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SWALK creative Providing a unique range of alternative greetings cards and gifts. We pride ourselves on using local resources and eco friendly suppliers. Providing a unique range of alternative and creative greetings cards and gifts.

We pride ourselves on using local resources and suppliers, as well as doing our bit globally! All our cards, postcards and envelopes are made from 100% recyclable materials -even our cellophane is biodegradable! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram swalkcreative

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๐Ÿฅ Drumroll please ๐ŸฅI am beyond thrilled to introduce you to Nasha Cash - the latest addition to the SWALK lineup! ๐ŸคฉYou c...
13/06/2022

๐Ÿฅ Drumroll please ๐Ÿฅ

I am beyond thrilled to introduce you to Nasha Cash - the latest addition to the SWALK lineup! ๐Ÿคฉ

You can find Nasha's work in the shop from *today* and Nasha will be at Afflecks Manchester in person today til 6pm if you want to say hey! ๐Ÿ‘‹

Here's a sneak peek at just some of the new artwork in store, I can't wait to share more with you over the next few weeks! ๐Ÿ’–

๐ŸŒž Happy Friday ๐ŸŒžIssue 26 of The Happy Newspaper by Emily Coxhead has landed! This issue is a super postive roundup all a...
03/06/2022

๐ŸŒž Happy Friday ๐ŸŒž

Issue 26 of The Happy Newspaper by Emily Coxhead has landed!

This issue is a super postive roundup all about *Progress* ๐Ÿคฉ so if you want some good vibes to kick off the weekend you can grab a copy in store or on our swanky new website from today!

www.swalkcreative.com/shop/p/the-happy-news

GUUUUYYYYSSSS ๐Ÿ’–(I know, 2 posts in one day is wild but nobody's seeing them anyway ๐Ÿ˜‚)LOOK WHAT YOU DID!! Thank you so mu...
27/05/2022

GUUUUYYYYSSSS ๐Ÿ’–

(I know, 2 posts in one day is wild but nobody's seeing them anyway ๐Ÿ˜‚)

LOOK WHAT YOU DID!! Thank you so much everyone who donated period products on Saturday. Thanks to your contributions and a hugely generous donation from Afflecks Manchester we have TONS of sanitary products to pass on to EVERY MONTH ๐Ÿ’– They do amazing work distributing packs of menstrual products to food banks and other services for people living in poverty.

And if you missed out, fear not! There's plans in the works for a collection point to become a permanent fixture for us ๐Ÿ‘€ and until then you can find this pink donation bin at our NQ neighbours Oklahoma to keep donating!

Want to win this?? ๐Ÿ‘€The Hana Rubi - Studio ceramics are always *super* popular and we normally keep these as an in-store...
27/05/2022

Want to win this?? ๐Ÿ‘€

The Hana Rubi - Studio ceramics are always *super* popular and we normally keep these as an in-store exclusive ๐Ÿ’… but as part of our 7th birthday celebrations we're giving away one of these Hana Rubi ceramic birds, plus 13 other amazing prizes ๐Ÿคฉ

All you need to do is sign up to our brand new newsletter! We'll be sending occasional updates about new artists, first look product launches and exclusive discounts too ๐Ÿ‘€ Head to this link to sign up! www.swalkcreative.com/newsletter-signup

Due to the size of this bundle the winner will need to be UK based so we can post it out after the giveaway closes on 04/06. Check IG my stories for the full prize!

๐Ÿšจ Back in Stock ๐ŸšจSo Saturday was v busy and these have been wildly popular, sorry if you missed out on one last week! Bu...
23/05/2022

๐Ÿšจ Back in Stock ๐Ÿšจ

So Saturday was v busy and these have been wildly popular, sorry if you missed out on one last week!

But we've had a full restock of Dave Draws maps, most notably:
- Prestwich
- Fallowfield/ Withington
- Urmston
all of which have been selling as fast as we get them in. We've also got the classic Manchester City Centre back!

