D.I.Y. FEATURE | Laura Ashley Statement Necklace

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Yes, that’s right folks…I’m back with a Laura Ashley special!

Once again, I’ve collaborated with the fabulous interiors and lifestyle brand to give you something fun and quite the show-stopper.  If you remember the ‘Make & Do‘ series i’ve done with them in the past, you’ll know I love a bit of wallpaper crafting and this DIY explores another way of using everyday decorative home items to create something creative. I mean, who would’ve thought that some floral/tropical themed wall paper and curtain tie-backs would make some statement necklace or halter neck detail for a dress, right?

Well, it’s definitely one for the brave creatives and fashionistas who like to stand out from the crowd….but hey, regardless of that, I reckon you should still have a nosey at the FULL tutorial over on the Laura Ashley Blog and maybe….just maybe, it’ll tempt all of you to try something funky! (psssst…if you do have a go, please make sure to share it on social media and include the hashtag #craftwithMolu!!)

I hope you like this one folks…..! xx

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[All Images: ©MadebyMolu]

**This post was sponsored by Laura Ashley, however all words and opinions are my own, dictated completely by my love for  DIY and styling**

**ANNOUNCEMENT** A3 Print Giveaway winner 

Happy Friday folks!

A quick little post to announce the winner for the #LETSINSTAGRAMTHESHITOUTOFIT print giveaway! Congratulations Hannah – please could you get in touch ASAP so I can get your deets and have this sent over to you right away? Also, could I please ask all entrants to email me too because I have a little something for you too! Thank you all for taking the time out to enter!!

I will be listing the remaining limited edition A3 prints on my Etsy shop tonight so if you’re still keen to get your hands on this print, they will be available as of this weekend. Enjoy the your weekend!!!

NB. If the prize hasn’t been claimed by 10th of August, there will be a redraw.

Thornback & Peel Summer Sale

MbM_T&P-Summer-Sale-1501Hey folks! I hope you’re all keeping fine and dandy. I’ve been pretty busy recently, as you probably already guessed from the lack of blog posts, so boy am I glad it’s Friday – I’m already looking forward to the weekend!

Well, yesterday afternoon I popped along to Thornback & Peel’s gorgeous store in Bloomsbury yesterday, to celebrate the launch of their GREAT SUMMER SALE which, by the way, will be running until August! If you get the chance to drop by or simply in the area, do go take a look at all their beautiful screen printed homeware. There’s up to 50% off on all their end of line, samples and slight seconds…

Soooooo, if you like all things British (everything down to their designs!) then this is definitely something you won’t want to miss! :) Plus I do have a little treat for you readers too if you keep reading on…

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[Image credit: ©MadebyMolu]

You’ll also be pleased to know that the SALE does continue on their online store too although this only includes end of line products and not the seconds or sample items which you will only be able to get your hands on in store while stocks last.

What I do have for you guys is a promotional code exclusively for all my lovely readers, where you will be entitled to an EXTRA 10% off on all the sale items, with lots of single print products which will no longer be available again (I’ve added some images of those below)….so once they’re gone, THEY’RE GONE!

To get your 10% percent discount, simply enter the code TPMBMB at check out! This extra discount is only valid till the 9th of July guys so, go make the most of it!! :)

Have fun on your shopping spree….just don’t go blaming me for any buyer’s remorse :P Although, trust me, you won’t regret it!! Have a fabulous weekend xxx

 

[Image credit: ©Thornback&Peel]

 

Gathered Cheer Social | West London

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Last Sunday, I met up with a few fellow bloggers for a lovely catch up over brunch. As part of her new venture, Ruth of Gathered Cheer conjured up the idea of organising smaller get-togethers for bloggers, where they can meet up, have fun and inspire each other without the formalities you would find at much larger networking events. What I love the most about it is that it gives you the chance to get to know each other better which would normally be quite tricky on a larger scale, and many cases rather overwhelming if you’re not used to mass mingling!

I met most of the ladies here at larger events and workshops such as Blogtacular, Blognic, Crafting the Seasons and many more, so to meet up as a small group of 6-10 around a table at the hosts’ s house was so much more fun, intimate, informal and relaxed. We chatted about everything under the sun, from relationship and work gossip to the handiest DIY tips! ;)

So the first of the gatherings was held at Teri’s sunny west London flat and as always, it was such fun catching up with everyone again; Ruth from Gathered Cheer, Katy from Apartment Therapy, Charlotte from Lotts and Lots, Amy from Daisy Fay Interiors and Lynne from Papermash. The food was incredibly scrumptious which comes to no surprise as Teri’s just a genius when it comes to any kind of cooking and baking…..if you haven’t been lucky enough to have tried any, you’ll see a lot of her creations on her blog!

