CHRISTMAS 2016 – BAGS OF KINDNESS

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Hey folks!

I realise there’s been a bit of radio silence on here – sorry, but work has taken over and sadly there’s only one pair of hands! Anyway, with the colder months fast approaching, I wanted to share this wonderful campaign with you. If you’re like me always looking for charitable ways to offer help or show a small act of kindness to those in need then this maybe something you can help with.

Bags of Kindness was started in 2015 by Lucy Williams, Kat Hill and Yolande De Vries, and the brilliant concept behind it is that each bag contains your absolutely essentials for unfortunate, homeless women, particularly during the winter period. Last Christmas, they rounded up 60 bags to the Crisis Women’s Drop In Centre and so they’re aiming for much more this year with our help. Unfortunately, the drop off points are currently based mostly around Central and Greater London but I’m sure if you contacted them via their Facebook page you could find a way to get involved from outside London. If not you can definitely send a donation via their Just Giving page!bags-of-kindness-02

Here’s a little blurb on the project by the founders:


We’re helping vulnerable women living on the streets. Often the reason why women end up homeless is because of abusive and unsafe relationships. Once on the streets it’s often a matter of time before the woman ends up sex working. The streets are not a safe place to live for anyone but even more so for women who sometimes have children with them too.

Having access to basic things like warm clothes and sanitary products can be hard or impossible when you are vulnerable and living on the streets. We’d like to make a difference this winter by creating bags of useful items to give to those in need. 

Bags of kindness gives you opportunity to create a bag or buy items to add to a bag, or to donate money towards delivering and distributing the bags to women’s centres. 

Donations can be made via our Just Giving page (by December 15th).

bags-of-kindness-04_essentialsbags-of-kindness-03_drop-off-pointsSo lovely folks, if you are in London/Greater London area and think you can help by putting together a bag of key items to help these women get through the winter months, then please join me in putting a bag  together for these women and/or spread the word around. I think this is a ridiculously wonderful idea which is totally achievable so every little help will go far! You will find above, a guideline to what to include in a bag along with all the key drop off points and dates. For more info, please do hop on over to their Facebook Page.

Have a lovely week and thanks a million! xxx

 

[IMAGE CREDIT: Bag For Kindness]

The countdown to Christmas has begun

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So, am I the only one still left with all the christmas shopping and to-dos? Someone, please reassure me I’m not!

Well, I’ve just about managed to get most of the christmas cards written out last night but haven’t even begun to think about presents until today! And if I’m honest with you, I simply haven’t the foggiest idea of what to get or where to start!

ARGH.

Not great when we’re off later this week to the emerald isle for our Christmas break which also leaves me with no time at all to conjure up any handmade goodies I had initially hoped of.

Oh well, I’m sure it’ll all come together somehow even if it means a last-minute frantic hunt for gifts! Hopefully, you guys aren’t in the same predicament as me and been super organised this year! But hey, if you have any ideas to help this chica out….please let me know! xx

(FYI The christmas cards featured in the image above are by one of my favourite illustrators Paper Moon who do the most amazing scandi-inspired/mid-century style designs!) 