๐ŸŽˆ7๐ŸŽˆGuys I blew the budget on balloons ๐Ÿ˜‚ but it's happeninnngggg ๐Ÿฅณ Come and join us on the 2nd floor of Afflecks Manchest...
21/05/2022

๐ŸŽˆ7๐ŸŽˆ

Guys I blew the budget on balloons ๐Ÿ˜‚ but it's happeninnngggg ๐Ÿฅณ

Come and join us on the 2nd floor of Afflecks Manchester today to celebrate 7 years since we opened ๐Ÿ’– There's 10% off EVERYTHING in the shop, I've made some extremely cute crispy cakes and there's sweets and prosecco galore ๐Ÿพ

And if you are coming in today please bring some period products, we're collecting donations today ๐Ÿ™

We're open til 6pm, I can't wait to see some of your smiley faces today ๐ŸŒž Thanks for 7 years!!

Want to win all this artwork?! To celebrate our 7th birthday we're giving away ยฃ100+ of artwork and all you need to do f...
20/05/2022

Want to win all this artwork?!

To celebrate our 7th birthday we're giving away ยฃ100+ of artwork and all you need to do for a chance to win is sign up to our ๐ŸŒŸ brand new newsletter ๐ŸŒŸ

We've picked out all your favourites from each of our talented Manchester makers, so head to this link www.swalkcreative.com/newsletter-signup to be in with a chance of winning all this! We'll pick a winner at random to receive this through the post ๐Ÿฅณ

And don't forget to come and celebrate with us tomorrow at Afflecks Manchester !

ARTISTS: Just over 24 hours to go until the deadline for applications! Please get your emails in before midnight tomorro...
19/05/2022

ARTISTS: Just over 24 hours to go until the deadline for applications! Please get your emails in before midnight tomorrow!

OK I've been neglecting FB and Twitter but I want as many people as possible to know...

๐Ÿšจ We're having an open call for artists! ๐Ÿšจ

Those of you that have been following our lovely Penny and Me will know she recently moved to Nottingham, and while we LOVE Shannon's commitment to traveling back up and down for SWALK shifts it's getting a bit much so unfortunately she'll be saying goodbye at the end of May ๐Ÿ’”

It does mean that we have space for a new Manchester-based artist to take her place though! ๐ŸŽจ

If you want to be the next artist to get a spot at SWALK here's what you need to do:

- Email me with 3-4 examples of your artwork to [email protected]
- Confirm you are able to cover one *weekday* shift every 2 weeks at the shop
- Do that before midnight on Friday 20th May!

This Saturday at our 7th birthday party we'll be collecting donations of period products for homeless women in Greater M...
18/05/2022

This Saturday at our 7th birthday party we'll be collecting donations of period products for homeless women in Greater Manchester.

Here's a throwback to how many donations we managed in 2019, do you think we'll beat it this year??

If you're dropping in to celebrate with us please do bring a donation of sanitary products for the collection ๐Ÿ’–

๐ŸŽˆ SWALK turns 7 ๐ŸŽˆSaturday 21st May will mark *seven whole years* since we opened at Afflecks Manchester  ๐Ÿคฏ I honestly ca...
13/05/2022

๐ŸŽˆ SWALK turns 7 ๐ŸŽˆ

Saturday 21st May will mark *seven whole years* since we opened at Afflecks Manchester ๐Ÿคฏ I honestly cannot believe it. And it's really snuck up on me this year ๐Ÿ˜…

But!! We will of course be celebrating next weekend ๐Ÿฅณ Join us at the shop 10-6 on 21st for discounts, freebies, goodies and good vibes ๐Ÿ’–

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12/05/2022

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CALLING ALL ARTISTS ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐ŸŽจ

Our pals are back with some BIG NEWS... They're putting out an open call for a new Manchester-based artist to join their collective!

Think this could be your sign? Wanting a new challenge? Need some exposure? For your chance of joining simplyโ€ฆ

๐Ÿ’Œ Email Megan with 3-4 examples of your artwork: [email protected]
๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ Confirm you are able to cover one weekday shift every 2 weeks at the shop
โฐ Do that before midnight on Friday 20th May

Good luck x

OK I've been neglecting FB and Twitter but I want as many people as possible to know...๐Ÿšจ We're having an open call for a...
11/05/2022

OK I've been neglecting FB and Twitter but I want as many people as possible to know...