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We had the most delightful time that day, as you can see from these gorgeous photos Teri took and was kind enough to let me share on here. I’m totally all for the smaller gatherings and cannot wait for the next ones lined up: A day trip to Hastings next month hosted by Jeska from Lobster and Swan (this I will be sadly missing) and another in June with Emma from A Quiet Style in Brighton, which I’m looking forward to, having never been to Brighton before!

These events are open to other bloggers out there so if you wish to meet like-minded folk in a smaller and relaxed groups then this is perfect for you. Do bear in mind that with the numbers kept small and spaces available on first come first serve basis you will need to check the ‘Events Page‘ or sign up to the mailing list to keep up to date on upcoming events and make your bookings accordingly.

Hopefully, I’ll get to meet you one or more of these gatherings! :)

Thanks again to Ruth for organising a wonderful meet up and to Teri for hosting an incredible brunch! And of course, to all the lovely ladies for the great banter and giggles! xx

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 [All Images: ©The Lovely Drawer]

Happy Weekend!

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“If you’ve never been thrilled to the very edges of your soul by a flower in spring bloom, maybe your soul has never been in bloom.” ~Terri Guillemets

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend wherever you are! Xx

[D.I.Y. tutorial] Personalised hard covers for journals

MbM_DIY-TUTORIAL_JOURNAL-COVERS-mainOkay, so here’s how to make personalised hardback covers for your journals and sketchbooks, like the ones you saw in my February Styling the Seasons post a couple of weeks back where I used the Laura Ashley Blue Bird Seaspray wallpaper to spruce up some new notebooks. You don’t need to use wallpaper but if you have any left overs then perfect, otherwise any kind of pretty patterned paper will do!

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What you will need:

  1. Wallpaper scraps, wrapping paper or any kind of textured/patterned paper you have kicking about
  2. Glue or double-sided sticky tape (something strong enough to bind cards together)
  3. Scalpel or Stanley knife
  4. Spray Mount (or similar spray-on adhesive)
  5. Cutting mat (and a steel ruler!)
  6. Notebooks (anything cheep and cheerful, like the 5-pack ones you get from Muji, that you can bond together or go for a thick one)
  7. Thick card (about 2-3mm thick)

MbM_DIY-TUTORIAL_JOURNAL-COVERS-01Firstly, stick your notebooks together to make up one thick one (ideally, you want a spine that is at least 2cm thick) or go for one that’s already thick to skip this part. If you opt for putting bind a few together, then you can do so by using glue (hot glue, UHU or PVA) or double-sided sticky tape. Leave it aside to dry and place a couple of heavy books on top to help it stay in place.

In the meantime, get the wallpaper and the sheet of card and glue them together using Spray Mount. Make sure you apply a nice even coat of this so to avoid any chance of the paper peeling off over time. Put this aside for a few minutes, with some heavy books on top. Once it’s dry, measure out the exact width and length of the piece you’ll need to cover the sketchbook, using the sketchbook as a guide. I would add an extra 1mm to the edges just to be on the safe side – it’s a lot better to have the cover 1mm or two bigger than it falling short to reveal the edges of the notebook. Also, when marking out the width of the spine, (big note: make sure this is marked out on the nice patterned side of the card) allow half a mm leeway too so that when you fold along those lines it’s not sitting too tight against the book. This will prevent the hard cover from being too stiff to open once stuck down.

Once the long strip of card has been cut down, take your ruler and scalpel/stanley knife and score down along the fold lines you marked out for the spine. Remember to score on the patterned wallpaper side of card for the fold to bend the right way! (You’ll see what I mean, when you’re doing this). When you’ve scored along those two lines, gently fold along it. You’ll know if you’ve scored well if the card bends easily without creasing or damaging the paper, and you have a clean fold. :)

Check the notebooks against the cover to double-check the fitting before you proceed onto the gluing phase. If it’s all great to go, then get your glue and apply it to both the inside faces of the back and front cover, and press them tightly against the notebook. You can apply glue to the spine but I’d advise otherwise as it does give it a lot more flexibility when you open the book. Make sure you apply some heavy books on top of this while you wait for the glue to set….give it a few minutes, and voila! You’re very own personalised hardback journals! You can of course, embellish and customise it further by adding a contrasting colour to the spine or add either rubber bands or ribbons to tie your book shut. It really is up to you how you decorate it further.

