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A fresh start 05/10/2009
October already and not a blog posted for weeks. Oh dear. September is traditionally a busy month for us with the Autumn Fair trade show and the start of a new school year both falling together in a the first week or two, along with both daughters...
Well I've not been good at posting here - it's been an incredibly busy and eventful summer - but it's officially the start of autumn here as I'm off to Autumn Fair at the NEC in Birmingham in about an hour. The van is loaded - amazingly this was actu...
On Tuesday this week I won the business card raffle, amazingly! and I won my Big Red Bag - more of this next time, but this is to show his first day out, up at the Norfolk Show yesterday. I think he enjoyed himself and thought he fitted in very well!...
Plans are in place now for the Royal Norfolk Show next week. Not everything has gone quite according to plan, but being a flexible kind of girl I shall work with what I have. There's still lots to get ready, but the work looks great. I'm very pleased...
I recently supplied some of my penguin wedding cards to a customer in Ireland, for a wedding in early June, where quirky was definitely considered good. This is what she did to them, and I love it! I love people to adapt, modify and write on the ca...
Drawing Trees 10/06/2009
I decided that I needed time to myself away from the hustle and bustle of A level revision and business, so I booked myself onto a workshop to draw trees for a day - up near Acle in Norfolk. I had no idea what to expect, so just decided to enjoy, w...
Scottie dogs 30/04/2009
I've recently supplied some of my Scottie dog products to The Scottish Terrier Emergency Care Scheme and as I didn't know about them before thought I'd give them a mention on my blog. There seem to be lots of Scottie dog fans out there - I have frien...
Some new designs 25/04/2009
I've had an excellent response to my advertising in The Lady which has been great. But it's brought it's own problems because many readers of the magazine don't use the internet, so I'm still having to produce printed catalogues - time consuming to k...
The Lady Magazine has been in publication since 1885 - that's an amazing 124 years. It's current publisher and chief exec is Ben Budworth who is the great- grandson of the founder - that's amazing too, don't you think? A real family business. In c...
Do you want to lessen the impact your business printing has on the environment? I'm working with a great company in Norwich who are seriously environmentally friendly with their green and ethical printing business - not only do they use the latest...
I would really appreciate comments on the new layout of my home page. There's now a slide show of some of my products - do you think the slide show is at the right speed? Is it of interest to you to see a range of products in this format? I also now...
So I've just done the Country Living Magazine's Spring Fair, well a week ago now, and this is a little story about my primula plant that I took there. I have a wonderful friend who came over to help me load the van before the show. She then went to ...
I attended a fantastic workshop yesterday on building an effective online marketing strategy up in Norwich. It was put on by takeITon and run by Derrick Cameron of Eximium. I came away with a really useful list of what I need to do for my online mark...
The count down has started - 12 days to finish getting ready for the Country Living Spring Fair in Islington, London. Sounds quite a long time, until you make yourself a time table and fill in the slots and then realise there are not enough time slot...
It's mid February already, and the sun is shining. My log cabin is much warmer and lighter today giving me a feeling that spring is on it's way. For me this is a time to clear out some old designs and some old raw materials, clean away the cobwebs ...
We still have stocks of some of our very unusual handmade Christmas cards, so it's not too late to choose 1 or 2 for someone special. Have a look at our website to see the range. I thank everyone who has bought our cards, calendar and gifts this seas...
Busy times 27/11/2008
Well, it is to be expected that this time of year is busy, but it still comes as a surprise to me each year! I've been at Blackthorpe Barn Christmas craft markets for the last 2 weekends, and will be there this weekend too - lots of Penny Lindop card...
Penny Lindop has been producing a unique handmade calendar every year since 2000. It's available from the website but stocks are running out fast. While you are thinking about Christmas this year, and getting your diaries and calendars for next year,...

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