๐Ÿšจ We're having an open call for artists! ๐Ÿšจ

Those of you that have been following our lovely Penny and Me will know she recently moved to Nottingham, and while we LOVE Shannon's commitment to traveling back up and down for SWALK shifts it's getting a bit much so unfortunately she'll be saying goodbye at the end of May ๐Ÿ’”

It does mean that we have space for a new Manchester-based artist to take her place though! ๐ŸŽจ

If you want to be the next artist to get a spot at SWALK here's what you need to do:

- Email me with 3-4 examples of your artwork to [email protected]
- Confirm you are able to cover one *weekday* shift every 2 weeks at the shop
- Do that before midnight on Friday 20th May!

๐Ÿ’› Issue 25 ๐Ÿ’›Can you believe we're on the 25th instalment of The Happy Newspaper ?! This gorgeous quarterly paper is pure...
10/03/2022

๐Ÿ’› Issue 25 ๐Ÿ’›

Can you believe we're on the 25th instalment of The Happy Newspaper ?! This gorgeous quarterly paper is pure sunshine ๐ŸŒž and the latest issue has just landed! (Also excellent timing it arrived whilst I've got yellow nails ๐Ÿ’… ๐Ÿ’›)

Find us on the 2nd floor of Afflecks Manchester to grab your copy โœจ๏ธ

Big news at SWALK this week, as on Friday we'll be hosting our first ever *Seconds Sale!* As we get ready for Spring we'...
21/02/2022

Big news at SWALK this week, as on Friday we'll be hosting our first ever *Seconds Sale!* As we get ready for Spring we've had a clear out which means this Friday you have the opportunity to bag some mega bargains ๐Ÿ’ฅ

โ”๏ธ What is a 'second'โ”๏ธ
Seconds are pieces that have small imperfections, that don't quite meet the high standards our artists strive for. They could be printed slightly wonky, a little faded or perhaps some small superficial damage.

โ”๏ธ Why buy secondsโ”๏ธ
In lots of companies, any items that aren't perfect end up getting destroyed, resulting in huge waste. A seconds sale is an opportunity to save these items from going to landfill.

Chances are you wouldn't even notice the tiiiny imperfections on the pieces in our Seconds Sale, only the perfectionists that create them would!

It's also an opportunity to bag a major bargain, these items don't quite live up to their perfect counterparts so are heavily discounted in Friday's sale. The sale includes some sample pieces and end-of-line items too so there's plenty of gems to be had!

All 12 of our artists have been invited to include items in the sale, which will be run on the SWALK instagram stories from 10:30am this Friday 25th Feb. I'll show you some sneak peeks before then to give you an idea of what to expect, make sure you turn on IG reminders because it will be fastest finger first!

Happy Friday!! We made it through the first week of January ๐Ÿฅณ and if you want a little pick-me-up I have such a treat fo...
07/01/2022

Happy Friday!! We made it through the first week of January ๐Ÿฅณ and if you want a little pick-me-up I have such a treat for you this weekend ๐Ÿ‘€

Following our collaboration for their I'm super excited to have some gorgeous Wo skincare sets for SWALK customers this month! ๐Ÿง–โ€โ™€๏ธ

When you buy one of our plantable, seeded cards on etsy you'll automatically receive a skincare set containing 3 different products. is a women-led, inclusive skincare brand and I 100% credit them with me getting ID'd for scissors recently ๐Ÿ˜… my skin has never looked better. Their packaging is recycled AND recyclable so you know they're right up my street too ๐Ÿ’šโ™ป๏ธ

The first 10 customers to order a seeded card will receive this 6 piece skincare set in their order, no need to do anything I'll just pop one in when I dispatch! You'll get:
- 2 x Intense Hydrating Essence
- 2 x Eye Contour Perfecting Essence
- 2 x 3in1 Comfort Balm
AND you can choose from one of 6 different plantable card designs! Win win ๐Ÿ†

www.SWALKcreative.etsy.com

๐ŸŽ„ It's Christmassss ๐ŸŽ„*So* nearly there. I slept for 12 hours last night ๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿคฏ But now I'm refreshed and ready to help you a...
24/12/2021

๐ŸŽ„ It's Christmassss ๐ŸŽ„
*So* nearly there. I slept for 12 hours last night ๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿคฏ But now I'm refreshed and ready to help you all with your last minute shopping! We're open til 4pm, and if I don't see you today have a gorgeous Christmas and a well-earned festive break!

