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  1. I’m having to constantly remind myself of this phrase this week โœจ 
Everything seems a little bit ‘up in the air’ for me at the moment and, quite honestly, I don’t know what I’m doing with this business half of the time....this can lead to a  lot of self doubt ๐Ÿ“‰”have I made a huge mistake”, ๐Ÿ’ฐ “should I have stayed in a salaried fashion job for longer” ....etc....BUT, after attending a local event, I now have been offered 6 months free business coaching so I’m hoping that will help provide a little bit of support for the business-y bits that baffle my brain ๐Ÿง  
I keep having to sit down and remind myself of my reasons for started as it’s very VERY easy to get sidetracked along the way and lose your own goals ๐Ÿญ #startuplife
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    Iโ€™m having to constantly remind myself of this phrase this week โœจ Everything seems a little bit โ€˜up in the airโ€™ for me at the moment and, quite honestly, I donโ€™t know what Iโ€™m doing with this business half of the time....this can lead to a lot of self doubt ๐Ÿ“‰โ€have I made a huge mistakeโ€, ๐Ÿ’ฐ โ€œshould I have stayed in a salaried fashion job for longerโ€ ....etc....BUT, after attending a local event, I now have been offered 6 months free business coaching so Iโ€™m hoping that will help provide a little bit of support for the business-y bits that baffle my brain ๐Ÿง  I keep having to sit down and remind myself of my reasons for started as itโ€™s very VERY easy to get sidetracked along the way and lose your own goals ๐Ÿญ #startuplife
  2. Just so you know ๐Ÿ˜‰ there are still a few of these #handpainted #makeupbags ๐Ÿ’„ ๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’…๐Ÿผ available in the Textile Candy ๐Ÿญ shop! Different print on each side and just £10! ๐Ÿ“ฑโœ‰๏ธMessage me if you want one โ˜๏ธ
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    Just so you know ๐Ÿ˜‰ there are still a few of these #handpainted #makeupbags ๐Ÿ’„ ๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’…๐Ÿผ available in the Textile Candy ๐Ÿญ shop! Different print on each side and just ยฃ10! ๐Ÿ“ฑโœ‰๏ธMessage me if you want one โ˜๏ธ
  3. Been create a new range of #tasselearrings today ๐Ÿ‘‚using the 100% recycled glass Krobo beads from Ghana ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ They’ll be available to buy just in time for the summer holiday ๐Ÿ festival season ๐ŸŽ‰

Let me know which colours you like and what other colours you all want to see ๐Ÿ˜‰
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    Been create a new range of #tasselearrings today ๐Ÿ‘‚using the 100% recycled glass Krobo beads from Ghana ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ Theyโ€™ll be available to buy just in time for the summer holiday ๐Ÿ festival season ๐ŸŽ‰ Let me know which colours you like and what other colours you all want to see ๐Ÿ˜‰
  4. Even more amazing fabric storage basket have been delivered today ๐Ÿ˜ the red/white colour combo and the black,yellow and white ikat are newbies ๐Ÿ˜‰ โœจโœจโœจโœจโœจ
3 for £25
Small-£8
Medium-£10
Large-£12
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    Even more amazing fabric storage basket have been delivered today ๐Ÿ˜ the red/white colour combo and the black,yellow and white ikat are newbies ๐Ÿ˜‰ โœจโœจโœจโœจโœจ 3 for ยฃ25 Small-ยฃ8 Medium-ยฃ10 Large-ยฃ12
  5. How fantastic are these new silk scarves ๐Ÿงฃ from @wilfulnorth ๐Ÿ˜ They arrived this morning and are the perfect addition to the Textile Candy ๐Ÿญ shop! โœจโœจโœจโœจโœจ They’re super soft and the perfect size for wearing as a hair scarf or neckerchief ๐Ÿ˜‰
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    How fantastic are these new silk scarves ๐Ÿงฃ from @wilfulnorth ๐Ÿ˜ They arrived this morning and are the perfect addition to the Textile Candy ๐Ÿญ shop! โœจโœจโœจโœจโœจ Theyโ€™re super soft and the perfect size for wearing as a hair scarf or neckerchief ๐Ÿ˜‰
  6. New window display full of #blue stock ๐Ÿ˜‰ inspired by the beautiful Indian cotton that have been turned into our stacking fabric storage baskets ๐Ÿ˜Š
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    New window display full of #blue stock ๐Ÿ˜‰ inspired by the beautiful Indian cotton that have been turned into our stacking fabric storage baskets ๐Ÿ˜Š
  7. Could not be anymore in love with the fabric #storagebaskets that are now in store and online ๐Ÿ˜ ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰
Here’s why they’re SO great: โค๏ธthey’re all reversible with a different pattern on each side
๐Ÿ’›they’re all made locally by the seamstresses working with the Textile Candy shop ๐Ÿญ ๐Ÿ’™ they’re stackable- so they all fit inside each other
