Author Archives: Melanie Paul

About Melanie Paul

Welcome, I am Melanie, a freelance surface pattern designer and mum of two gorgeous children. This blog is a journey of discovery and appreciation into the world of arts, crafts, design and everything in between. I keep everything real and honest in everything I do. I hope you enjoy reading and please do comment or share, if you share, please link back accordingly.

New Website – New Blog Location

Well I have finally got my new website up and running.  Admittedly, it has taken a bit longer than I had anticipated but I am pleased to say that I did it all myself! Please do take a look; http://www.theoriginalthread.comContinue reading

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Designs for Paper

There is one thing I do enjoy doing and that is experimenting with different mediums. Largely my designs end up on fabric however I do have a love of all things paper related and created some new designs for cards … Continue reading

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A new Business Venture!

A lot has been going on this year and nothing could really prepare me for the next adventure I will be working on!  It has taken six months to complete on the sale but as of last week, we are … Continue reading

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VW Campervan – A labour of love for ‘Pinky’

It is hard to believe three years have already passed since we first purchased our beloved 1972 VW Campervan aptly named ‘Pinky’! She has taken on quite a bit of work since purchasing her from getting a load of rust … Continue reading

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New Surface Designs – A time to grow

I have been quiet the past few weeks as I have been busy working on a fantastic online course run by The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design.  The course is a seven week course on building your professional … Continue reading

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Exploring Copenhagen

We had a lovely four night stay in Copenhagen last weekend, we did a lot of exploring on foot which is the best way to see a city I feel!  I enjoyed getting the camera out as it had been … Continue reading

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The Whale Wave Ride – New Surface Design

I have been really busy developing my sketches and building up on my surface designs.  It is a process which I am actually really enjoying and learning so much from.  This past week, I created a design based around a … Continue reading

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A New Chapter – The Drawing Chapter

Life is like a story and with every story there are chapters and I am entering what I call the drawing chapter!  I am currently doing two short courses which do focus on drawing, an area which puts me out … Continue reading

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A-Z Activities Challenge

Today is the first day of my last year being part of the 30’s club and it got me thinking that I need to do more things in my life so I came up with the A-Z Activities challenge with a … Continue reading

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Great Big Stitched Postcard Swap

Further to my previous post of my first ever blog hop on my love of paper, here is another initiative I have participated in, the Great Big Stitched Postcard swap with the theme of Create with including paper into the … Continue reading

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