15/12/2021
I washi you a Merry Christmas ๐Ÿคถ

I washi you a Merry Christmas!

Check out my top tips for using washi tape when you're wrapping gifts this year. Available in 4 different colours, not only is this washi tape super cute but it's also *so* much better for the planet than plastic tapes! Helping you have a more sustainable Christmas ๐ŸŽ„

Stationery lovers rejoice! If there's one thing I love as much as gardening it's stationery โœ so I'm beyond excited to s...
01/12/2021

Stationery lovers rejoice! If there's one thing I love as much as gardening it's stationery โœ so I'm beyond excited to share with you these gorgeous SWALK pencils!

I've had these since March (I know some of you remember them from this year's and have been waiting to see them reappear ๐Ÿ˜…) but what better time than Christmas to finally debut them, they're perfect as stocking fillers!

Available in this lush green or natural wood, they're printed with 'Sealed With A Loving Kiss' in gold lettering. And they come in these cute boxes as a pack of four or you can just grab one on its own!

I hope you love them as much as I do ๐Ÿ’–

30/11/2021

COVID RULES & REGS

From today, the Government have reinstated their policy on mandatory mask wearing. That means whether your Christmas shopping in our retail pop-ups, getting your hair cut for the party season, or just nosying around our vendors then youโ€™ll have to wear one unless medically exempt.

These are temporary measures set by BoJo himself so the masks are back FOR NOW. As always keep up the social distancing and stay clear if youโ€™ve got any symptoms.

Thanks for understanding x

29/11/2021
๐ŸŒฑ Plantable Cards ๐ŸŒฑ

๐ŸŒฑ Blooming Gorgeous ๐ŸŒฑ

I am SO excited to share this new product with you ๐Ÿฅ Plantable cards! Your fave designs are now available on seeded card, packed full of wildflower seeds. Combining my two favourite things, snail mail and gardening ๐ŸŒโœ‰๐ŸŒฟ

Right now as well as a couple of year-round favourites, the bestselling Christmas cards are available in the plantable version. So this year when you take down your cards instead of recycling them you can plant them and watch your wildflower patch grow ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ It's a card AND a gift rolled into one!

I'm so excited to launch these that I'm starting them off with a 10% discount ๐Ÿคฉ no code needed, just head to the etsy and the introductory offer is already live! I'm starting a highlight on IG for these so you can find all the tips and updates on growing ๐ŸŒฑ

www.swalkcreative.etsy.com

Don't forget! This week is the first week we're open a whole *7 DAYS* so you can now shop with us 11-5 on a Sunday right...
26/11/2021

Don't forget! This week is the first week we're open a whole *7 DAYS* so you can now shop with us 11-5 on a Sunday right up until Christmas ๐ŸŽ… And we've got a selection of festive handmade hangers in stock, including these Christmas cuties by Beemancunian

Why does this photo look like I'm about to tell your fortune ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ”ฎ I'm not, but I am here to remind you we're heading into ...
09/11/2021

Why does this photo look like I'm about to tell your fortune ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ”ฎ I'm not, but I am here to remind you we're heading into the most hectic time of year for lots of small businesses!