12 Styled Days of Christmas with West Elm

MbM_12-Styled-Days-of-Xmas_MAINGosh, I’m soooooo excited about sharing this post with you guys as it’s been long-awaited!! I am totally honoured to have been invited to take part in this AMAZING blogger collaboration with West Elm and good friend, Teri of The Lovely Drawer where myself and eleven amazing bloggers were asked to style our dining tables in the spirit of Christmas. Each one of us will have our styled table tops featured on both West Elm’s blog Front + Main and The Lovely Drawer over the first 12 days of December so that you lovely readers get the chance to see how we all celebrate the festive season and of course, inject our distinctive styles to the table. I honestly couldn’t ask for a better way to kick-start the festivities! Well, we’re halfway through the 12 Styled Days of Christmas series and I’m up today for Day 7! :)
MbM_12-Styled-Days-of-Xmas_02I wanted to create a table that reflected both my cultural influence and personal tastes that developed over the years; an east-meets-west inspired setting by combining Indian and Scandinavian elements that embodied a warm yet stripped-down simplicity and elegance. The handmade paper star lanterns, have for decades, been a tradition back in India that were hung out in the porch – like the Christmas tree here in the west, it represented Christmas and why I felt it was essential to incorporate into the overall styling as a reminiscent nod to my background.
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I kept the table relatively minimal and neutral, dressing it up with leftover paisley-patterned Liberty fabric and geometric-patterned napkins from H&M I had at home to fuse the two styles together even further. Subtle hints of gold are introduced through the organic dinnerware and cutlery to add a bit of understated glamour to the relaxed setting. We were so fortunate to be gifted with West Elm products of our choice and use into our styling challenge so I picked out their gold-rimmed organic shaped dinnerware, the gold cheese knives and pie serving set; all of which tied in perfectly to my fusion table setting I wanted to achieve (Aren’t they simply divine?!!)MbM_12-Styled-Days-of-Xmas_06MbM_12-Styled-Days-of-Xmas_03Growing up in the Middle East with most of our school holidays spent in India, our Christmases were somewhat different to what we’d have here in the UK. While Santa, turkey dinners, and gift-swapping traditions were more of the western influence, ours typically revolved around carol services at the church followed by family gatherings around the table for a relaxed meal at lunch (be it at home or eating out) that usually consisted of a medley of both east and western dishes.

I wanted the edible props in my styling to tie in with my east-meets-west theme too; fruits like figs and pomegranate I used to eat in abundance as a kid (a luxury here!) along with ‘western’ favourites I’ve grown to love like quiches and cheese boards, I thought fitted nicely to the overall look and feel of the table.
MbM_12-Styled-Days-of-Xmas_07MbM_12-Styled-Days-of-Xmas_08To this day, it’s the coming together of families around the table, sharing and celebrating in the spirit of Christmas that really sum up the festive season for me. With our families spread across even more continents, I guess it’s particularly important now more than ever! Getting together becomes a lot trickier, so any chance we get to gather around the table is something I cherish dearly and why laying the table out at Christmas plays a central part in all the festivities….even if it ends being me and hubby at the table! ;)MbM_12-Styled-Days-of-Xmas_09

This Christmas, we’re heading to the Green Isle to spend it with my parents-in-laws and catch up with all the extended family over copious amount of food….and tea!! ;) I always find it so blissfully peaceful being out in the countryside and Christmas is just even more cosy especially when it snows (fingers crossed!). Just the thought of it is making me excited! And boy, with the crazy busy year we’ve had this year in London, I know for certain that the rural retreat will be just the thing we need!

I would of course, love it we could have both families get together around the table every Christmas like something out of a movie with everyone stretched across a loooooong big table, nattering and laughing to our hearts content. Some day I guess, so until then it’ll be a jet-setting affair to be with one or the other which isn’t all bad! We’re actually hoping to visit my family in India in the new year sometime, which would be amazing as it’s been over two years since we were over and I can’t tell you how much I look forward to spending time with my little grandmother and stuffing our faces with all her delicious home-cooked meals! *sigh*MbM_12-Styled-Days-of-Xmas_10

Well folks, that’s my festive east-meets-west table top styling! I do hope it’s inspired you to get creative and inject your own personal flair to your tables this Christmas. Remember that you can find a recap of all the styled tables here over these 12 days (as well as West Elm’s blog Front + Main) or just follow the hashtag #kindredspirits on Instgram, FB or Twitter if you fancy an up-to-date sneak peek of all the past and upcoming posts! :) There’s soooooo much festive inspiration to swoon over!

Have a wonderful week ahead and good luck with all your festive plans……..Christmas is not that far away!! (eek!) x

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It’s beginning to look a lot like christmas!

