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Stickygrams #BEDM

I couldn’t bring myself to write about my dream job for today’s BEDM, as it would only highlight to me that I should really have stuck in at school and not got sidetracked by firstly, ponies and secondly, going out and getting drunk and listening to great music. I would have been a vet if I had stuck at it. I’ve written a bit recently about how I believe you can still have a successful career without a degree, so I think I got that topic covered.

Instead, let’s talk about fridge magnets. Oh, yes, this blog is nothing if not diverse and wide-ranging in the topics it covers. Lee and I have tons of fridge magnets. Every time we go somewhere, we buy one, the tackier, the better. We probably have over 50. At the moment, in the house of horrors, they are all in the garage, hidden away, as the fridge in the kitchen is integrated behind a cupboard door. But when we move, I look forwards to seeing them daily and reminiscing.

Anyway, for my birthday this year, along with other awesome things, my good friend Marceline gave me a Stickygram gift voucher, good for a whole sheet of magnets made up from images from my Instagram feed. This is an ingenious idea and I am only sorry I didn’t think of it first. The service was super-easy to use and the best bit about the ordering process was that there was none of that “oh, give us your credit card details even though you have a voucher” and I managed to check out in about 5 minutes from start to finish.


What else would I have chosen but a sheet of Max magnets? Max-nets! I got one of Pumpkin too, for my friend Sarah, as it’s such a cute photo. A Stickygram voucher or indeed a sheet of magnets would make such an awesome gift to commemorate a special day or holiday – I am already thinking of who I can give these to for Christmas (oh, yes, I went there with the C-word).

This isn’t a sponsored post, by the way. I just really liked them.

I’m blogging every day in May as part of BEDM. Find out more here.

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I’m Claire and I live near Glasgow, in Scotland. I have strong family ties to Cincinnati, too and regard it as my second home. If I had to describe myself in five words, it would be thus: Does. Not. Suffer. Fools. Gladly. I’ve been cross stitching pretty much all my life, but professionally since 2005, first as Miso Funky, then as The Bellwether and now under my own name. I'm known for my witty, sarcastic and occasionally profane typographic designs. My work has been featured in The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Channel 4 and on BBC television as well as numerous media outlets across the globe. At one point, I was kind of a big deal but I mostly just dabble in it these days when I have time. My website is a repositry of cross stitch charts, travel and food blogging and you'll find it at I also love to travel and eat, ideally travelling somewhere great to eat something brilliant. I'm fascinated by social history, particularly the Victorians and will absolutely beat you hands down in a quiz about the Tudors. Dogs are LIFE. I like being in water and have lots of ideas that will never see the light of day but would definitely be a winner on Dragon’s Den/Shark Tank. I love to give people gifts. I! also! overuse! exclamation! marks! sorry!

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