What do you think? Pretty darn effective right? Well, I hop you enjoyed that and if you have any questions, just drop them in the comments section. Let me know how you get on! Happy crafting folks! xx

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[Image credit: ©MadebyMolu]

[DIY Special] Snowflake card by Preeya Stanley

MbM_PREEYA_TUTORIAL-DEC14_1Hey folks, I have a little crimbo special all the way from Australia, courtesy of the lovely Preeya of (Up to Some’ink) who is an official contributor on MbM, sharing all her tricks of the trade on card-making! For the last tutorial of 2014, Preeya has created a video showing you how to create some personalised snowflakeinspired Christmas cards – ties in nicely with my watercolour -inspired gift tag printable post last week…..there’s snowflakes in the air (I wish!). Now, I’m probably guessing that most of you have already done and sent out all your cards by now but if there’s a special one still to be made, perhaps this could get your creative juices flowing? Or you can of course, apply the same style and technique to make christmas gift tags or personalised place cards for your big Christmas lunch and dinners! There’s A LOT you can take away with you from this tutorial! And on that note, I shall let Preeya explain the rest….

 

Hi Everyone,
Thanks once again for having me over on the blog today! It’s always great fun, and I hope you’ll enjoy what I’m going to be sharing with you today. itis something a little bit different! I’ve made a video for you all! Hurrah! I will explain everything in the video (which you’ll see below), but I have a list of supplies below incase you see anything that you MUST have!

Enjoy!

Supplies:
Smooth a4 cardstock
Fiskars paper-cutter
Washi Tape
Pistachio Pudding ink (Stampin Up!)
Mini Ink Blending tool (Ranger)
Happiest of Holidays Stamp Set (Papertrey Ink)
Versamark Ink
Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder
Heat Tool
MDS software from Stampin Up!
Festive Flurry Digital SU! Stamp set (for use with the above software)
Digital Brush Images ‘stamped’ in Wisteria Wonder and Coastal Cabana colours (SU!) Festive Flurry Dies (SU!)
Foam Tape
Tape Runner
Quick Stick Tool
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
Sequins

And here’s the tutorial – just hit play and I’ll take you through each step of the process. Happy Christmas folks and I’ll see you all in the New Year with more card-making goodies! :)

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{Weekend Encounters} Afternoon Tea with fellow bloggers

AfternoonTea_JoCrawford_LR_1On Sunday, I hosted a little meet-up with a few fellow bloggers that I had met over the course of the year at various occasions and events, and thought it would be nice to be able to catch up with them properly at a more intimate gathering. I had been meaning to organise something for quite a while so boy, was I really glad it finally took place last weekend!

I decided to throw an Afternoon Tea affair at mine – while I was excited at the prospect of putting everything together for a group of lovely ladies I must admit I was also ridiculously nervous about things going wrong or not being able to get everything done in the time I had. The few weeks in the run up to it had been manic too so finding the time to plan for this afternoon proved a lot trickier than expected! Anyway, come Friday night, I sat myself down and went through the list of things that needed to be done, telling myself to keep it simple so that I wouldn’t get too overwhelmed by it all. I spent the Saturday afternoon and evening catching up on chores and preparing for the next day (it was like a crazy-fied episode of the Great British Bake off in the kitchen I tell you!) I don’t think I’ve ever baked so much in my lifetime! …..I reckon, it’s all the icing sugar in the air I was inhaling that evening that kept me going! :P

AfternoonTea_JoCrawford_LR_9AfternoonTea_JoCrawford_LR_8And gosh, what a wonderful afternoon it turned out to be! So there was Jo and Amy who I knew from Blookclub, Ché, Nicole, and Reema who I met on Ché’s Photo Hunt event, Marie who was on Michelle’s Eat & Snap event with me, and Teri who I recently got to know at Blogtactular! Some of them had met each other before, and others for the first time but weirdly most of us had a mutual friend or two that kind of linked us all together – it’s such a small world after all!