Here's my top tips for shopping small this Christmas ๐Ÿ‘‡
- Buy in-person where you can! In shops and at markets. Ordering through online platforms can mean high transaction fees for sellers
- If you are buying online, read the description of an item closely! You wouldn't believe how many people order something tiny thinking it's going to be huge ๐Ÿ˜…
- If you're planning on ordering some custom artwork make sure you do it *early* so you're not disappointed, lots of creatives have already closed their books til 2022!
- Be patient. Remember the post last year?! ๐Ÿคฏ There's lots of things out of our control, angry emails won't make your parcels move faster ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ
- Keep a tote handy, you never know when you'll spy something fab! And bringing your own helps cut down on packaging ๐Ÿ“ฆ
- Spread the word, if you're doing your bit to shop indie this year tell your pals about the great spots you know to help share the joy! ๐ŸŒž
- Check in on your artist/ maker/ seller friends ๐Ÿค—

Shopping small is the best way to find unique gifts. Lots of love, care and time goes into handmade pieces like this beauty by Modern Woven Handmade Wall Art ๐Ÿ˜ I can't wait to welcome tons of people through our doors over the next couple of months!
Afflecks Manchester

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04/11/2021

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โ˜‘๏ธ VOTE LEVY โ˜‘๏ธ

Each week we transform a humdrum car park in our neighbourhood into the beating heart of our community by popping up with a top notch market, with the finest food, fun and friendly faces we can muster. It's completely free to come to the market and soak up the warmth of our lovely community.

But did you know that Levy Market is also a social enterprise? That means our profits go into local initiatives to help encourage our local high street thrive.

Did you ALSO know that Levy Market is run by residents of Levenshulme who volunteer their time, meaning those profits can go further, help more people and make a bigger change?

Voting is now open for Britain's Favourite Market 2022 and we would LOVE it if you could take a moment to vote for Levenshulme Market. You can find the link in our bio and voting takes literally a couple of seconds.

This weekend we'll be giving away free Levy Market badges at the Market Bar so please vote, come, have fun and show your support for Manchester's only true independent social enterprise market.

https://nabma.com/vote-for-britains-favourite-market-2022/

Hiii just here repping some SWALK stock to let you know that all these tees are now half price! In store and online they...
08/09/2021

Hiii just here repping some SWALK stock to let you know that all these tees are now half price! In store and online they're just ยฃ8 so I can whittle down the last of the stock and make room for new things ๐Ÿ’–

The quality is gooorge they're a 99% heavy cotton and they've got no side seams so no itchy labels to bother you. The sizes are unisex so they're not fitted and are quite generous, I'm wearing a medium here! I've got this wolfwhistling design and the catcalling (check my stories) in the following sizes left:

๐ŸบWolf - M, L, XL, 2XL
๐ŸฑCat - L, XL, 2XL

Shout me if you want one saving ๐Ÿ’–

www.swalkcreative.etsy.com

19/08/2021

Re-jigged my wall a bit at today! Second floor of - Open till 6 ๐Ÿ˜Š
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15/08/2021
2nd floorโ€ฆ

How fab is this?? The shop is BRIMMING with good stuff right now, I can't wait to get back to it this week ๐Ÿคฉ

๐Ÿงถ Textile Art ๐ŸงถFramed weavings are a great way to introduce some textile art into your home if you prefer straight edges...
03/08/2021

๐Ÿงถ Textile Art ๐Ÿงถ

Framed weavings are a great way to introduce some textile art into your home if you prefer straight edges and clean lines. They've got all the flair and creativity of our other weavings, but are finished with a chunky statement frame! These are a fab addition to gallery walls to add some variety of texture ๐Ÿคฉ

Swipe for the details on this piece by Modern Woven Handmade Wall Art

Happy Friday!! I'm SO excited to introduce you to our new artist, Inktally  ๐Ÿคฉ๐ŸŽจThink 70s and psychedelic, Natalie is nest...
30/07/2021

Happy Friday!! I'm SO excited to introduce you to our new artist, Inktally ๐Ÿคฉ๐ŸŽจ

Think 70s and psychedelic, Natalie is nestled between Emily paints and Nia Makes and you can buy her work from TODAY at our shop in Afflecks Manchester - I can't wait for you all to see it IRL ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

12/07/2021

Tiny framed weaving now available in SWALK creative ๐Ÿฅฐ

06/07/2021

Iโ€™m at the shop again today, restocking some prints, trying to catch up with my messages and hopefully gonna get into sketching out some new designs!
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Thereโ€™s still a small selection of little hanging ceramics here, and only available to buy in store at - so available to Manchester locals only Iโ€™m afraid.. that is until my next shop update ๐Ÿ˜Š
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As if shopping independent wasn't fab enough, today Afflecks Manchester are handing out vouchers around the building!
03/07/2021

As if shopping independent wasn't fab enough, today Afflecks Manchester are handing out vouchers around the building!

