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2014 – what mattered most

New Home In February, we left the tiny flat in South West and moved into a small house in the South East part of town. This wasn’t a dream of mine – to live in a house – but I don’t like having any neighbours above and Karol wanted access to a garden so we…

Christmas Wreath Making

Christmas Wreath Making

I will blog for Christmas, you can plan on me… was my first thought as soon as I woke up yesterday. December’s finally here and those of you who visited this place in previous years know well that it’s one of my favourite times of year. OK, correct: it is my absolute favourite time of…

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Studio lately

Mess, random objects and work in progress – this is what’s been happening here lately. I finished a new set of notebooks and it feels great, especially now, when my tax return is screaming for attention. These days I wish I could stretch time. Everything takes too long. When I look at this room in…

StuffedMice Bread And Butter

Some thoughts on freelancing

Freelancing is something I hardly ever talk about. And up until last year, when I set up my limited company, it never felt like a conscious decision. A while back, when I left mental health for photography (of course I’m talking about industries but couldn’t help an itsy bitsy play with meaning), it was required…

yeah, blogging used to be easy

I have these two PDFs with my old blog. Today I had a look at some notes. All in Polish. All super simple. And most probably all clear to me and nobody else but me. Or maybe not. Anyway, more often than not they make me laugh or at least smile so here’s a portion…

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Shop

It’s been a while since I started my stuffedmice shop on Big Cartel but haven’t mentioned it here. I’m working on my second small collection of notebooks. The first one – Pastels – you can see below. Creating in paper makes me happy and so I hope to share my joy with others. Welcome!

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Quick fix: covered windows

The studio is the saddest room in the house at the moment. With random furniture and usually biggest mess. Although the mess actually livens it up a little. But yes, still very sad-looking. When I work from home or stay at home, I spend most of my day here. Which really only adds to my,…

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Cocoa – from the bottom shelf

What do you bring from your travels? I used to bring close to nothing. Then the whole, what I call minimalism movement, took off and I started my souvenir rebellion. I can’t stand ideology, no matter how good it is. So now, for every trip, I allocate a small budget to spend on shopping. It’s…

Handmade Notebooks Black Mode

Shop Update: Black Mode Collection

There is a new collection of notebooks in my shop (half of it still available for sale). Black Mode is a nod to Depeche Mode – their music and lyrics. Lines from Enjoy The Silence, Policy Of Truth and Stripped, some of my favourite songs, were hand-embossed on black covers. Plain white pages with white…

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Helsinki – Art

When friends asked me what I wanted to do in Helsinki, my only answer was: take a ferry to one of those islands and swim in the sea. Of course, with the weather we encountered, the only sea I could swim in were sidewalk peddles – my optimism in the form of a swimming suit…