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I’m so happy to say that my Instagram shop is now and running after almost a year of setting it up. I started it about a year ago just as when the first lockdown started, and so I thought, I could give this ago and get it up and running in no time at all.



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Honestly, I’ve spent so many hours trawling through the Net looking for solutions to the issues (and complaining and moaning at the same time) I actually just left it for a couple of weeks as it was really annoying me!

I’ll have to write up what I actually did in the end as it’s pretty laborious and time consuming. The thing is though, it took about 6-8 weeks for them to verify my shop once I had everything all set up- so it’s just a matter of waiting for Instagram to do their bit (in the midst of a pandemic, please just be patient and take your mind off it if you’re the process of getting your shop or account verified).

Anyway, enjoy the rest of the week and a long post about how to set up an Instagram shop is currently underway.




Hello folks… can you see where I’m going with this?! I’m super pleased to announce that I’ve finally opened a Folksy shop! I’ve been meaning to do this for over a year now, but I never got round to it. Anyway, I thought I would give it a bash and see how it goes. Obviously I’m having to navigate my way round it as I’m going and it’s hard not to compare it with Etsy as the two user interfaces are completely different. I’m always up for trying out new things- it’s the best way to learn too.

I’ll be updating more products as I’m going, hopefully within the next couple of weeks, so stay tuned and support handmade local businesses!

Are you on Folksy? Are there any advice you could give to a newbie who’s just joined Folksy? What do you think of it? I look forward to reading your comments below. 

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!



Happy September everyone! The summer holidays sure did whizz by super quickly, right? With a blink of an eye I’m back at work again… there’s another six weeks or so before the next half-term so really when I think about it it’s pretty decent.

Just to announce that I’m having a big old sale over at my Etsy shop. All art prints (A4 and A3) have a whooping big 20% off- now until Monday 18th September so get them while you still can!


In other unrelated art news, I’m having an assessment with Mind next Tuesday for some counselling as my social anxiety/anxiety is getting worse as the years go on. It’s time I faced my problems head on and seek professional help. I’ve had anxiety for a very long time now, especially social anxiety, and big outings and events makes my skin crawl and my stomach do triple somersaults (no, I’m not exaggerating either). At the moment I can’t really face new people in a closed environment, I’m coping albeit smiles and random small talk but the thought of it makes me want to avoid things like that.

I’ll let you all know how the assessment goes so I’m hoping Mind will recommend some form of counselling sessions for me.

Thanks for reading my post as always and have a great week wherever you are!