MbM_Christmas-decorations_01Gosh, I cannot believe we’ve only ONE more sleep left till Christmas Day! I’ll be honest with you, it hasn’t hit me yet probably because the days, weeks and months leading up to this festive Yuletide has all been a bit of a blur at the speed at which it’s flown by. I don’t suppose the mild weather hasn’t really contributed to that winter feeling either. Nevertheless, I have no doubt it’ll sink in tomorrow morning!!! I’ve got the all the traditional Christmas songs and carols playing in the background as I write is this…. so it’s working ;)

So, we’ve decided to stay put in London and spend Christmas on our own…yep, just the two of us for a change. It wasn’t an easy decision as it’s normally spent with our families but after a crazy few months since summer with hardly any time to ourselves, to wind down or enjoy life, we soon realised we really needed this time off for some much-needed downtime together, to relax and recuperate before the new year begins. It’s been a ridiculously long time since we’ve had any of that so I’m must say, we’re excited at the thought of it….as much as we’ll miss having family around us this yule time. MbM_Christmas-decorations_02Staying behind, meant we needed to make the extra effort to make it Christmassy without it going OTT (whole point being stress free and relaxing) and I’ve got to say, the best thing we decided to do was buy our very FIRST real Christmas tree last weekend! Neither of us have ever had one growing up so adding this to our first christmas together was definitely the right thing to do to get us into the spirit! The smell is simply divine that I can’t believe I’ve missed out on that all these years….mind you, I don’t quite miss the mess it makes nor the sharp pricks every time I go to hang an ornament! I can see why they’re called blimmin’ needles…!!! Worth it though! ;)

I kept the decorations simple this year, and obviously handmade too by making all he ornaments out of white cardstock. Since making geometric diamonds for the white-on-white styled shoot, I knew I wanted to include those along with three-dimensional stars in assorted sizes (templates, I got from here) and crackers (templates courtesy of Minieco) since I received one from the lovely Marie a few weeks back! I added a bit of hand-lettering too just to personalise it a bit more….

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What do you think? I’m definitely hooked and if only I had more time I’d love to have made more unique pieces…you know, put those old architectural model-making skills in good use! Ah well, I’ll save that for another year! :) MbM_Christmas LONDON-2014_07 MbM_Christmas-LONDON-2014_02 MbM_Christmas-LONDON-2014_01

Well, it’s definitely starting to look and feel a lot like Christmas now so I CANNOT wait to get up tomorrow morning and enjoy the next few festive days in London town with the hubby! And on that note, I wish you all the jolliest of Christmasses filled with lots of love, fun, food, carolling, and laughter! Have a good one folks! xxxx

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[DIY Christmas] Free printable gift tags – round two!

MbM_Gift-Tags_2014_headerOkay, so if you liked (or didn’t! like!) the last set of free printable gift tags, then perhaps-these watercolour-inspired designs will take your fancy? I’m still pretty hooked on the water-colour textures since my hand-lettered quote post last week, and eager to explore more with the medium.

Anyhoo, while I do that…..you go treat yourself to these bad boys, that’s if you’re still got heaps of christmas wrapping still to do! You know the drill; just click HERE to download the PDF file and off you go! My big tip with these is that if you can get hold of slightly textured card stock (that your printer will obviously be able to take!) then use that, as it gives that extra bit of dimension to the tags and will totally look the handmade part! Again, these will be great teamed up with plain gift wrap and ribbon for that soft, elegant and minimal look.

Happy gift wrapping and do let me know how you get on if you decide to use them. NINE more sleeeeeeep till Christmas folks. Gosh, I really need to pull my socks up and get all the cards, and gifts sorted! Eeeeep! Bye for now….! xxx

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**The small print** Please note that these free printables are to be used for personal use or for classroom projects. They cannot be altered, edited, or changed in any way nor sold or reproduced on any commercial level. All these designs are by me and I would therefore, be grateful if these T&C’s are complied to. If you’d like to share this blog post, by all means do so but kindly provide full credit link to Made by Molu. Thank you so much! :) 

[DIY Christmas] Free printable gift tags!

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I had hoped to have most of my Christmas presents sorted over the weekend but instead I got busy making some gift tags….as you do…..the sequence clearly made sense! Well, I was struggling with gift ideas so decided to move on to making Christmas cards….and one thing led to the other, and I found myself churning out a few designs, inspired by Scandinavian minimal motifs and the black-grey-yellow colour palette I’ve been crushing over a lot this year. I’ve also created a rubber stamp effect to add that extra bit of DIY feel.

