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Pa­per engi­neer Sarah Louise Matthews talks fes­tive prepa­ra­tion

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As Christmas is my favourite time of year, I plan as far in ad­vance as I can, start­ing in spring, with the aim of sav­ing a lit­tle time in De­cem­ber for mer­ry­mak­ing. I keep my range con­cise, set­tling on a hand­ful of prod­ucts as well as a show­piece to dis­play at mar­kets – it’s un­likely to sell, but it’s a good con­ver­sa­tion starter. En­sur­ing I have ev­ery­thing I need in plenty of time is vi­tal, and I like to plan out my fair dis­play early, al­low­ing time to make or buy ex­tra props. I es­pe­cially love Rene­gade Craft Fair. Ta­bles come with a hefty price tag,

I love rene­gade craft fair. I al­ways leave feel­ing ex­hausted but be­yond happy!

but it’s worth it – heaps of fun and amaz­ing for mak­ing con­tacts. I al­ways leave feel­ing ex­hausted but be­yond happy! So­cial posts can fall to the bot­tom of my pri­or­ity pile, and my workspace be­comes an un-In­sta­grammable mess, so last year I fes­tively styled prod­ucts and made my ‘ 12 days of Paper­mas’ In­sta se­ries in ad­vance. I try to re­mem­ber the old say­ing, ‘You can do any­thing, but not ev­ery­thing’. Visit Sarah’s web­site at www.sarahlouise­matthews.com to dis­cover more of her amaz­ing work and shop her pa­per­cut cards, or check out her In­sta­gram @_sarah_­matthews.

Name: Sarah Louise Matthews Oc­cu­pa­tion: Pa­per engi­neer and de­signer A f lamingo show­piece gets peo­ple talk­ing On the first day of ‘Paper­mas’ Sarah made this 3D par­tridge Sarah’s cards and tags are top sell­ers on­line and at mar­kets

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