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Last week I found a competition via the Print and Pattern blog to design a sock. I spent most of the weekend and early this week, tweaking designs I had already come up with, and designing new ones, and it was long, hard work, but I am pleased with the results. The Sock It To Me competition is a publicly voted for event, so please, if you can, head over to the facebook page to have your say! 

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You can grab the original drawing of my new Grey Wolf in my Etsy shop now. Just £30 plus p&p. I really hope you like him. I greatly enjoyed drawing all the fur, and watching his proud personality grow on the paper. Click HERE to be taken to the shop.

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At the beginning of the week I read a tweet by @amyjpeg (aka Amy Blackwell) announcing the arrival of her first book in her shop. I love Amy’s work, and have done for a long time, so was immediately intrigued and clicked over to have a look. 
Basically, I couldn’t resist it, and today ‘A Pocketful of Black Cats’ turned up at my house. It is truly wonderful, with the most beautiful little black and white drawings inside, and so professionally made. I also, got some lovely postcards too, which will be hung up when I find a new hanging system for my postcard collection. Anyway, thank you Amy, for the book. I will treasure it 😀

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Early in January the wonderful Alicia Rose from iamAliciaRose, organised a Secret Valentines event. Participants were given addresses to send off a selection of goodies in time for February 14th. 
I received a corker of a selection from Harriet Gray, whom I follow avidly on Twitter, and whose work I greatly admire. I received a handmade notebook, a card with a beautiful bird drawing on it, a sticker, and some amazing handmade fabric hearts which now hang above my desk. They fit my colour scheme in room perfectly. There was also a selection of chocolate coins, but I ate those soon after opening :S