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January sketchbook page by Hannah Longmuir

January 2024 Journal how to be quiet I’ve been running my little business for over 12 years now.  Without fail, the run up to Christmas is hectic.  It begins with calendar launch in September and ends when the calendar sells out at the beginning of January.  I love it, it is such a buzz.  It […]

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Etsy shop banner Hannah Longmuir

Re-post: My Etsy Story I was asked some questions by the nice folks at Alura about my Etsy story so far. I thought I would re-post it here in case it was of any interest.  Link below. You can read the full interview here: More Journal Posts Return to Journal

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The Little Crow Flies Again blank card by Hannah Longmuir

The Shop is Open! I’m very excited to announce the re-opening of my online shop. When I closed my online shop in March, before the baby arrived, I thought it would just be for a few weeks until we found our feet. Five months later and here we are, finally, re-opening! I’ve got lots of

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Wild Months Postcards by Hannah Longmuir

Maternity Leave: The Plan Here’s what to expect from my maternity leave: I thought it might be helpful to do a little post for anyone browsing my website hoping for an insight on when they might be able to place an order.  Here’s the rough plan (and it is rough!): Trade Stockists – I’m trying

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Hannah Longmuir Studio Tour 2021

I’ve been meaning to share some of the photographs that Lauren from The Colourful Edit took in the studio earlier in the year.  Here’s a selection of my favourites: The studio is such a warm and quiet and happy place.  It is just the spare bedroom in our house but I feel like I’ve gone

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I was going to write a blog post with 10 things I’ve learnt from 10 years in business.  I started it and realised I would much rather hear from some of the amazing women who I’ve met in the past 10 years.  I’ve met so many talented, capable, interesting women with brilliant businesses since I

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This week marks ten years since I registered as self employed and began my business journey.  Ten years!  I honestly can’t believe I’ve been doing this for a decade.  It genuinely still feels brand new.  I still look at other businesses and think how nice it would be to be that established and to know

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Happy Thinking of You Week! Thinking of You Week is organised by the Greetings Card Association with the goal of highlighting the the emotional impact that sending a handwritten card can have.  The emotional significance of the written word during lockdown has been made clear by new Royal Mail research, which reveals that one in five

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Our little baby boy, Murdo (or The Piglet, as I most often call him as he makes lots of snuffly piglet noises and has legs that look like sausages), was born in May and since then we’ve been enjoying getting to know each other. It’s been a rollercoaster of a ride – as any new

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I’ve been asked a few times since I moved studio space last summer for some pics of the studio. I see artist’s studios on Pinterest that are filled with green-leafed plants, quirky finds and tastefully splattered paint. Mine is not like that. I have a lot of piles of cardboard boxes and some functional shelving.

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