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Mollie Makes Awards 2018

Kate Marsden

I had the complete honour of being invited to attend the Mollie Makes Awards again this year to represent the Just A Card campaign. I joined Sarah Hamilton and our new JAC team member Emily Quinton at the event at The Dead Dolls House in Islington on Monday. Despite the heatwave we all had a great time chatting about Just A Card and handmade and independent businesses generally. It was also a wonderful opportunity to meet more people I've only previously known online in real life!

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I'll let Mollie Makes themselves announce the winners, but here's a little rundown of my day at the awards...

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We started out with a really fun photowalk  - I haven't wandered around in Islington for years, so this made a nice change. Also a chance to catch up and get chatting to some new people! 

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Then back to the venue for a great talk about self doubt from Sas Petherick. My main takeaway being that if David Attenborough has self doubt, I'm in a pretty good club!

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Lunch was gargantuon and very nice - an almost bottomless banquet - I heard people making reference to meals at Hogwarts...

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I also had a chance for a really good catch up with Sarah and Emily.

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In the afternoon I jonined a macrame workshop with Peas & Needles - had a good time but discovered that macrame is not something I'm naturally skilled at!!

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Following that we had a panel discussion led by Yvette Streeter of Mollie Makes, in which Sara Tasker, Elisalex de Castro Peake and Katie Leamon chatted about working smarter not harder - something that resonated with a lot of us in the room!

Then following a closing speach from the wonderful Keith Brymer Jones it was time for the winners to be announced (and for a glass of fizz!).

Congratulations again to the winners and thank you so much to Mollie Makes for giving us the opportunity to attend the event and shout about Just A Card with such a great group of people!

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