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5 Must Haves For The Perfect Picnic

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5 Must Haves For The Perfect Picnic

This week is national picnic week here in the U.K and to celebrate the launch of my picnic inspired collection Splendid Strawberries I am bringing you all the best things about picnicking and the joy it brings! 

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Why Doodling Lucy & Farming?

Back British Farming Small business behind the scenes

Why Doodling Lucy & Farming?

Farming themes can be seen throughout my work and products So, as you may know by now one of my core values is to promote Back British Farming.  But why? What's my link with farming? Why does it mean so much to me? My Grandfather (who we call Papa) grew up on a cider farm in Devon, this farm has been in my family for over 300 years and is still going today! He and my Granny moved to run a farm in Hampshire which is where my Dad grew up, and has since been taken over by my Uncle....

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Blooming Buttercups Collection From Sketchbook To Launch Night

Collection Design Small business behind the scenes

Blooming Buttercups Collection From Sketchbook To Launch Night

I started this collection straight after Christmas, I got thinking about last spring and how different it was from any other spring I had experienced.What I could take from that to put into my new collection. 

Now last spring was like no other because of course we were all put in lockdown for the first time in our lives. Remember when it was all new and almost exciting? When we were planning zoom quizzes and where we could go on our daily exercise? Feels like a verrrrryyyy long time ago doesn't it! 

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Small Business Week - Inspiration and Editing

Small Business Week - Inspiration and Editing

Inspiration SO where do I gather inspiration from for new cards, collections and products? Honestly? Everywhere. Whether it's the great countryside I live in, Pinterest, magazines, T.V programmes, existing products, my old collections the list goes on. Inspiration can strike at any moment - the spread the love tractor popped into my head just before I went to sleep and I had to get out of bed and write it down so I didn't forget!  The best thing to do is get ideas down, so they're not just floating around in your head, get a Pinterest board going of all...

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Small Business Week 2021 - Social Media

Small Business Week 2021 - Social Media

It's a tricky old world is social media and the trickiest part about it? It's constantly changing, just as you begin to get used to something the big guys over at Instagram/Facebook HQ decide to throw another thing into the mix, we now have to save? What's a reel? 

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