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Why I should tell you to be summer ready (but can’t bring myself to do it)

I’m in a summer-ready quandary, Kraken lovers. You see, it’s that time of year when we wimmin are repeatedly exhorted to be summer ready. If it’s not coming from ads it’s coming from the meedja so by that standard, I should be exhorting you to be summer ready too, right? RIGHT? After all Kraken Kreations […]

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9 Reasons Why You Should Stop Asking Creatives for Freebies

Have you ever asked a maker for freebies? Well if you have, steady yourself. You’re about to be, what the kids of today call, ‘woke’. That’s because lots of makers are routinely asked to provide freebies of their products to family, friends, charities and even strangers. It’s happened to me and to almost every other […]

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Surprise!

One of the things that boggles me the most about running Kraken Kreations is exactly how creative my customers can be. You’d have thought that it would be me who has the most staggering 3am ideas for new items that make me leap out of bed and write such phrases as “swinging cat bag!” on the back […]

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In yer face!

Look, you might have noticed by now that I don’t do pastels. Or florals. Or any fabrics that don’t punch you in the face before leaving you for dead. That’s because pastels and florals just aren’t the kraken style. I prefer my prints to be the sewing equivalent of a drag queen – unmistakable, glorious and […]

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Lately I’ve been asked whether I copy my ideas from other crafters or if I come up with my own designs. And after I’ve been restrained by a nearby SWAT team I answer that yes, I do indeed come up with my own ideas for bags, cases and covers and home decor thank you very bloody much. […]

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