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cupcakes for clara
Sewing up a storm in the quiet moments between parenting two littlies.
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Cripes o' riley it's been a long time since I've blogged. I have no excuse other than life. Although I guess life is a pretty good excuse. Things have been getting pretty busy around here and unfortunately blogging always ends... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2013 at Cupcakes for Clara
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I am ridiculously excited to tell you that my very first proper and official wholesale catalogue is finished! There are 26 pages of Clara and Macy goodness - including some really rather fancy Christmas goodies. I'm so so so pleased... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2013 at Cupcakes for Clara
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Hello lovelies, I have got a whole bunch of blog catching up to do but I wanted to give you a heads up on the big offer I'm running this week. It's all about bamboo stars. So I'm offering a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2013 at Cupcakes for Clara
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Huge apologies for my sporadic posting/emailing/replying/generally being here lately. School holidays have been well, let's say, interesting! A summer of no school is quite tough for working parents - especially those running their own businesses. You can't just stop working... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2013 at Cupcakes for Clara
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I honestly don't understand how this has happened. How is she five? Matilda, how are you five already? Aren't you one? I'm sure you are. You're still my baby girl. The one who isn't as old as my blog. Five.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2013 at Cupcakes for Clara
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About a month ago I had a phone call from Noths HQ to tell me some very exciting news... My personalised doll kits were chosen as one of the three winners of their annual catalogue competition. That means that not... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2013 at Cupcakes for Clara
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I just can't believe that my baby is three. Three. How did that happen? I'm sure he was just two, no wait - one. Wasn't he just one? It's going too quickly. Far too quickly. But oh my goodness he... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2013 at Cupcakes for Clara
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I had wanted to make Theo a special little something for his birthday, and as he is quite particular about t-shirts I thought a number three shirt might be just the thing. I used a plain white t-shirt and one... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2013 at Cupcakes for Clara
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Week two of the school holidays and it's been an interesting one! It started with searching for spiders, frantically trying to finish samples for a photoshoot, working late into the night (and through the night) to finish said samples, doodling... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2013 at Cupcakes for Clara
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We started the week in the rain. And we ended the week in the rain. With a few storms, some sunshine, tax returns, and a couple of rainbows thrown in the mix too. It was the last week of school... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2013 at Cupcakes for Clara
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Today is a pretty special day. It's just an ordinary Thursday really, but for me it's special. A day that feels good. Feels right. And a day where I am right now feeling really quite proud of myself. Today marks... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2013 at Cupcakes for Clara
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A few months ago I was commissioned by Crafty magazine to design some Wind In The Willows inspired finger puppets for the cover of issue five. It was published last week. Doesn't it look fantastic? I am absolutely thrilled to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2013 at Cupcakes for Clara
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It has been very much a family time week, which is just lovely. Scooting to school in the sunshine, making things for the school fair, and then winning the exact same one back, testing out samples of new product ideas,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2013 at Cupcakes for Clara
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I'm so excited that my new baby range is now available. I've been picturing, designing, testing and working on these illustrations for ages. Don't you think they would make a lovely "welcome to the world" gift for a special new... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2013 at Cupcakes for Clara
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The theme of this week has definitely been fun in the sunshine. Pony rides, music classes, summer salads, paddling pools, exciting deliveries, letters from sisters, birthday cake, and scooting to school. I love it all. Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2013 at Cupcakes for Clara
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Today I turn thirty one. I love that. When I was younger I always thought my thirties would be the best time of my life. So far it's definitely true. It has been an amazing year. The past few years... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2013 at Cupcakes for Clara
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Oh my dearest readers. I am so ever so sorry for disappearing for a while. I'm fine, we're all fine. I think I just got burnt out for a while with all of the Father's Day madness, kids, and the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2013 at Cupcakes for Clara
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On Wednesday it was the annual Make Do & Meet event hosted by Not On The High Street for their sellers. It was at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, and was a day full of workshops, inspirational talks,... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2013 at Cupcakes for Clara
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Last week Matilda brought a letter home from school to say that her class is doing a dinosaur themed assembly in June and that she could dress up as a dinosaur or explorer. She instantly ran upstairs and grabbed this... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2013 at Cupcakes for Clara
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Doodling new logo ideas for the rebrand. {pencil sketching, May 2013} A sketch, photo, or work in progress. A little glimpse into the way we work or what we're working on. Keeping creative and sharing the goodness. P.S. If you... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2013 at Cupcakes for Clara
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It was an up and down week last week. Rain and sunshine. Playing outside and hibernating inside. Getting amazing news and dealing with difficult customer issues. Hectic afternoons and quiet coffee shop moments. Working outside and dashing back in again... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2013 at Cupcakes for Clara
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Recently I have been thinking a lot about the future of my business. Wondering about the way forward and how to bring the plans I have for everything into existence. It's kind of scary to think about the big things,... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2013 at Cupcakes for Clara
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I'm very excited to tell you that I can now offer framed bamboo hearts. The hearts can still be personalised as before but with the added option of background colour choices. And guess what... to celebrate I'm going to give... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2013 at Cupcakes for Clara
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This week has been the usual mix of work, family, story writing, story telling, going to the park instead of going to bed, and wearing cat socks. With a little bit of Christmas thrown into the mix! Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2013 at Cupcakes for Clara
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It has been a crazy hectic few weeks. I have been tucked away during the warmest days of the year so far creating my 2013 Christmas range. For serious. I am absolutely thrilled to share with you this little AW13... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2013 at Cupcakes for Clara