๐Ÿ’— AND they have so many uses including: fabric planters, craft storage, toy baskets, towel storage ๐Ÿ˜ โœจโœจโœจโœจโœจ
Set of 3: £25
Small- £8
Medium- £10
Large- £12

Buy here>>>>
www.etsy.com/shop/TextileCandyStudio

#lukh
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    Could not be anymore in love with the fabric #storagebaskets that are now in store and online ๐Ÿ˜ ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰ Hereโ€™s why theyโ€™re SO great: โค๏ธtheyโ€™re all reversible with a different pattern on each side ๐Ÿ’›theyโ€™re all made locally by the seamstresses working with the Textile Candy shop ๐Ÿญ ๐Ÿ’™ theyโ€™re stackable- so they all fit inside each other ๐Ÿ’— AND they have so many uses including: fabric planters, craft storage, toy baskets, towel storage ๐Ÿ˜ โœจโœจโœจโœจโœจ Set of 3: ยฃ25 Small- ยฃ8 Medium- ยฃ10 Large- ยฃ12 Buy here>>>> www.etsy.com/shop/TextileCandyStudio #lukh
  8. Today some new stock came in that I’ve been pretty excited to see ๐Ÿ˜ WE FINALLY HAVE CERAMICS ๐ŸŽ‰
These beautiful ring bowls, ceramic stud earrings and wall hangings fit in perfectly with the current collection! Aren’t they beautiful ๐Ÿ˜
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    Today some new stock came in that Iโ€™ve been pretty excited to see ๐Ÿ˜ WE FINALLY HAVE CERAMICS ๐ŸŽ‰ These beautiful ring bowls, ceramic stud earrings and wall hangings fit in perfectly with the current collection! Arenโ€™t they beautiful ๐Ÿ˜
  9. #stackablebracelets are ready at last ๐Ÿคฉ they’re all on coloured suede cord with an adjustable clasp at the back! They’re made from #recycledglass from the Krobo region of Ghana ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ #handcrafted by #beadmaking artisans ๐Ÿ˜ 10% of the profits go to charity so you can do a bit of good with every purchase #purchasewithpurpose 
I’ll post more photos showing the range of available colours soon ๐Ÿ˜‰
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    #stackablebracelets are ready at last ๐Ÿคฉ theyโ€™re all on coloured suede cord with an adjustable clasp at the back! Theyโ€™re made from #recycledglass from the Krobo region of Ghana ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ #handcrafted by #beadmaking artisans ๐Ÿ˜ 10% of the profits go to charity so you can do a bit of good with every purchase #purchasewithpurpose Iโ€™ll post more photos showing the range of available colours soon ๐Ÿ˜‰
  10. While we were experiencing seriously beautiful coastal sunshine at the weekend ๐ŸŒž I managed to get some shots of the cute driftwood houses we have in store at the moment! Aren’t they fantastic ๐Ÿ˜
They’re made entirely from objects found along the coastline! โœจโœจโœจโœจโœจ £3.75 for the small round ones!
£5.75 for the larger ones!

AND the profits are going towards hearing aids for Emily, a local girl with down syndrome and autism!
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    While we were experiencing seriously beautiful coastal sunshine at the weekend ๐ŸŒž I managed to get some shots of the cute driftwood houses we have in store at the moment! Arenโ€™t they fantastic ๐Ÿ˜ Theyโ€™re made entirely from objects found along the coastline! โœจโœจโœจโœจโœจ ยฃ3.75 for the small round ones! ยฃ5.75 for the larger ones! AND the profits are going towards hearing aids for Emily, a local girl with down syndrome and autism!
  11. Just a few of the new #locallymade additions to the Textile Candy ๐Ÿญ shop ๐Ÿ˜ 
Why not pop in and take a look ๐Ÿ˜‰
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Prices:
Bunny ๐Ÿฐ £7.50
Artwork ๐Ÿ–ผ£15
Necklace £22
Mini driftwood house £3.75
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    Just a few of the new #locallymade additions to the Textile Candy ๐Ÿญ shop ๐Ÿ˜ Why not pop in and take a look ๐Ÿ˜‰ โœจโœจโœจโœจโœจโœจ Prices: Bunny ๐Ÿฐ ยฃ7.50 Artwork ๐Ÿ–ผยฃ15 Necklace ยฃ22 Mini driftwood house ยฃ3.75
  12. Little old #morecambe was so gloriously sunny ๐ŸŒž today ๐Ÿ˜ I love how  cheerful my little yellow shop looks on a blue sky day!!!! Hope you’re all having a lovely weekend ๐Ÿ˜˜
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    Little old #morecambe was so gloriously sunny ๐ŸŒž today ๐Ÿ˜ I love how cheerful my little yellow shop looks on a blue sky day!!!! Hope youโ€™re all having a lovely weekend ๐Ÿ˜˜
  13. Another exciting addition to the Textile Candy ๐Ÿญ cushion range ๐Ÿ˜ this yellow,black and white patterntastic Pom Pom cushion is now available online and in store ๐Ÿคฉ £15 each or £12.50 just for the cover! Sewn locally by our start up seamstress ๐Ÿ’— 
We can do custom orders too ๐Ÿ˜‰ so if you fancy a new cushion for your home ๐Ÿก or want some old furniture upcycled just drop us a message!
