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Freelance Fridays

I love my job. I know, I’m a lucky gal. I ESPECIALLY love Fridays. As a freelancer I get, well, no holiday pay. No sick pay. No guaranteed income. No pension. None of that. But, on the plus side, on a sunny Friday, I can go ‘sod it’ and put away the chaises I’ve been working on all week (more of that later) and do my own thing. This Friday, I ‘refreshed my shop offering’. Sorry to be talking like some pr*ick out of The Apprentice, but all that means is, I tarted up some cushions and posted them. This is in anticipation of Chr*stmas Craft Fairs and pressie buying. You, my Dear Reader, can beat the rush.

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I think I can safely GUARANTEE* these cushions have cloud-repelling properties and will keep you happy as the nights draw in.

*not an actual guarantee

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Back To School

OK. So, we made it through the summer holidays without a murder, or even a call to Childline. *Pats self on back*. We’re back in the workshop. We’ve sharpened our scissors, picked up our pins and dusted down the bag of emergency jelly babies in anticipation of getting some work done which doesn’t involve LEGO, glue-sticks, mud or bicycles.

First up, I’ve been splashing out on  lots of a m a z i n g african print fabrics. Mostly for fashioning bonkers frocks for myself, but some accidentally slipped and landed on this enormous feather cushion. BRAVO! Tickety-Tribal?

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Next up, this GORGE Ercol 2-seater. Pimped out in 100% Camira wool weave, with a blue reverse, for your more colourful alter-ego. Fed up with the original back cushions, which totally hide the beautiful back spindles, I went a bit crazy with the electric turkey knife (whoops, there goes another trade secret) and a mahoosive block of foam to create *drumroll, please*, my very own lozenge back cushion. Pretty nifty, non?

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And finally, I finished Yael’s chair. Sorry Yael. I know it took AGES- but when the client wants PLUM trim and more buttons, well, I think you’ll agree, it was worth the wait. It has to be said, the original chair was pretty gross, so I think we nailed it. This chair will be on view in Yael’s house this weekend on Bristol’s Green Doors Weekend. Yael has done some amazing hemp and lime insulation and plasterwork. Go and admire it. BUT DON”T BE SITTING ON THE CHAIR. For more about Bristol Green Rooms see http://www.bristolgreendoors.org/

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