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Josie Likes… Cath Kidston’s ‘Coming Up Roses’

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This book grabbed me while I was looking round a Cath Kidston Store. It is a beautiful hard back book, in true Cath Kidston style and not just on the outside, the inside is absolutely filled with photos and illustrations. The book itself is quite short and doesn’t take long to read, but I found it really interesting to read about how Cath started out and how she became so successful, especially as I hope to one day do craft full time myself. It reminds you of how hard it is but that if you have a good enough and unique enough idea it is possible. Overall, a good and easy read about the story behind one of the biggest brands in the craft world.

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Josie Makes… Wooden Stud Earrings

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Wooden shape stud earrings

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Josie Likes… Feminist Necklace

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I bought this ‘Feminist’ necklace by Kate Rowland from her etsy shop, and I love it!

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Josie Makes… Blackwork B

I had been wanting to try Blackwork for a while, so decided to turn it into a gift for my friend Bethany for Christmas.

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I really enjoyed making this, it is along the same lines as cross stitch, but just with backstitch, the repetitive pattern meant that once I had started on the pattern filling I didn’t have to look back at my design again and again, I was stitching this on the train, on my lunch break at work and even at the pub quiz! I used an evenweave fabric, a cream colour with glints of metallic gold!

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Filofax and Business Planning

I had a great day today with Joey from So Joey, talking about our dreams (and plans!) for our own craft shop and café, and making pretty our filofaxes!

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Joey makes her own pretty dividers!

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Me and Joey

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My first attempt at customising, some glass tape on the front page.

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The dividers Joey has made for me!

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Josie Makes featured on So Joey Creates

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Big thanks to Joey at ‘So Joey’ for blogging an interview with me!

Check it out at So Joey Creates

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So Joey Creates

My friend Joey also has a blog, which you should definitely check out! She does a lot of paper craft and scrapbooking. I just love these speech bubbles she makes!

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http://www.sojoeycreates.blogspot.co.uk

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