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    Another exciting addition to the Textile Candy ๐Ÿญ cushion range ๐Ÿ˜ this yellow,black and white patterntastic Pom Pom cushion is now available online and in store ๐Ÿคฉ ยฃ15 each or ยฃ12.50 just for the cover! Sewn locally by our start up seamstress ๐Ÿ’— We can do custom orders too ๐Ÿ˜‰ so if you fancy a new cushion for your home ๐Ÿก or want some old furniture upcycled just drop us a message!
  14. I’ve been asked about making some Textile Candy ๐Ÿญ #recycledglass bracelets a few times now SO I’ve been working on a few designs and here they are ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ >>>>> Super colourful(as always) ๐ŸŒˆ made from recycled glass beads that were hand ๐Ÿคš sourced on my trips to Ghana ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ they’re on a really soft suede with a simple clasp and tc logo tag at the back โ˜บ๏ธ They’ll be getting sent off to @arteriawithgallery23 next week just in time for their upcoming ‘recycle/upcycle’ exhibition ๐ŸŽ‰ super exciting!
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    Iโ€™ve been asked about making some Textile Candy ๐Ÿญ #recycledglass bracelets a few times now SO Iโ€™ve been working on a few designs and here they are ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ >>>>> Super colourful(as always) ๐ŸŒˆ made from recycled glass beads that were hand ๐Ÿคš sourced on my trips to Ghana ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ theyโ€™re on a really soft suede with a simple clasp and tc logo tag at the back โ˜บ๏ธ Theyโ€™ll be getting sent off to @arteriawithgallery23 next week just in time for their upcoming โ€˜recycle/upcycleโ€™ exhibition ๐ŸŽ‰ super exciting!
  15. Even more new and exciting products arrived at the little yellow shop today ๐Ÿคฉ ๐ŸŽ€โœ‚๏ธโœ๏ธ๐ŸŽ‰
I’ve been working with a local seamstress to create these fantastic fabric stacking boxes ๐Ÿ“ฆ 
They’re super soft cotton, reversible with a different pattern on each side and come in 3 different sizes ๐Ÿ˜ perfect for storage or as a fabric planter ๐ŸŒฑ
I’m thinking about charging £25 for a stacking set of 3!
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Let me know what colours you’d all like to see in this style! Which are your favourites?
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    Even more new and exciting products arrived at the little yellow shop today ๐Ÿคฉ ๐ŸŽ€โœ‚๏ธโœ๏ธ๐ŸŽ‰ Iโ€™ve been working with a local seamstress to create these fantastic fabric stacking boxes ๐Ÿ“ฆ Theyโ€™re super soft cotton, reversible with a different pattern on each side and come in 3 different sizes ๐Ÿ˜ perfect for storage or as a fabric planter ๐ŸŒฑ Iโ€™m thinking about charging ยฃ25 for a stacking set of 3! ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ Let me know what colours youโ€™d all like to see in this style! Which are your favourites?
  16. Finally getting myself a bit organised! It’s never too late in the year to buy a planner right? ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ“† #betterlatethannever
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    Finally getting myself a bit organised! Itโ€™s never too late in the year to buy a planner right? ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ“† #betterlatethannever
  17. I thought about waiting to share these โœจAMAZINGโœจ new products with you ....but I just couldn’t do it ๐Ÿ˜‚
๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ As you all know I’ve decided to stock the work of other makers in my little shop๐Ÿ˜Š and another bunch of beautiful products were delivered today!
