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Paper engineer Sarah Louise Matthews talks festive preparation
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