Anyway, this may not be to everyone’s tastes as it is rather unconventional and modern but if it is, then today is your lucky day because you can get your hands on these by downloading the free printable I’ve added to this post. It works really well with plain coloured wrapping paper such as brown/manilla, white, monochrome, or even with bright colours…as long as it compliments the colour palette.

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So there you have it. You can click HERE, to download the PDF file. It’s already set to A4 size (the crop marks you find on the sheet indicate that) so, all you got to do is ‘save’ it to your computer and print it onto some nice card stock! It can’t get simpler than that! :) Oh and obviously, don’t forget to hole-punch them to string your ribbon, twine, whatever through it! ;)

Let me know, if you do decide to use these at all! I do actually have another design range which will be available real soon – stay tuned!! Happy gift-wrapping! xx

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**The small print** Please note that these free printables are to be used for personal use or for classroom projects. They cannot be altered, edited, or changed in any way nor sold or reproduced on any commercial level. All these designs are by me and I would therefore, be grateful if these T&C’s are complied to. If you’d like to share this blog post, by all means do so but kindly provide full credit link to Made by Molu. Thank you so much! :) 

[Styling the Seasons] December

MbM_STYLINGTHESEASONS_DEC-00eeeeeek DECEMBER is finally here!!!! It’s taken me a while to get my head around the fact that we’re now officially in the last month of 2014….how did that happen? It’s exciting though – with Christmas drawing near, there’s plenty to be done and checked off the list but we can definitely dust off our festive glad rags, sing a long to Christmas songs and carols, adorn our homes with sparkly decorations, bake to our hearts content (or try to!) and just get creative in every department possible……and for me, of course, tuck into spiced mulled wine and minced pies!! :) Oh yea….’tis the season indeed!!

Well, on that note, I’m really excited about this month’s ‘Styling the Seasons‘ post because I finally get to share with you the wreath I made back in November at Liberty’s for Katy and Charlotte‘s ‘Crafting the Season’ event (you’ll find all the behind-the-scenes antics in this post and a glimpse of me making the wreath). I picked out this sumptuous paisley-pattered Tana Lawn fabric that afternoon, not knowing what I wanted to make with it until I spotted the styrofoam wreath courtesy of The Homemakery. I’ve been wanting to make one for a while so that’s exactly what I did! :) The fabric was cut into strips, which FYI was quite the task at first, because I’m normally so precious over any Liberty fabric but eventually it got less painful! ;) It did take most of that afternoon to cover the entire wreath with my strips of fabric (mind you, there was a lot of nattering too!) so I decided I’d add the finishing touches back home.

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I was lucky to have found some red burlap ribbon and fake, albeit tasteful, red berry stems from Wilkos (for a pound each!) which tied in perfectly with the reds in the liberty fabric. I wanted to initially bring some gold and sparkle to the wreath but kept it super simple so that it would’t take away all the focus from the lush paisley patterns. What do you think?

It took me a while to decide on a prominent place to hang it – stewing from the typical place that would be the front door (obviously the internal side as I wasn’t going to risk having it exposed to the outside world! hah!) to the wall spaces in the hallway and lounge. Well, in the end, the dull winter light dictated its location and I hung it in the by our dining area to take these photos but I have since this post, moved it to the front door in our hallway.

