Hello! Grace here.
Firstly, thank you so much to those of you who donated to Cycle For Survival! It’s so generous of you. We cycle on Saturday! If anyone missed my last blog and would still like to donate to the fight against rare cancers, you can do so here.
Secondly, let’s send lots of positive energy and good vibes up to Scotland, where my Mum, Dave and the Clarity crew are working tirelessly at the SEC this week. There’s a lot that goes into these exhibitions. I did the SEC a few times myself as a kid, and it was quite the experience! So busy!
I vividly remember (and often tease my Mum about) entering the huge building one morning, probably about 14 years old, wondering ‘WHY am I here for a whooooole week’. A despondent teenagers’ suffering. And suddenly a group of about 10 women ran across the hall entrance, practically rugby tackled my Mum, squealing and yelling, “Barbara Barbara Barbara” in very strong Scottish accents. I couldn’t stop laughing. I think, in that moment, I realised what a success my Mum was.
This was long before the telly, you see. And we were mostly a mail-order company, with craft exhibitions throughout the year. I watched these women (and I’m not exaggerating) FREAKING OUT to meet her in person. And it hit me how important these exhibitions are for our friends and customers.
You get to watch demonstrations in person, meet your favourite crafters and shop NOT online for a change. I get it.
Some can’t make the trips though, and that’s why we have things like Clarity Youtube. This is our most recent YouTube Tuesday video, and it’s all about the 3-Way-Overlay technique, which I find fascinating.
I do love those houses. Looks like England to me. And Amsterdam. Where does it remind you of? Enjoy!
Lotsa Love, Grace xoxo
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