Sewing Boats

3 broken needles later…. my sewing machine and I are no longer friends, but I did end up with a nice picture of the boats at Holy island!

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Frank

I finally drew a present for my brother this Christmas. I’ve been meaning to do it for a while but I didn’t want to rush it. I was quite pleased with it in the end! What do you think?

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Barter Books

One of the things I really miss about the north is the most amazing secondhand bookshop! I worked at Barter Books for 7 years and if you’re ever in Northumberland, it really is a must see. It’s situated in the old railway station and the interior is stunning. Mary and Stuart are the couple who own it and Mary really has a great eye for style. So much thought has gone into every last detail and I loved to be involved when Mary was choosing a new paint colour or deciding what a room needed when it was missing something. The shop is also home to the original Keep Calm and Carry On poster; It originally came into the bookshop in a box of books from auction. I only have a couple of photos of the shop in London and here is also a copy of a drawing of the bookshop that I drew for my manager’s wedding present.

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