These adorable animals have just arrived in store ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿ‘They’re all #handcrocheted locally and make the perfect gift ๐ŸŽ for anyone with children/babies ๐Ÿ’• Prices range from £7.50-£22 
My personal favourite is the technicoloured sheep ๐ŸŒˆ ๐Ÿ‘ (I think it looks a little bit like a rastafarian)
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    I thought about waiting to share these โœจAMAZINGโœจ new products with you ....but I just couldnโ€™t do it ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ As you all know Iโ€™ve decided to stock the work of other makers in my little shop๐Ÿ˜Š and another bunch of beautiful products were delivered today! These adorable animals have just arrived in store ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿ‘Theyโ€™re all #handcrocheted locally and make the perfect gift ๐ŸŽ for anyone with children/babies ๐Ÿ’• Prices range from ยฃ7.50-ยฃ22 My personal favourite is the technicoloured sheep ๐ŸŒˆ ๐Ÿ‘ (I think it looks a little bit like a rastafarian)
  18. New rectangular #recycledglass โ™ป๏ธearrings now available ๐Ÿคฉ just £12 ๐Ÿ˜‰ #treatyoself โœจ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญโœจ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งโœจ
These beautiful patterned beads were #madeinghana by beadmaking artisans in the Krobo region ๐Ÿคš handsourced by me on one of my trips ๐Ÿ˜Š
Who would guess that these beauties started their life as dirty glass bottles ๐Ÿพ
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    New rectangular #recycledglass โ™ป๏ธearrings now available ๐Ÿคฉ just ยฃ12 ๐Ÿ˜‰ #treatyoself โœจ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญโœจ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งโœจ These beautiful patterned beads were #madeinghana by beadmaking artisans in the Krobo region ๐Ÿคš handsourced by me on one of my trips ๐Ÿ˜Š Who would guess that these beauties started their life as dirty glass bottles ๐Ÿพ
  19. There’s something really fulfilling about sitting in my little shop drinking coffee out of this new super beautiful handcrafted cup ๐Ÿ˜ isn’t it beautiful!!!
#mondaymotivation #mondaymorning #caffeinateandconquer #mondaycoffee #handspun #pottery #handmadecup
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    Thereโ€™s something really fulfilling about sitting in my little shop drinking coffee out of this new super beautiful handcrafted cup ๐Ÿ˜ isnโ€™t it beautiful!!! #mondaymotivation #mondaymorning #caffeinateandconquer #mondaycoffee #handspun #pottery #handmadecup
  20. How cute are these #driftwood houses ๐Ÿก that we’ve just got in ๐Ÿคฉ The new ladder shelves have been put up just in time to display these little beauties- just £3.75 each! They’ll be up on the Facebook page soon so you can all get your hands on one!
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£3 of the profits from each of these houses goes towards fundraising for hearing aids ๐Ÿ‘‚ for Emily, a local 14yr old with Autism and Down syndrome.
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    How cute are these #driftwood houses ๐Ÿก that weโ€™ve just got in ๐Ÿคฉ The new ladder shelves have been put up just in time to display these little beauties- just ยฃ3.75 each! Theyโ€™ll be up on the Facebook page soon so you can all get your hands on one! โœจโœจโœจโœจโœจ ยฃ3 of the profits from each of these houses goes towards fundraising for hearing aids ๐Ÿ‘‚ for Emily, a local 14yr old with Autism and Down syndrome.
  21. All of our African ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ #recycledglass โ™ป๏ธ #statementnecklaces have these cute matte black metal #branding tags on them ๐Ÿ˜Š โœจโœจโœจโœจโœจ
All of our recycled glass beads are ethically made and sourced/handchosen on trips to the Krobo region of Ghana ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ In an effort to promote the preservation of the traditional beadmaking craft in Ghana 10% of the profits from the recycled glass products is donated to the Baobab school
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    All of our African ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ #recycledglass โ™ป๏ธ #statementnecklaces have these cute matte black metal #branding tags on them ๐Ÿ˜Š โœจโœจโœจโœจโœจ All of our recycled glass beads are ethically made and sourced/handchosen on trips to the Krobo region of Ghana ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ In an effort to promote the preservation of the traditional beadmaking craft in Ghana 10% of the profits from the recycled glass products is donated to the Baobab school
  22. Finished the necklaces for the first Textile Candy ๐Ÿญ stockist order ๐Ÿ˜ These colourful #recycledglass #statementnecklaces will be in @arteriawithgallery23 next month for their recycle/upcycle exhibition โ™ป๏ธ so very exciting!!!
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These beautiful patterned beads are handcrafted in Ghana ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ by #beadmaking #artisans ๐Ÿ˜ they’re made from disposed glass bottles! AMAZING!
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    Finished the necklaces for the first Textile Candy ๐Ÿญ stockist order ๐Ÿ˜ These colourful #recycledglass #statementnecklaces will be in @arteriawithgallery23 next month for their recycle/upcycle exhibition โ™ป๏ธ so very exciting!!! โœจโœจโœจโœจโœจ These beautiful patterned beads are handcrafted in Ghana ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ by #beadmaking #artisans ๐Ÿ˜ theyโ€™re made from disposed glass bottles! AMAZING!
