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It’s all in the photos. I know that. You know that. Great product photos are so very important when selling online. But what about an editorial photo shoot? Featuring not just the lampshades, but me and the story of my lampshade-making Granddad – magazines love that sort of thing! How I’d love to win this competition to win an editorial photo shoot by photographer Lyndsey James who:

… creates striking imagery for businesses and stunning portraits for professionals [and is] renowned for her ability to capture form and detail in products and a wealth of personality in a portrait … she has positioned herself at the forefront of the business photography industry … from cottage crafters to corporations her clients enjoy honest pricing and a friendly, professional service throughout, with the added benefit of endless creativity and ‘outside the box’ thinking.

About Quincy, she says:

This craft has been passed down through Ruth’s blood line without her even knowing, a story of craftsmanship and family history I would love to tell.

All you have to do is vote for me to win here! Voting closes tomorrow – I’ll keep you posted!

Skippity do dah, skippity day… my oh my.



I used to be an editor. Law and physics were my thing. I was very good at correcting High Court judges and Chinese physicists. Originally, I wanted to be a journalist, but I got sacked six weeks in. My love of books, writing and illustration did not suffer, so when I read of a young woman determined to publish her very own print magazine I offered my support. A bit of proofreading perhaps? But no, Helen Martin wanted my stay-at-home-mum to small-business-owner story. These past months I have followed her progress in awe. This Sunday she launches her very own Lionheart Magazine:

 I wanted to inspire with a collection articles, illustration and photography that will affirm a reader’s sense of belief in themselves and their capabilities in some way … I knew that if I put everything together and made a physical, printed publication into the vision I could see, it could be amazing … My own paper inspiration, I have always kept. Then I tried to do as much market research and go to as many meetings with editors, publishers, stockists … to try and perform this dream, with as much knowledge as possible. Always hanging onto that ethos, so integral to Lionheart Magazine: print, created with no compromises – only a roar in the heart.

Read Helen’s writing here and watch a video here. Be sure to buy Lionheart Magazine when you see it, or buy now. Inside you’ll find the heart of a determined woman and many others, including mine. Or drop in to the launch party, Sun 11th Dec, at 40 Alfred Place, Bristol. I’ll be giving a lampshade-making demo and I’ll have an armful of shades for sale at market price.

Back in April I was moaning on Twitter about being rejected by Not On The High Street (don’t know why – it’s their policy not to give reasons). That same day I had a direct message from Rebecca at Northern Homes magazine saying that was ‘rubbish’ and could I send her some high res images to include in the next issue of their magazine. My smile exploded! Rebecca made my day. And here it is. My first ever appearance in a homes and interiors print publication! It’s a lovely magazine – I may even subscribe. I am Tweeter of the Month! Now, where’s the podium?

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