To celebrate Independents' Day, our amazing Afflecks team will be handing out ยฃ100 worth of vouchers to a few lucky customers to reward them for shopping independent. You could be given ยฃ10, or maybe even ยฃ30! It's just our way of giving back to our amazing community who have stuck by us through thick and thin.

๐Ÿ“ธ madebyl0z on Instagram

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21/06/2021

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New work up in a new space in SWALK creative ๐Ÿชด๐ŸŒฟโœจ

Timeline photos
16/06/2021

Timeline photos

Good Morning MCR ๐Ÿ‘‹

So.. Manc Wanderer let us into a great bit of info..

If you didnโ€™t know, the Oasis lyrics Cast No Shadow reflect beneath this Ancoats bridge ๐ŸŽต ๐Ÿ‘

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15/06/2021

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๐Ÿšจ Open Call for Artists Starts NOW ๐ŸšจGooooood morning!! ๐Ÿ‘‹ We've had an empty space on our walls for over a year and have ...
10/06/2021

๐Ÿšจ Open Call for Artists Starts NOW ๐Ÿšจ

Gooooood morning!! ๐Ÿ‘‹ We've had an empty space on our walls for over a year and have been biding our time, waiting for the right moment to announce a vacant spot. Now we have bounced back from the last year it's time to bring another local artist into the fold! ๐Ÿฅณ

We are a collective of 10 (soon to be 11!) Manchester based artists and you can find our City centre shop on the 2nd floor of Afflecks Manchester. We welcome all kinds of wall art and are looking to launch a new artist from July ๐Ÿ’–

SWALK operates as a co-op, run by the artists who's work we sell. This means that all our creatives cover 1 shift a fortnight at the shop, so interested artists must be available to cover 2 weekdays a month at SWALK ๐ŸŽจ

If you're keen on joining our arty gang and having your work for sale in the middle of Manchester please send an email expressing your interest to [email protected] ๐Ÿ“ง
Your email should include some examples of your products, a note about your availability, and confirm you would be available for 1 shift every 2 weeks. Applications close at midnight on 30th June.

Any questions at all let me know in the comments ๐Ÿ‘‡ or drop me a DM. Good luck! I can't wait to hear from you soon ๐Ÿ’–

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Are you ready people? ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

Iโ€™m now fully stocked at SWALK creative ready for the forthcoming busy Christmas season - this makes me officially the card kween! ๐Ÿคด๐Ÿป

All my Christmas cards are also available online at cranfieldscreations.co.uk or the link in my bio. โœจ
H A P P Y P R I D E ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€โšง๏ธ

Yesterday I camped up my SWALK creative shelves and displays just in time to wish Manchester a very very happy pride.

Have a safe enjoyable weekend everyone. โค๏ธ

Oh, and donโ€™t forget to get a cheeky 20% off on my Etsy shop! (Visit cranfieldscreations.co.uk) โœจ
Welcome to SWALK creative ๐ŸฅฐโœŒ๐Ÿป

With 12 artists and open 6 days a week, this little art collective is based in Afflecks Manchester and stocks something to suit everyoneโ€™s taste. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Iโ€™m there every other Saturday (including today) between 10am and 6pm. Head up to the second floor and see you soon! โœจ
U P D A T E - donโ€™t panic! ๐Ÿ˜…

It feels like I havenโ€™t posted in an age. Iโ€™ve been hella busy with life, which you will have seen if youโ€™ve been keeping up with my Insta stories!