So yea, it really was such a delight catching up with everyone properly, chatting about everything and anything (from boys to books to business essentials) over copious amounts of tea, cakes and Pimms! :) It’s times like this that remind me how great the last couple of years have been for me, just being able to meet so many like-minded people from the blogosphere. And just by making that little bit of effort to find the time to meet and mingle, you’ll soon find that you have a wonderful network of amazingly talented and genuine people, many of whom you are fortunate enough to call friends.

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A huge and heartfelt thank you to all the lovely ladies who made it over for the afternoon tea and making the afternoon a ball of fun. I cannot tell you how much of a buzz Sunday’s Shenanigans left me with, so much so that I’m already looking forward to the next meet-up! I’ve got a few ideas in my head so I can’t wait to get organising when I’m back from the US!! :)

And thank you soo much to Jo, for letting me use her amazing photos as I was just too busy playing hostess and nattering away to take photos….which is SO not like me at all! :) I guess it only proves we were all having far too much fun! Here’s to great company and great banter!

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[D.I.Y. Tutorial] Jazzed up bottles using cellophane

MbM_DIY-Tutorial_JAZZED-UP-GLASS-JARS_MAIN Afternoon folks!

I hope your week is going well so far and that all you London folks are enjoying the warm sunny weather we have is making things much much better! Makes such a difference doesn’t it?  Everyone just seems so much happier with a big spring to their step!

Anyway, this week’s DIY tutorial is a quick and easy one for those of you are looking to jazz up any empty jam jars or bottles you have kicking about (or saved up for any occassion). I keep collecting some for when I do think of something to do with them! So, for this project, all you need is some funky cellophane which you can easily get from Ebay, local florists, craft stores and even discount shops. I got my gold polka dot one from the Tiger store on Tottenham Court Road in London.

What I love about using cellophane is that it’s effective, inexpensive but practical too – for instance, you wont’ have to worry about it getting damaged should it be exposed to any moisture – cellophane can last a long time! And, if you change your mind later down the line it’s really easy to take it off.

So, here’s what you need:

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  1. patterned cellophane
  2. Scalpel  or Stanley knife – something sharp that you can use to cut strips of cellophane neatly
  3. empty jars or bottles
  4. Double-sided tape (you can use glue but I found the tape much neater and easier)
  5. ruler

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

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[1] First and foremost, make sure all your empty jars and bottles are all thoroughly cleaned and labels of any kind are completely taken off. You may find that some labels can be ridiculously stubborn or leave horribly sticky marks behind. In this case, just soak your bottles in some hot soapy water and leave for 20 minutes or so. This should help ease the labels off.

[2] Repeat this with all the bottles and jars you wish to use for this project. They can vary in shape and size, as long as the main body of the jar is evenly curved i.e. avoid square-shaped jars or ones with any bevelled edges.

[3] Roughly measure out the width of your bottles (probably take a millilitre off that just so that the cellophane strip fits perfectly around your jar) and mark them lightly onto each side of the cellophane. These marks will be your guide when cutting down the strips.

 

MbM_DIY-Tutorial_JAZZED-UP-GLASS-JARS_02[4] Alternatively, you can use the grids/guidelines on your cutting mat to help measure out and cut your cellophane into required strips as you can see those guides through the cellophane!

[5] Roughly check how much of the cellophane strip you’ll need to go around the bottle. You just need to make sure you have at least one centimetre of overlap.

[6] Take your double-sided tape and measure out the right length required. I would cut it so it is the same measurement to the width of the cellophane (or it can be a tad bit smaller). You will need of these bits of tape. Once cut, place the it on the bottle…..if there’s any part of the bottle you want to make as the ‘back’ i.e. any marks or dents then place the tape there. Once placed, peel the white backing off the piece of tape.

MbM_DIY-Tutorial_JAZZED-UP-GLASS-JARS_03[7] Take one end of your cellophane strip and place it neatly on the sticky tape. Make sure that the cellophane is absolutely parallel to the bottle because you don’t want to find, as you wrap it around, that it isn’t straight at all! Last thing you want is a skewed wrap-around! :) When you bring the ‘unstuck’ end right round, take that second piece of double-sided tape and place it on the end of the cellophane and then stick it down.

