big things though: 1) We got a new cat! Her name is Pru (#auntiepru) and she was my Late Great Aunt's cat. We happily adopted her and she's very... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2014 at art equals happy.
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I said to myself that I was taking the season off from markets. I didn't do Renegade or any of my usual things, but I've been missing it a little too much. I managed to swing a last minute spot... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2013 at art equals happy.
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Yes! Look at all these beautiful yellows and purples just in time for knitting that perfect autumn hat! There's rather a lot of new colours in Chunky and Worsted weight (NEW!) up in the shop right now. There's only one... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2013 at art equals happy.
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Info you might want to know...About our Spinning Fibre:: Felting: We do our best to be as gentle to our fibres as possible whilst dyeing, washing and fixing. To avoid felting we pat and squeeze (never twist!) while wet. We... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2013 at art equals happy.
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So excited to share with you this brand new product! It's something I've been dreaming up all summer. Naturally Hand-Dyed Spinning Fibre! There's three different 'ranges'; the Solids, the Tie-Dye and the Space. Check it out in the shop! Each... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2013 at art equals happy.
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Beyond excited to finally be able to release this delishious new product! I'll tell you all about it tomorrow, including the story of what made me want to share ready-to-spin roving. It's been a while dear blog readers. It's good... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2013 at art equals happy.
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Hello everyone! If you didn't know already- there's an amazing giveaway at The Amazings. You've still got a chance to get your entry in. :] They are offering a chance to win a new sewing machine when you sign up... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2013 at art equals happy.
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