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What Katie did next...
Surrey, England
I am 35, married, mummy to two lovely boys, I teach Art and love making and crafting so much I have started my own crafting business!
Interests: music, being outside, making, drawing, painting, crafting
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Well, the day I've been working towards for some time is finally near, tomorrow the new website will be up and running from around Midday!! Anyone who has ever been involved with planning, designing and creating a website will know... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2010 at what katie did next...
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Having two young boys, I'm very conscious of the fact that there are so many pretty and lovely things to buy for girls, but boys can and often do get overlooked! Perhaps it's because they aren't really bothered by things... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2010 at what katie did next...
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I thought I'd tell you which of my items were my bestsellers at Festival of Crafts last weekend... can you guess?? I had an inkling they would be, I love them and love making them... Above and below are a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2010 at what katie did next...
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As you know, I have been frantically getting myself and the What Katie did next... stand ready for the Festival of Crafts show at Farnham Maltings this weekend. I came up with an idea a few weeks ago to make... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2010 at what katie did next...
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Firstly, I would like to start off with a great big Thank You to all the people who follow this blog, it has become apparent to me over the last few weeks how many people pop-on to see how What... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2010 at what katie did next...
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I'm going to have to say it - Christmas! Every year I say I'm going to be more organised, and every year I regret that I haven't. Well, this year it's a little bit different because I've had to be.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2010 at what katie did next...
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People often ask me why I called my business 'What Katie did next..." so I thought I would let you all know the background behind it. When I was a little girl my passion for reading was ignited. I loved... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2010 at what katie did next...
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Morning! When I make a personalised gift, I am always careful to ask when it will be given, as I don't want to spoil a surprise on the off-chance that the recipient might see a picture of it on Facebook... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2010 at what katie did next...
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I can't tell you how many times people ask me the question 'What do you need an Embroidery Hoop for?', so I thought I'd show you all! An embroidery hoop is an essential item if you want to do freemachine... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2010 at what katie did next...
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For those of you who follow this blog (and I'm always amazed by how many do) you'll know that I laid claim to the 'little' room of the house a few weeks ago after moving Oscar, our youngest, into George's... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2010 at what katie did next...
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Those of you who follow this blog will know I had a lovely big order of badges from Flourish, and through doing that it really made me think about the backing of the badges I make for What Katie did... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2010 at what katie did next...
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I've been really looking forward to sharing this! My cousin and her Fiance were married this weekend, an occassion my family have been looking forward to very much. I knew I would make a gift, knew I would include green... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2010 at what katie did next...
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I rarely blog about things other than the work I've been doing, but I wanted to make an exception to share this with you! I recently met the wonderfully creative Tracy from Magenta Cakes through the Savvy Mamas group we... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2010 at what katie did next...
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Last week an envelope plopped onto our doormat, and Oscar, our very keen One year old duly brought it through to me, as always. I opened it, not knowing what was inside, and was really pleased to see a number... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2010 at what katie did next...
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You may remember, I tweeted about this a while back, a large order of badges for the lovely Fiona Humberstone, Managing Director of Flourish, a fabulous Design and Marketing company in Guildford. I was asked to design and make a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2010 at what katie did next...
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I have developed a fantastic relationship with my camera over the past few years; I have found it has replaced my sketchbook at many times, especially with two young children, as these days I cannot sit down for twenty minutes... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2010 at what katie did next...
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I've just returned from our family holiday to Camber Sands on the south coast; this was our first holiday as a family of four and we all enjoyed it so much! There's something about really spending time with each other,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2010 at what katie did next...
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When I went to Uni, the first time (Fashion Degree), we all had a station to work at, and had a huge pinboard. I loved my pinboard. I would spend hours looking for inspirational images to put on my pinboard.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2010 at what katie did next...
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'What Katie did next...' has, until now, been created from our dining room table. That's fine, in theory, except I'm not the tidiest person in the world (luckily my husband isn't either) and also, I have to pack away each... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2010 at what katie did next...
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I have been extremely lucky to have been working with the amazingly intelligent and focussed BWebsite's team, on the design and build of my new ecommerce (that basically means online shop) website. Zoe Brown, MD, has been soooo patient with... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2010 at what katie did next...
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I had a telephone call last week from a lady who had seen my work at The Chalet, in Tadworth, she asked to buy one of my pieces; as we chatted she told me she couldn't decide between two of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2010 at what katie did next...
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Have I already said how much I love making personalised gifts? I love the fact that when someone commissions me it's because they want to give a gift that is so personal to the recipient/s, something they can treasure forever.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2010 at what katie did next...
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I've been working on a lovely order from Flourish, the wonderful company who have worked with me on my Marketing strategy and designed my gorgeous Logo! Fiona Humbersone, Managing Director, placed an order of Applique Badges to send out to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2010 at what katie did next...
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I have been working on another lovely commission that I wanted to share; The brief was to make a picture for a couple who have just had their second baby, a lovely little girl called Emily Rose (beautiful name isn't... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2010 at what katie did next...
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Apparently, the area in which we live in South London used to be the world capital for growing Lavender. I remember as a child driving through the south of France for what seemed like days, surrounded by fields of lavender... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2010 at what katie did next...