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Christmas Number One


Isn’t this just the sweetest idea for a Christmas gift for your child? Laura and Graham, 3 year old Dulcie’s parents, have written a song about her and recorded it together, having it pressed onto vinyl for her.

I enjoy reading Laura’s blog enormously, she’s so refreshingly honest and open about life’s tribulations as well as so creative and inspiring! I know she doesn’t always feel like she’s blogging interesting stuff, but I do love her style.

Dulcie is going to be so grateful at some point in her future life that her parents took the time to do something so unique and fun for her, I imagine she’ll have a whole jukebox worth of 7 inch singles all about her when she grows up. Read all about it here. Amazing.




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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