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Sew Over It in north London is where Lisa Comfort and her team teach classes in making all manner of fabric wonders, from cushions to curtains, pyjamas to pussy bows. Here Lisa talks about her joys of passing on her …

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One hot Saturday morning a couple of weeks ago, I visited Chirpy in Chapel Allerton, Leeds, a shop chock full of good stuff, hand picked and lovingly arranged by owner Harriet Vaight. I took a bunch of photographs and chatted …

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Nook is an independent shop in ‘big village’ Stoke Newington, London run by 3 young slip ‘o’ a things whose edgy, design led stock will have you crying tears of solid gold joy while saying ooh they’ve got those too! …

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Here’s a range of cards and other good things that have a loved-up Valentines sort of feel in common. Hope you like! Lovely links (clockwise from top) / Mr Yen papercut / Margaret Kilgallen lips / Miso Funky ambivalent card …

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This frosty Friday (in Yorkshire, at least), I want to give a quick but sincere shout-out to 2 new and brilliant independent shops that have popped in Leeds (where I live) recently. Here goes: Colours May Vary stocks an impressive …

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Happy 2013 Magpies! I thought I’d kick off this year by introducing you to the wonderful stationery company Able and Game. Created in 2008 by creative duo Anna Blandford and Gareth Meney, Able and Game offer a fun, off-beat stationery …

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Happy New Year! Now that the festivities are behind us and the hangovers have worn off, it is time to stop slobbing out and get started on those pesky New Year’s Resolutions. As usual, I have compiled an epic list …

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  New Christmas wish list just in- from our Alison in Australia!  Wow I cannot believe it’s almost Christmas time! If you’ve done all your Christmas shopping all ready.. well done! I’ve had a little think about what I would …

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Well, heck, it’s very nearly Christmas (all the signs are there- a longing to get under a blanket and onto the sofa; too many people in the shops; a constant craving for mince pies and warm wine) and I for …

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Polly at Wrap magazine has been in touch to tell us all about the latest issue of Wrap- a mag with which I am familiar, thanks to my time spent hawking around the artsy/ crafty/ fashiony section in the aisles …

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I want to take a moment to shamelessly boast about a couple of the talented gals who are part of the Jackie Magpie team and tell you about the goodies they make, just in time for Christmas! Freelance illustrator Alice …

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Got a man in need of a statement Tee?  Check out Twin, menswear designers whose current collection comprises a range of plain white T shirts featuring images by            James Kirkup (one half of Twin) in collaboration with designers Sam Coldy …

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I really know it’s Christmas when the annual Field Work pop up shop opens its doors to the public. The brainchild of textile designers and artists Caitlin Hinshelwood and Rose de Borman, the Field Work shop and gallery stocks exciting selection …

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Festive letterpress at Crazy Bear Studio Here’s my round up of Christmas cards available now from independent creative people and small businesses.  Go indie this Christmas! Merry squirrels by Louise Wright Skiing Dog by Bjorn R Lie at Betty & …

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Recently at the Melbourne Finders Keepers Market  I came across the work of Lily Daley and Lucy Hearn, the creative duo behind Peaches and Keen.  Their colourific jewellery and hanging planters are made from brightly coloured plastic and fluorescent nylon …

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