And hey presto…..you’ve got yourself a gold-polka-dot-clad snazzy looking jar! As you can see I kinda took over and did a few more, but I must say, since writing this, I think I might get some wire and make some cute hanging bottles out of those spice jars. Ahhh the ideas are endless with these things! So go jazz up all those empty bottles and jam jars you have saved up and never knew quite what to do with them! :)

Really hope you’ve liked this super easy tutorial……but hey, it’s all about what you can create out of simple materials! Happy crafting and making folks. And as always, I would LOVE to see anything you try from here so just remember to hashtag #craftwithMolu if you decided to share photos, either on Facebook or Twitter! xxxx

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[Behind the Scenes] Louise Wright Illustrations

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‘Afternoon folks! I hope you’re having a lovely start to the week.

Well, I’m delighted to start my comeback series of posts for this month with my ‘Behind the Scenes‘ interviews and this month we have the lovely illustrator Louise Wright; the amazing talent behind all the super cute animal-inspired illustrations you will find on anything from tea towels to mugs. I first stumbled across Louise’s work (as well as meet the lovely lady herself who I chatted to for a while intrigued about the story behind that print!) at the Crafty Fox Autumn markets last year in Brixton….as you can see from that link, I did also fall in love with her ‘Elephant and Penguin’ print which now takes pride on my little gallery wall in our bedroom. There’s a sense of warmth and innocence in her work that almost makes you go back to those nostalgic happy childhood days…..I’m not exactly sure how best to describe it but all I know is it puts a huge smile on my face every time I look at her print hanging on my wall. It makes me feel warm, fuzzy and happy! :)

Anyway, without further adieu, let me introduce you to this delightful Derbyshire-based illustrator who has been such a pleasure to interview! Here’s what she has to say….

 

[1] Hi Louise, tell us a little about yourself. Have you always wanted to be an illustrator/designer? Hello, I’m a freelance illustrator based in Derby. I didn’t always want to be an illustrator, when I was younger I wanted to be a writer, but as time went on I became less and less academic and much more drawn to the art side of learning. I still very much would love to write for children but something in my brain has switched onto drawing only at the moment and the stories don’t flow as easily, so I’m not forcing it, it’ll come back on its own :)

[2] How did you come about setting up Louise Wright Design? What is the story behind your business? Well, after graduating university with a first class honors in illustration I came out into the world full of hope, which was quickly crushed. After lots of rejections I found myself in an office job crying at lunchtime because I was so unhappy and I pretty much stopped drawing altogether…I gave myself a bit of a kick up the bum eventually and joined a local studio to do some screen printing; no pressure, just a little bit of fun, and a way to get messy and interact with other arty folks again. This turned out to be a step in the right direction and I began to enjoy my artwork again and got excited about printing onto various surfaces – tea towels and tote bags. People at the studio began to take an interest and started asking if they could buy them from me! From there I’ve spent a lot of time building my business and my brand, I started out selling at small craft fairs, and supplying shops on a Sale or Return basis after getting a grant from Prince’s Trust.  It hasn’t been easy but it’s been an incredible journey so far.

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[3] What five words best describe you and your style of work? Quirky, fun, busy, cute, foxy!

[4] The ‘elephant and penguin’ print I bought off you at the Crafty Fox autumn markets last year is still one of my favourites. What’s the main source of inspiration behind your work?  Ah I’m so glad to hear!! :) When I’m working on pieces like that I like to create a narrative in my head, and often I don’t share this with customers because everyone interprets them in different ways and I think it’s so beautiful that something I created can bring so much imagination and joy to people. I love animals and being outdoors, and I find that heavily comes through into my work. I basically draw things that make me happy and hope they make other people happy to :)

MbM_LOUISE-WRIGHT_quote_[5] How would you describe your design process and/or technique used, and what part of it do you like the most? My process has changed SO MUCH over just the last year, I now work much more digitally and although I create the sketches by hand I do lots of the work from there in Photoshop, there is nothing more pleasing then getting my paints out and making a mess though!!!

[6] How long would it normally take to create your final product; from inception to completion? It varies, sometimes it can take me days to get an idea to surface and then I’ll faff around with it and we might not see a product for months. That being said, for the spring fair,  I designed 5 mugs and got them printed up super quick…..I think we had about a week and a half from start to finish on those!

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[7] Is there any craft/art medium that you haven’t tried but want to? If so, do tell us why?There are loads! I would love to be better at sewing and try to sew some of my own clothes! I could then just pick out amazing fabrics and it would be so much fun stitching it all up into all kinds of clothes. And  I’d look amazing all the time….right? ;)

[8] As a designer-maker, would you say it’s been difficult breaking through into what is a booming and competitive creative industry? If so, what are the kind of challenges you face/d?This is a tough one, I think what I’ve found harder and much more prominent was starting my business in the recession. People haven’t had the money to splurge on treats so I figure if I can do okay through that what harm is a little healthy competition?