MbM_STYLINGTHESEASONS_DEC-04I cannot tell you how much I LOVE mulled wine – if I could have it my way, I’d happily have anytime throughout the year but reserving it for this time of the year does make it all the more worthwhile and special. The first time I was introduced to mulled wine was at the German markets in Edinburgh yeeaaaars ago (or Glühwein as they call it) and I have ever since been hooked – not in an alcoholic kind of way (!!) but because the spiced scent and warmth of the drink always brings back memories of all the happy moments and gatherings I’ve had over the years with friends and family over this heart-warming drink. For me, it’s like officially ringing in Christmas season so it was a no-brainer to include it in here! Minced pies are another guilty pleasure of mine along with the Christmas pudding (the latter I forgot to get) so this was my excuse to…well tuck into my favourite things, with an even better excuse! :)

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Well, I guess that’s the last Styling the Seasons post for the year! I’m already looking forward to plotting next year’s styled surfaces as it’s such a delightful way to get you to embrace each month – you’ve got to hand it to the girls for concocting such a fab idea! So, if you’d like to jump on the styling band wagon, I hope I’ve swayed you enough. All you have to do is style a surface area in your home or studio and post a photo or two on any social media or blogging platform you’re on. Simply add the hashtag #StylingTheSeasons (preferably even tag Katy and Charlotte) with your entries so that it’s easily found. If for any reason you’re hesitant or doubting your skills….please don’t….I can assure you that even the most ‘skilled’ person has their fair share of creative blocks and obstacles! Plus, there’s some great tips from Charlotte here, which will help! Just remember that the whole point is to have fun and explore things you probably never had the chance to do so, not to compete or compare! ;)

So, happy styling folks and I hope you all have a fab week and weekend ahead! xxx

 

**Quick Update**

Okay, so I had to add a bow to the wreath as it was clearly missing something! I can safely say, after days of staring at it, that I’m definitely happier with this addition and now looks the part, right? Well, I’m happy! :) MbM_STYLINGTHESEASONS_DEC-new

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[DIY Christmas] Advent calendar roundup

calendrier-avent-montagnes-1[Wall Hanging Advent Calendar by Le Plus Bel Age]

I’ve never really got into the whole advent calendar thing. The idea of popping little cardboard windows for measly pieces of chocolate didn’t quite appeal nor excite me, and I’ve always wondered what all the fuss was about. Okay, so perhaps the fact that I’m not really a chocolate person might be behind all that….who knows, but each to their own right? ;)

That being said, in the recent years, with alternative advent calendar ideas spreading across blogs and Pinterest, I must say it’s definitely got me changing my tune. Firstly, I LOVE how there’s no chocolate involved and secondly, I LOVE how different and creative the ideas are getting each year; from pretty garlands and geometric wall hangings to funky streetscapes and woodlands settings It really does bring a lot more fun to the festive season! So while I’ve yet to take on the annual tradition myself (I will jump on the wagon next year simply for its creativity!), I can’t help but admire all the crafty, handmade goodness that’s about these days which is why I’ve decided to share a few more of my favourites again (you can also check out last year’s post here). I know we’ve only a night left till we officially kick off the Christmas countdown but thought you’d like a wee nosey at these or fancy a last-minute make. I think they’re brilliant for adults and children alike!


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What I love about the felt ball and the copper calendar ideas is the way they’ve both incorporated ‘activities’ or ‘acts of kindness’ in place of gifts and chocolates which I thought was a marvellous idea that really gets you in the festive spirit… than just stuffing your faces with treats – you’ll be doing that any way over the holidays! If you need more inspiration on these advent activities, hop on over to Mum In The Madhouse blog!

Well folks, enjoy your countdown to Christmas….I can’t believe December is here already!! xxx

Crafting the Seasons at Liberty

Crafting The Seasons photographed by Katharine Peachey (2 of 197)Aahhhhhhh this post has taken me twice as long to put together because I keep drifting away in all the festive warmth and loveliness these photos exude! *sigh*  Well, thanks to the super talented Katharine Peachey, I’m excited to share with you some beautiful photographs from the fabulous shindig I attended last Sunday afternoon (remembrance Sunday) – you know, just so you can revel in all the festive magic yourself! ;)

I’m not sure if you recall me mentioning it in last month’s Styling the Seasons post, but I had been kindly invited by Katy and Charlotte to their first ‘Crafting the Seasons‘ event at Liberty, London. I was so stoked about this for many reasons but mainly because I had been looking forward to the much-needed creative distraction and catching up with fellow bloggers (old and new faces)……and this is was my first…yes, first….trip to Liberty!!! (shocking, I know…Just don’t ask…!)

