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A Christmas gift guide: The best of Etsy

December 7, 2017
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Everyone loves a gift guide at Christmas. Whether you’re a dab hand at flicking through the Argos catalogue or simply like to peruse different websites for your gifts, there’s inspiration to be had everywhere. This year, why not consider shopping locally for your presents? While you’re likely to find a more unique present, you’ll also be helping the indie businesses out. It’s worth a shot, right?

And there are some great makers to be found on Etsy. So without further ado, here’s the And She Made round-up of the best the creative website has to offer this Christmas…

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Lifestyle, Nothingness

In the quiet mornings

February 1, 2017
Quiet mornings And She Made

I’m at home this week, having some time off and some time to generally unwind after the chaos of recent weeks. It’s in these quiet moments, the time that I wake up before my alarm, that I like to plan….

There is something quite special about getting up so early, with no one around and you can down with your cup of coffee and notebook in hand.

As a freelancer I often find that my most creative moments are in the earliest of mornings or the late, late evenings and, you know what, sometimes it feels great to work that way. It’s a way of working against the grain, the natural order of things or the standard nine to five.

This morning I’m planning things to sew, fabrics to buy, as well as practical career stuff. There are lots of exciting things going on and I like this time of planning in solitude, waiting until the right moment to reveal all.

I hope your mornings are equally as blissful…