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[9] What would be your ‘top three tips’ for like-minded individuals who would like to one day set up a business themselves in this creative field or want to switch career paths but afraid to do so? hmm, I guess first of all….

  • totally check and see if you can get any help from the Prince’s Trust, they are absolutely fab and can help you hit the ground running with your business.
  • Don’t listen to that little voice in your head screaming ‘ butttt it’s not ready yet!!’ and miss out on opportunities, bite the bullet and just go with what you have, because you can work on something forever and still feel like it’s not ready yet!
  • Start small and grow naturally. Only do what you are comfortable with – you are in charge now, and if you don’t feel happy about something you don’t have to do it :)

[10] What would you say is the best part of your business? And is this a full-time 9-5 business or something you run on the side? The best part of my business is the fact that I get to work on things that I want to work on; if I want to draw a fox, then gosh darn it, I’ll draw a fox! I can take lunch whenever I want, and I can plan things the way that I want too, which is really amazing! My business is full-time now. I wish I could say it were 9-5 but really it’s much more like 24/7 as there are things I don’t do out of office hours but I really do work my bum off for my business. Part of my new years resolutions this year was to take more short breaks during the year so I don’t burn out – which I’m pleased to say I am doing.

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[11] Of your current range of work, what ‘piece’ or ‘collection’ would you pick out as your favourite? Ohh, this is hard!! I REALLY like my octopus mug, he makes me so happy, I’ve been doodling this octopus for years so it’s nice to finally have him alive and on a product!

[12] When you’re not in a design mode, what else do you enjoy doing – any other hobbies or past time favourites? Hehe, well I love playing video games, reading and getting myself outside into the countryside somewhere where there are no other people around for miles! And nothing gets better than meeting friends for a good natter over some cake (and wine!)

[13] What are your favorite bedside book/s or blog/s at the moment? I’m loving reading Moyo Magazine on my tablet while I’m in bed, but that doesn’t replace a real book! II thoroughly enjoyed ‘The Fault In Our Stars’ by John Green recently, so much so that I’m working my way through his other books now….so yea, I’m currently reading the fabulous ‘Paper Towns’.

[14] Name three things you just could not live without? Tea, music, cake!

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[15] Are there any illustrators, artists, designer-makers out there that you find inspirational or you think are ones to keep an eye out for – if so, who? Oh so many! I love the work of Holly Betton who runs ‘Death By Tea‘ – I have quite a few of her mugs already and they are my favorites….. plus she is lovely too! I’ve also been having an attack from the brilliance of Emma Yarlett’s illustrations for picture books, I had to buy all the ones she had done…obviously.

[16] And finally, what do you have in store for Louise Wright Design this year? Are there any events we should take note of too? Well I’ve done my first two trade fairs early on the year (Spring Fair & BCTF) so they were my biggies really. From here on in I’ll be at local events around the Derbyshire area which you can keep up with via my Events page on my website :) I do have loads of other things I want to achieve this year; new products up my sleeve and developing my illustration work further being the big two. This year is just going by so fast!! So, the best thing is to stay tuned via my Facebook page or Twitter for all the latest news and gossip!

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Got to love that last quote!

Okay, so now do you feel that warm, fuzzy and happy feeling I’m talking about?? I mean, aren’t they simply the cutest little drawings? :)

Well, if you like her work just as much as I do……then here’s a treat I have in store for you! I’m sooooooooooooooo excited to tell you that Louise and I have decided to offer, exclusively to all you lovely readers/followers, 20% off ANY of her work that you find on her Etsy store.To redeem your discount, simple enter MADEBYMOLU at checkout where it says ‘Apply shop coupon code‘ and then proceed with the next stage.

This special offer is only valid for the month (ends 30th of June) so if you’d like to treat yourself then now is your chance to get your paws on any of her goodies!!

Thank you, once again, Louise for giving me a huge chunk out of your busy time to share with us your story and for the amazing offer to all my readers. There’s been some really inspiring and insightful things for us all to take note of and I know we’ll all be looking forward to seeing all the wonderful new creations you have coming up! Good luck and all the very best, lovely!

Have a wonderful and fun month of June, folks!! xxx