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Crafting The Seasons photographed by Katharine Peachey (24 of 197)So, the delightful ‘crafternoon’ session was held in the beautiful wood-panelled Heritage Suite at Liberty, and my goodness it really is something else! I hadn’t been thinking of Christmas at all until I stepped into this room (what felt like Narnia!) and for the next three hours we crafted and chatted away to our hearts content, leaving the real world to carry on outside of these magical walls. The girls sure know how to put on a marvellous show; we had piles (and I mean generous piles) of gorgeous, to-die-for Liberty Tana Lawn fabric to play with, fab selection of craft supplies courtesy of Kate at The Homemakery, a freaking amazing liberty goody bag (I’ll reveal the contents in a separate blogpost), and plenty of scrummy nibbles including macaroons and mince pies! Oh, it really was a dream! :)

Our task that afternoon was to create a decorative Christmas piece – whatever took our fancy, really. I opted to make a wreath with some divine paisley-patterened Liberty fabric (the Indian in me clearly took charge!) while the others made some of the most beautiful bunting, garlands, decorative embroidery hoops, stuffed animals and birds, baubles, etc I’ve ever seen! The creativity in that room was simply remarkable. I was reminded of how much I’ve missed crafting (with my recent hiatus) and that being in the company of such fun and inspiring women, was exactly what I needed to feel charged up again. Honestly, I could have easily stayed on the entire evening (and the next few days) with all the fun and banter that day. I cannot thank all the lovely ladies enough for such an amazing afternoon….particularly Katy, Charlotte, Kate, Anna and Hannah for organising, hosting and making it all happen! So great to get my creative mojo back, yay! :D

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Edited Selection Katharine Peachey34Crafting The Seasons photographed by Katharine Peachey (138 of 197)Swooning yet? ;) Well, a massive thank you to Katharine for beautifully capturing that day. If this doesn’t get you into the festive crafting spirit then stay tuned for next month’s ‘Styling the Seasons‘ post where I’ll be sharing more on my Liberty print wreath! And here are the links to all the bloggers who got crafty with me that day if you’d like to have a nosey at all their lovely creations too.

Jeska at Lobster and SwanLisa Levis at Betty and Walter / Emily Quinton at Makelight / Lou at Littlegreenshed / Sarah-Lou at Lapin Blu  / Heather at Growing Spaces / Teri at The Lovely Drawer / Hannah at Hannah in the House / Tamsyn at The Villa on Mount Pleasant / Ruth at The Planned Adventure / Emma at A Quiet Style / Amy at Daisy Fay / Lori at Wild and Grizzly / Melanie at  Geoffrey and Grace / Tina at Colourliving / Jo at The Only Place / Laura at Circle of Pine Trees / Alexis at Something I Made

Happy crafting!! xx

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[All photographs by Katharine Peachey]

[D.I.Y. Gifts] Handmade Felt Notebook sleeve

MbM_Felt-Book-Cover_mainHello folks! I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and enjoying your much needed R&R over the holidays. I cannot believe how quickly the last week flew by and it’s not long till we ring in 2014! Well, before we do, I wanted to give you a little glimpse into a Christmas gift I made for my father-in-law.

One of his presents was a little black notebook we got from Muji which we thought would be perfect for all his notes, addresses and passwords but we decided it would be nice to present it in a bespoke or personalised sleeve of some sort. Having failed to find any that suited the size of the notebook, I decided it was probably best I make one….and so I did! :) I had lots of felt kicking about so picked out some masculine colours (black and grey) and added pop of yellow to give it some life. Time was of essences so I wasn’t able to experiment with many design ideas so kept to a very simple fold-over style into which the book could slot into. Used red thread to sew the edges with to add that subtle accent……Et voila!

It’s not super perfect being the first and final draft but I guess that adds to the overall handmade look. Both my hubby and my father-in-law were happy with it so that is a good sign! I must say, even in the short space of time, I really had fun making it and now itching to make more! So if you fancy one…..you know who to come to :D

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