From SWALK creative socials (pictured), a break in Amsterdam, volunteering for the Marine Conservation Society, spontaneous drag shows, family parties, seeing Mummy (Joe Lycett), stumbling upon Trafford Pride, watching bike races, calf tattoos, kayaking in Salford Quays, completing my Challenge, and probably more - itโ€™s been crazy, exhausting, but lots and lots of fun. ๐Ÿฅฐ

A huge thank you to everyone whoโ€™s continued to support my little biz over this time. And, thatโ€™s your update compete! ๐Ÿ˜‚

PS - The above doesnโ€™t include the day job eitherโ€ฆ โœจ
Grogu says happy Friday bbz! ๐Ÿต

Itโ€™s tea spilling time. Iโ€™m bored, Iโ€™m tired, Iโ€™m stressed, and my sales are hella quiet - Iโ€™m already down 10% on last year as things have continued to open back up and people donโ€™t rely on ordering onlineโ€ฆ ๐Ÿธ

If you fancy helping a gal out, and bring a little more joy back to my efforts, make sure to visit my Etsy or Folksy shop, and in-person SWALK creative! It would be much appreciated. โค๏ธ

Have a fab weekend yaโ€™ll! โœจ
We love our little cafe โค๏ธ

The extremely talented Emily Berry has drawn this beautiful print of Nibble๐Ÿ˜

You can buy the print from our lovely neighbours SWALK creative in Afflecks Manchester ๐Ÿ

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We love our little cafe โค๏ธ

The extremely talented Emily Berry has drawn this beautiful print of Nibble๐Ÿ˜

You can buy the print from our lovely neighbours SWALK creative in Afflecks Manchester ๐Ÿ

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Tiny framed weaving ๐ŸŒฟโœจ
Available at SWALK creative
I canโ€™t wait to see how SWALK creative gets on with one of my DIY macramรฉ kits! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ’•
"I feel Afflecks have invested a lot of time and energy into helping us to grow so we can be the best that we can be, it's really supportive, it's a really collaborative environment."

Thank you to Megan from art collective SWALK creative for sharing the story of their time at Afflecks ๐Ÿ’–

If you're interested in setting up your own space, we'd love to hear from you. Visit afflecks.com to get in touch.
We're never going to be able to sing the right lyrics to this song ever again ๐Ÿ‹

Lovely alternative Christmas cards from SWALK creative
I've been a committed admirer of SWALK creative for a good while now and it was one of my first outings when I moved to Manchester recently.

When its founder, Megan invited me to photograph her and the shop, I couldn't say yes quick enough.

So great to see Afflecks Manchester and the brilliant team of shop owners reopening their doors this week ๐Ÿ‘ I know where I'll be heading this weekend...
Today Iโ€™ve been (if you didnโ€™t know already) at People's History Museum manning Etsy Manchesterโ€™s Pop Up shop. ๐Ÿฅณ What a day! Thank you to everyone who came to see the setup and supported local Etsy sellers. It means a lot! ๐Ÿ Weโ€™re back open tomorrow at 10am with Sally from The Lobe Wardrobe, whilst Iโ€™ll be spending my day over at SWALK creative in Afflecks Manchester before holding the Pop Up shop fort again on Sunday - what a busy weekend! ๐Ÿ˜… I hope to see a few of you about - say hello. โœจ
H E Y - I havenโ€™t posted on here in a while. ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ I defo needed a bit of a break from the old SM - in the words of Britney, itโ€™s my prerogative. ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ Anyway. Get yo asses down to SWALK creative to check out my sweet display in Afflecks Manchester! Absolutley buzzing with how it came together, so much so last weekend after my first shift working in the shop I had a swift BFP at Common. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป Please go and shop small...whilst you can! โœจ
S H O P - so, Iโ€™ve only gone and got my stuff stocked at the phenomenal SWALK creative in the legendary Afflecks Manchester! ๐Ÿ˜ญ What a day. Proper chuffed and proud - defo worth celebrating! ๐Ÿฅณ If you want to support sustainable forward thinking small businesses and local makers, pop in when you get a chance and shop like you mean it. โœจ
Happy Monday! Excited to be heading back to Yorkshire this week for a busy week of shoots ๐Ÿ“ธ

How's your week looking?

Image of artwork by (Instagram), available at SWALK creative ๐ŸŽจ
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