  23. What an exciting Thursday ๐Ÿคฉ I finally have textiles in my Textile Candy ๐Ÿญ shop ๐Ÿ˜
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These beauties arrived all the way from India ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ this morning! Now I just need to decide what to do with them- anyone got any suggestions?
I’m thinking about making some little cami tops/dresses.... ๐Ÿ‘—๐Ÿ‘š
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    What an exciting Thursday ๐Ÿคฉ I finally have textiles in my Textile Candy ๐Ÿญ shop ๐Ÿ˜ โœจโœจโœจโœจโœจ These beauties arrived all the way from India ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ this morning! Now I just need to decide what to do with them- anyone got any suggestions? Iโ€™m thinking about making some little cami tops/dresses.... ๐Ÿ‘—๐Ÿ‘š
  24. Just finished pressing these new #handpainted  #makeupbags ๐Ÿ‘›๐Ÿ’„๐Ÿ’‹ they’re now purchase-able in the Textile Candy shop ๐Ÿญ (and online) โœจโœจโœจโœจโœจ
โœ๏ธ they’re all hand painted by me and have a different abstract pattern on each side ๐Ÿ˜ @cleverbaggers have been extremely clever(once again)in their production and have lined them with a wipeable coating! So when you’re make up explodes/spills(because we all know that happens) it’s not a problem!!!๐Ÿคฉ
P.S they’re only £10 each ๐Ÿ˜‰
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    Just finished pressing these new #handpainted #makeupbags ๐Ÿ‘›๐Ÿ’„๐Ÿ’‹ theyโ€™re now purchase-able in the Textile Candy shop ๐Ÿญ (and online) โœจโœจโœจโœจโœจ โœ๏ธ theyโ€™re all hand painted by me and have a different abstract pattern on each side ๐Ÿ˜ @cleverbaggers have been extremely clever(once again)in their production and have lined them with a wipeable coating! So when youโ€™re make up explodes/spills(because we all know that happens) itโ€™s not a problem!!!๐Ÿคฉ P.S theyโ€™re only ยฃ10 each ๐Ÿ˜‰
  25. If you’ve been checking out the Textile Candy ๐Ÿญ Instagram stories you’ll know that I’ve had a bit of a DIY ๐Ÿ› weekend sourcing, sawing and sanding this hovering tree slice ๐ŸŒฒ ๐ŸŒณ floating shelf! ๐Ÿ˜ 
I’m a little bit in love with it and it displays our new #handmade artisan ๐Ÿ‘ฉ‍๐ŸŽจ #vegansoap by @so.soapcompany perfectly ๐Ÿ˜‰ 
These soaps not only smell AMAZING(all infused with essential oils instead of artificial fragrances) they’re natural ๐ŸŒฑ and not made with palm oil ๐Ÿšซ๐ŸŒด animal products ๐Ÿ„or petrochemicals AND they’re made locally so you can help #supportlocalbusiness and feed back into the local economy ๐Ÿ˜‰
โœจโœจโœจโœจโœจ These are just a few of the products now being stocked at the Textile Candy ๐Ÿญ shop ๐Ÿ˜
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    If youโ€™ve been checking out the Textile Candy ๐Ÿญ Instagram stories youโ€™ll know that Iโ€™ve had a bit of a DIY ๐Ÿ› weekend sourcing, sawing and sanding this hovering tree slice ๐ŸŒฒ ๐ŸŒณ floating shelf! ๐Ÿ˜ Iโ€™m a little bit in love with it and it displays our new #handmade artisan ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŽจ #vegansoap by @so.soapcompany perfectly ๐Ÿ˜‰ These soaps not only smell AMAZING(all infused with essential oils instead of artificial fragrances) theyโ€™re natural ๐ŸŒฑ and not made with palm oil ๐Ÿšซ๐ŸŒด animal products ๐Ÿ„or petrochemicals AND theyโ€™re made locally so you can help #supportlocalbusiness and feed back into the local economy ๐Ÿ˜‰ โœจโœจโœจโœจโœจ These are just a few of the products now being stocked at the Textile Candy ๐Ÿญ shop ๐Ÿ˜
  26. A little bit of Monday excitement ๐Ÿคฉ The Textile Candy shop ๐Ÿญ now sells super colourful #waxprint cushions ๐Ÿ˜
Our new seamstress has done an amazing job on these ๐Ÿ˜‰ Trying to stop myself from stealing them for my own bedroom ๐Ÿ˜‚
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    A little bit of Monday excitement ๐Ÿคฉ The Textile Candy shop ๐Ÿญ now sells super colourful #waxprint cushions ๐Ÿ˜ Our new seamstress has done an amazing job on these ๐Ÿ˜‰ Trying to stop myself from stealing them for my own bedroom ๐Ÿ˜‚
  27. Had a lovely little meeting today with @wilfulnorth and am happy to say that I can add these beautiful silk scarves ๐Ÿ˜ to the new collection of makers I will be stocking ๐Ÿ˜ 
Very exciting to see everything coming together! โœจโœจโœจโœจโœจ
These scarves ๐Ÿงฃ are super soft and are perfect as neckties/hair ties ๐Ÿ˜‰ they’ll be for sale from the beginning of May at just £18 each so pop in to tote store to take look ๐Ÿ‘€
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    Had a lovely little meeting today with @wilfulnorth and am happy to say that I can add these beautiful silk scarves ๐Ÿ˜ to the new collection of makers I will be stocking ๐Ÿ˜ Very exciting to see everything coming together! โœจโœจโœจโœจโœจ These scarves ๐Ÿงฃ are super soft and are perfect as neckties/hair ties ๐Ÿ˜‰ theyโ€™ll be for sale from the beginning of May at just ยฃ18 each so pop in to tote store to take look ๐Ÿ‘€
