Terrible pic but gonna make a lil patch for fats x
My brothers best friend Dom recently turned 18 and went to Tanzania. He told us that when he was visiting the Maasai tribe there, everyone crowded round him and was really excited. It turns out that when boys become men they would hunt a lion with a spear (Lion hunting is now illegal) and receive marks on each cheek to represent this. Dom just happens to have two scars on his cheek so everyone there was stunned by the presence of a “lion killer”! My mum commissioned this patch for him which we mounted on African fabric to commemorate him becoming a man and his trip to Tanzania. The look on his face when he opened it was magical and Im so proud and happy that he loves it!
My wonderful friend Abi Knott wrote this about Hanecdote and me and mental health. You can read the full post here. Seriously have so much respect and love for this girl, after knowing her only a year and both not enjoying the course we were on, we’re doing our own things and succeeding. Cant wait to see what this year has in store for her and her work!
Im packing up outstanding orders and closing my shop tomorrow for about a month and a half. I’ll be spending this time making stock and getting ready for starting Fine Art. Id still like to pursue Hanecdote while Im at uni but dont want to compromise my studies and personal practice. Get your orders in by the end of 15/08/14 and they’ll be sent out asap. Thanks for everyones support
I can finally share my latest project on tumblr (because my Grandma follows me on here). I collaborated with my bro on these patches for my Grandmas birthday. Tree Woman, because she retired to Ireland and planted hundreds of trees. Went Swimming, speaks for it self really. Goober Peas, in reference to a Burl Ives song we used to listen to on cassette. Special Took My Meds because she always says The Little Victories patches are perfect for old people too. And last but not least, Best Cookies because its a fact. Great blanket stitch and packaging from my bro here. Love you grandma!!
Amazing pics found in the #hanecdote tag on instagram and ‘photos of me’ section. Post yours and tag hanecdote to be shown on the hanecdote page!!
Unrelated to Hanecdote’s usual posts, but I went to The Cornershop today in Bethnal Green (E2 7BB) and let me tell you it was a treat! Everything has handmade from felt and stitches. I bought a felted pack of rizla and some postcards. Everyone in London check it out. I’ll post links when Im online but Im sure a quick google will give you info!
Working on some cute stuff
Here are a few patches from my new range called Positivity Patches. These mean as much to me as The Little Victories do. The aim of these are to promote happy messages to others and yourself. My bestie helped me come up with lots more. She’s a ray of sunshine in my life so these patches mean so much to me.
It’s the two year anniversary of Hanecdote on @etsy and it’s been an incredible journey so far. Thanks to those who have been here supporting me from my very first crappy patches to the intricate ones I make today. In celebration I have a 20% discount code available when you spend £4. Just type in ‘HAPPY2BIRTHDAY’ at the checkout. I love you all
New patches added to the Etsy today! Please reblog and share! Use the code ‘HAPPY2BIRTHDAY’ to get 20% off when you spend over £4! Hanecdote has officially been on Etsy for two years today. Thanks to everyone who has supported me and Hanecdote in that time, and heres to many more years of success and positivity.