Meet the Maker Week #5

What else do you make? Well, apart from a mess and a pretty mean fish finger sarnie, I design and maker laser cut jewellery and also sell enamel pins as well as draw for you lovely lot.

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Meet the Maker Week #4

Today’s prompt is ‘Detail or Variant’ so I thought I’d take a few moments to talk about the most recent (as of two years ago) addition to the Sunshine Portraits, and that’s the watercolour versions 🎨

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Meet the Maker Week #2

Today’s prompt is about what inspired your chosen product and where it all began. I can't tell you exactly where I was when I drew what would become my very first Sunshine but I can tell you I wasn't at home 🌍

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Meet the Maker Week #1

I always look forward to Joanne Hawker’s Meet the Maker challenges and I’ve been excited about joining in again this week, especially as the focus is more around our work this time. Today is the first day and all about introducing a product so I’m going to tell you about one of my most FAVOURITE things to work on as part of Hello Sunshine; Sunshine Portraits.

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hello PROJECT VAN

Back in August 2016, I officially introduced you all to a life long dream and plan to help make it reality. Project Van, as I affectionately called it, was my way of bringing the dream of owning my very own campervan to life. I thought it was about time to revisit that dream after something pretty epic happened this year…

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hello CHRISTMAS MARKETS

I know, I know, it’s not even Halloween yet and I’m dropping the C-bomb all over the place BUT if you’re calendar is anything like mine, you’ll be getting booked up quickly and I have some VERY important dates to share with you…

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hello SEPTEMBER

It’s half way through October so in my natural, late blogging style, I’m going to tell you about September. It was a jam-packed one with lots of trips (and work!) so grab a brew and feel free to read on if you fancy seeing what I got up to…

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hello GLITTERY KITTIES

Last year I started to play with a new acrylic (a very sparkly one!) and created these little Midnight Kitty studs as limited edition members of the Sunshine cat gang. They went down a treat so this year I decided it was time to make them some friends…

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hello AUGUST

Summer feels like it’s starting to leave us, with nights drawing in and back-to-school vibes in full force now that September has arrived. So I thought it was about time I caught up and shared August’s round up post, before Christmas arrives…

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hello SUNSHINE PORTRAITS

I’m going to be 100% honest with you all. While I genuinely love painting portraits at events, this weekend was a bit of a wallop to my confidence. Anywho, I spent a little time wallowing and feeling a bit lost over the weekend but I remembered a blog post I wrote last year. It was to mark 10 years since I started drawing my signature style Sunshine Portraits…

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hello MINIMOON

OK, so maybe this counts as wedding spam for some, but for me I'm firmly listing this under ADVENTURES! The Beard and I like to plan lots of mini trips to look forward to throughout the year from super budget camping adventures to those a bit further afield that we have to consider and save for a bit more. For our honeymoon…

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hello NOTTINGHAM

I’m SO EXCITED to be heading back to my hometown this weekend and back to one of my favourite doodling spots, at Handmade Nottingham. YAY! I’ll be painting portraits for the lovely folk of Nottingham as part of the 3 day Bank Holiday pop up event Rhea is running. I will be there 12 - 5pm on Saturday…

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hello MR & MRS : Q&A

I promised to answer any questions you lovely lot threw my way throughout the Mini Wedding series and here we are! If you left a question, hopefully you'll enjoy finding the answer in here and if you're just here for the photos and a bit more goss about our Big Day then I hope you enjoy these little nuggets too.

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hello MR & MRS : the BIG day

You've read all about the hard work and love that went on leading up to this and most of what happened behind the scenes. You've also had peeks into almost every element of the day but this post, right here is where I'm going to bring it all together and take you through the Big Day itself.

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hello JULY

Here we are again! Another month has flown by so here's another cheeky round up of everything July brought along, from our honeymoon and mini day trips to tackling being back at work briefly and of course, meeting Buddy! I'll keep it short and sweet as I'm aware I've been waffling quite a lot over here lately...

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hello MR & MRS : diy & playtime

This post hopefully follows on nicely from last week's 'pimping the place' theme, as I plan to share more about the fun DIY projects and other creative super heroes we worked with.

I'll try to break it up into fun, photo-filled and manageable chunks but can't promise I won't get carried away with waffling about the amazing people who helped us with certain things because...

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hello MR & MRS : pimping the place

Originally I was going lump everything from stationery and DIY projects to decor and additional props for our Big Day in one post but there seems to be a little too much to waffle about. So I’ve split it in two and hopefully you’ll enjoy these slightly shorter insights a bit more!

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