  28. Customers often ask why I decided to start a business in #morecambe they’re often quite shocked when I tell them I quit my fashion job in Switzerland ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ to do it ๐Ÿ˜‚ and quite honestly some days, usually days when it’s grey and rainy ๐Ÿ’จ๐ŸŒงโ˜”๏ธ I question the decision ..... BUT then there are days like today ๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŽจ where I meet local makers๐Ÿคšselect things to sell in my lovely little shop, and spend the afternoon choosing which colour ๐ŸŒˆ #papercranes I want to string up and sell ๐Ÿ˜ โœจโœจโœจโœจโœจ
I am so very very #thankful ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ for days like today!
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Sidenote ๐Ÿ“ how cool is my new #scaffoldboard mini desk! I made it in a desperate rush this morning and just love that it has my dads ๐Ÿ‘ท๐Ÿป‍โ™‚๏ธbusiness branded into the side of it ๐Ÿ˜
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    Customers often ask why I decided to start a business in #morecambe theyโ€™re often quite shocked when I tell them I quit my fashion job in Switzerland ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ to do it ๐Ÿ˜‚ and quite honestly some days, usually days when itโ€™s grey and rainy ๐Ÿ’จ๐ŸŒงโ˜”๏ธ I question the decision ..... BUT then there are days like today ๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŽจ where I meet local makers๐Ÿคšselect things to sell in my lovely little shop, and spend the afternoon choosing which colour ๐ŸŒˆ #papercranes I want to string up and sell ๐Ÿ˜ โœจโœจโœจโœจโœจ I am so very very #thankful ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ for days like today! โœจโœจโœจโœจโœจ Sidenote ๐Ÿ“ how cool is my new #scaffoldboard mini desk! I made it in a desperate rush this morning and just love that it has my dads ๐Ÿ‘ท๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธbusiness branded into the side of it ๐Ÿ˜
  29. SO I’ve been pretty busy doing some serious #upcycling today ๐Ÿคฉ I’ve been trying to master the art of the Instagram story ๐Ÿ˜‚ (as is evident by the amount of emojis I have now splattered my images with!)โœจ๐Ÿญ๐ŸŽจ Some of you might have witnessed the upcycle process ๐Ÿ˜Š but in case you missed it here are some before and after photos of how I turned this tired looking antique ๐Ÿ˜ดcomplete with old fringe and satin interior into a pretty useful storage fixture for the shop ๐Ÿ˜Š 
I found it on Facebook marketplace, ripped out the old interior and weird lid pocket/pouch thing, gave it a bit of a paint job with some amazing @rustoleum #chalkpaint and added some really beautiful colourful #waxprint fabric to the inside. Oh and I stuck a mirror on the inside of the lid that I found for 10p in a Charity shop ๐Ÿ˜‰ Just goes to show what you can do with some paint and a little bit of imagination!
I honestly love it and it’s perfect for displaying the artwork frames that I’ve been selling ๐Ÿ–ผ
I think it would actually make a pretty amazing make up storage unit/dresser ๐Ÿ˜‰
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    SO Iโ€™ve been pretty busy doing some serious #upcycling today ๐Ÿคฉ Iโ€™ve been trying to master the art of the Instagram story ๐Ÿ˜‚ (as is evident by the amount of emojis I have now splattered my images with!)โœจ๐Ÿญ๐ŸŽจ Some of you might have witnessed the upcycle process ๐Ÿ˜Š but in case you missed it here are some before and after photos of how I turned this tired looking antique ๐Ÿ˜ดcomplete with old fringe and satin interior into a pretty useful storage fixture for the shop ๐Ÿ˜Š I found it on Facebook marketplace, ripped out the old interior and weird lid pocket/pouch thing, gave it a bit of a paint job with some amazing @rustoleum #chalkpaint and added some really beautiful colourful #waxprint fabric to the inside. Oh and I stuck a mirror on the inside of the lid that I found for 10p in a Charity shop ๐Ÿ˜‰ Just goes to show what you can do with some paint and a little bit of imagination! I honestly love it and itโ€™s perfect for displaying the artwork frames that Iโ€™ve been selling ๐Ÿ–ผ I think it would actually make a pretty amazing make up storage unit/dresser ๐Ÿ˜‰
  30. Day 15 of the @pencilmeinshop #myshoplife2018 challenge >>>>> favourite product >>>>> ๐Ÿ•๐ŸŽจ ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ–Œ
My favourite product at the moment has to be the custmostmised #petportrait pieces. I’ve been pleasantly surprised at how popular they’ve been! They take quite a while to do because of how intensely patterned they are but it’s totally worth the time it takes! 
Here are a few of the ones I’ve finished so far! If anyone is interested in commissioning one just send me a message/comment ๐Ÿ˜‰ they’re £40 for an unframed but mounted A4 artwork and I ship ๐Ÿ“ฆ pretty much everywhere!
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    Day 15 of the @pencilmeinshop #myshoplife2018 challenge >>>>> favourite product >>>>> ๐Ÿ•๐ŸŽจ ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ–Œ My favourite product at the moment has to be the custmostmised #petportrait pieces. Iโ€™ve been pleasantly surprised at how popular theyโ€™ve been! They take quite a while to do because of how intensely patterned they are but itโ€™s totally worth the time it takes! Here are a few of the ones Iโ€™ve finished so far! If anyone is interested in commissioning one just send me a message/comment ๐Ÿ˜‰ theyโ€™re ยฃ40 for an unframed but mounted A4 artwork and I ship ๐Ÿ“ฆ pretty much everywhere!
  31. Day 14 of the #myshoplife2018 challenge >>>>> support network >>>>> One of the reasons I’ve felt secure and confident enough to take the plunge ๐ŸŠ๐Ÿป‍โ™€๏ธget a shop ๐Ÿ› and start my own business is because of my amazing family!
โœจ My wonderful mum is the person I run all of my ideas by to see if they’re good or nuts ๐Ÿฅœ she loves me enough to tell me the truth without sugar coating it which is exactly what I need! โœจ My amazing DIY dad๐Ÿ› He’s taught me so much and has always encouraged me to try things for myself. He’s equipped me with the skills(and power tools) to create the shop fixtures, he’s been a craft stall chauffeur, an OSB floor layer and a shelf builder!
โœจ My Nan who brings me endless takeaway coffees, packed lunches and crafty treats. โœจ My little sister who buys all of my products, shares all of my posts and constantly supports me!
โœจ my little brother  who reminds me how far I’ve come and that in itself is already a success ๐Ÿ˜Š
โœจ and, lastly, the boyf ๐Ÿ˜˜ for being my very patient cheerleader!

Apologies that was a bit of an award ceremony speech BUT I just have one more part of my support network to thank...... Friends ๐Ÿ˜ it’s been lovely having friends turning up to support me at my launch party, sending me reassuring messages and buying products from me. I appreciate all of it. 
A particular thank you to @anna_lizee ๐Ÿ˜‰for giving me endless encouragement and buying all of the things I create ๐Ÿ˜Š โœจโœจโœจโœจโœจ๐Ÿ˜Š
Like it says in this @bossbabe.inc post without a strong support network implementing ideas is so much harder!
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    Day 14 of the #myshoplife2018 challenge >>>>> support network >>>>> One of the reasons Iโ€™ve felt secure and confident enough to take the plunge ๐ŸŠ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธget a shop ๐Ÿ› and start my own business is because of my amazing family! โœจ My wonderful mum is the person I run all of my ideas by to see if theyโ€™re good or nuts ๐Ÿฅœ she loves me enough to tell me the truth without sugar coating it which is exactly what I need! โœจ My amazing DIY dad๐Ÿ› Heโ€™s taught me so much and has always encouraged me to try things for myself. Heโ€™s equipped me with the skills(and power tools) to create the shop fixtures, heโ€™s been a craft stall chauffeur, an OSB floor layer and a shelf builder! โœจ My Nan who brings me endless takeaway coffees, packed lunches and crafty treats. โœจ My little sister who buys all of my products, shares all of my posts and constantly supports me! โœจ my little brother who reminds me how far Iโ€™ve come and that in itself is already a success ๐Ÿ˜Š โœจ and, lastly, the boyf ๐Ÿ˜˜ for being my very patient cheerleader! Apologies that was a bit of an award ceremony speech BUT I just have one more part of my support network to thank...... Friends ๐Ÿ˜ itโ€™s been lovely having friends turning up to support me at my launch party, sending me reassuring messages and buying products from me. I appreciate all of it. A particular thank you to @anna_lizee ๐Ÿ˜‰for giving me endless encouragement and buying all of the things I create ๐Ÿ˜Š โœจโœจโœจโœจโœจ๐Ÿ˜Š Like it says in this @bossbabe.inc post without a strong support network implementing ideas is so much harder!
  32. As I mentioned a few posts ago, I have decided to start stocking other makers’ products in my shop. One of the key things I want to do within my #smallbusiness is promote craftsmanship and local artisans. So last week I decided to post on Facebook to see if anyone would be interested in having their products in my shop.....the response was overwhelming ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

I’ve been meeting with a few makers and checking out their products and have managed to select a few that, I think, fit in perfectly with the aesthetics of my shop and my brand ethos.

I want to support businesses that are just starting up ๐Ÿ–Œ that are crafting for a cause๐ŸŽจand that are ethically made/environmentally responsible ๐ŸŒ

SO over the coming months here are just 3 of the amazing local artists/makers that I will be stocking>>>>> ๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŽจ
Colourful #handpainted #watercolour cards by @elizabethamyart  these beautiful cards are blank inside making them perfect for every occasion ๐Ÿ˜ These vibrant florals are sure to brighten up anyone’s day๐Ÿ’ โ›ต๏ธโ›ต๏ธโ›ต๏ธโ›ต๏ธโ›ต๏ธ
Coastal scenes crafted from found objects, driftwood, shells and sea glass! One of my goals through my business venture is to do some good in the world and encourage people to #purchasewithpurpose ๐Ÿ˜ All of the money made from these little sculptures helps to raise funds for “hearing for Emily” so that a 14 yr old girl with Down syndrome and autism can get the specialist hearing equipment she desperately needs. Emily has tumours in her ears ๐Ÿ‘‚ called cholesteatomas and has had 14 operations so far! These beautiful, lightweight sculptures are made by her mum, Georgina. ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿƒ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿƒ๐ŸŒฑ
Last but definitely not least are these handmade soaps from @so.soapcompany I’ll be stocking their liquid soap, bar soap and(for all you bearded blokes ๐Ÿง”) beard oil! Nothing artificial is used in the creation of these products; no petrochemicals, no artificial fragrances, no palm oil and no animal products- perfect for all you vegans ๐Ÿ˜‰ โœ… 
AND they smell amazing- my favourite is definitely the geranium soap bar! 
Very exciting things are happening๐Ÿคฉ
I’ll reveal some more next week ๐Ÿ˜‰
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    As I mentioned a few posts ago, I have decided to start stocking other makersโ€™ products in my shop. One of the key things I want to do within my #smallbusiness is promote craftsmanship and local artisans. So last week I decided to post on Facebook to see if anyone would be interested in having their products in my shop.....the response was overwhelming ๐Ÿ˜ƒ Iโ€™ve been meeting with a few makers and checking out their products and have managed to select a few that, I think, fit in perfectly with the aesthetics of my shop and my brand ethos. I want to support businesses that are just starting up ๐Ÿ–Œ that are crafting for a cause๐ŸŽจand that are ethically made/environmentally responsible ๐ŸŒ SO over the coming months here are just 3 of the amazing local artists/makers that I will be stocking>>>>> ๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŽจ Colourful #handpainted #watercolour cards by @elizabethamyart these beautiful cards are blank inside making them perfect for every occasion ๐Ÿ˜ These vibrant florals are sure to brighten up anyoneโ€™s day๐Ÿ’ โ›ต๏ธโ›ต๏ธโ›ต๏ธโ›ต๏ธโ›ต๏ธ Coastal scenes crafted from found objects, driftwood, shells and sea glass! One of my goals through my business venture is to do some good in the world and encourage people to #purchasewithpurpose ๐Ÿ˜ All of the money made from these little sculptures helps to raise funds for โ€œhearing for Emilyโ€ so that a 14 yr old girl with Down syndrome and autism can get the specialist hearing equipment she desperately needs. Emily has tumours in her ears ๐Ÿ‘‚ called cholesteatomas and has had 14 operations so far! These beautiful, lightweight sculptures are made by her mum, Georgina. ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿƒ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿƒ๐ŸŒฑ Last but definitely not least are these handmade soaps from @so.soapcompany Iโ€™ll be stocking their liquid soap, bar soap and(for all you bearded blokes ๐Ÿง”) beard oil! Nothing artificial is used in the creation of these products; no petrochemicals, no artificial fragrances, no palm oil and no animal products- perfect for all you vegans ๐Ÿ˜‰ โœ… AND they smell amazing- my favourite is definitely the geranium soap bar! Very exciting things are happening๐Ÿคฉ Iโ€™ll reveal some more next week ๐Ÿ˜‰
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