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Hi, I'm Siobhan the face behind HAH. Here on our blog I share behind the scenes photos and work in progress, my favourite pieces from other brands and one or two DIY projects for you to try at home.

By hahonline, Feb 17 2017 12:39PM

Easter is one of my favourite holidays, I love the pastel colours and fresh flowers and it really gets me excited about the spring.

When I saw these ceramic eggs at Hobbycraft I really couldnt get the idea of marbling them out of my head. Marble effect is so on trend and they couldn't be easier to make. If like me you have a ton of nail polish that mainly lives in a box under the bed, then this will be also be a really fun way to to get rid of those colours you no longer use. "Waste not, want not" as my Nannie often says!

You will need:

- Ceramic eggs

- A selection of nail polishes

- Plastic tub (empty hummus pot does the trick)

- Water

- String/twine

- Nail polish remover

Each pack of ceramic eggs comes with 4 eggs and a set of paint and a brush - don't throw these away, they'll come in useful for another project in the future.

To start, make sure you cover the surface that you have chosen to create these on, you don't want to get nail polish all over your furniture. Tip: keep a bottle of nail polish remover on hand just incase!

Firstly, grab your container and fill with water. I used an empty hummus tub, you'll need to use something disposable as the nail polish can stain. You need just enough water in there so that the egg can not touch the bottom.

Take your chosen nail polish and drop a few drips into your water. The more drips the more intense the colour but add too many drips and you wont get a great marble effect. You need to work quite quickly as a film will start to form over your mixture which makes marbling more difficult.

Take one of your eggs and attatch some string/twine to the loop at the top and dip your egg in the mixture.

Roll your egg in the mixture until the whole thing is covered. (Don't worry if you miss a patch, you can always re-dip your eggs once they have dried)

Dab the excess water off with kitchen roll, being careful not to smudge the design and hang your egg up to dry. They only take around 5-10 minutes. Emtpy your water out and start the process again with your next colour.

There you go, a very simple and effective way to decorate a set of eggs to adorn your home this Spring. These would look great as part of a centre piece for Easter Sunday lunch or to hang in the garden as part of an Egg hunt.

By hahonline, Feb 4 2017 02:42PM

This is a really cheap and easy way to create a cute Valentine's posy that would look super sweet on a tray with your Valentine's breakkie.

In total this make cost me £2.50. I only needed clay (Hobbycraft only £2.50) as all the rest I found laying around my studio - except the twigs, I pinched them from the local park on my way home from work!

You will need:

- Air dry clay

- Scissors

- Acrylic paint and paintbrush

- Twigs

- Glue

- Bottle

- Twine (optional)

To start, roll your clay into "pea-sized" balls, then flatten those balls out and create a point at one end.

Using your scissors, snip a small slit in the opposite end to the point. This will help form the top of your heart.

Fold either side of the slit into the centre and press flat (you might need to fiddle about a bit to get your desired shape) repeat over and over until you have a nice little pile of hearts. Leave for 12-24 hours until the clay has hardened.

Once your clay is dry, your hearts are ready to paint - you'll probably want to give them a couple of coats. I chose to paint mine candy pink. Once painted leave your hearts to dry.

When dry you need to start attaching your hearts to your twigs. These twigs were collected on my walk home from work. I used a glue gun to attach my hearts (although next time I think I would use a stronger super glue). Alternate your hearts as you glue and repeat until all your twigs are covered.

Tip: Don't start to glue your hearts too low as they will stop the twigs from fitting in the bottle.

Once you've glued all of your hearts onto your twigs you will want to arrange them in your bottle. I've used a mini milk bottle from Clas Ohlson but you could use a empty wine bottle or similar (it all depends on the size of your twigs)

For an extra bit of detail and to hide the screw top I wrapped twine around the neck of the bottle, this is totally optional. You could perhaps wrap some pom pom trim or ribbon around your bottle instead.

And there you have it, a super cute take on a bunch of pussy willow.

By hahonline, Feb 1 2017 04:23PM

Last month we finally added a brand new product to our Etsy Store - our Mini Pin Banners!

Now Christmas is not the best time to develop, make and market a product but I'm (stupidly) impulsive and once I'd made one of these for myself and others had spotted it on IG, I was asked to make more.

Behind the scenes - Making pin banners in the studio and the finished banner hanging in pride of place.

Origionally I bought this fabric to make some curtains for our spare room and becuase I cant waste good fabric, I put the scraps to use. Combined with some wooden dowells left over from a stall display I'd made in the summer I sketched out a pattern and got to work on creating our medium pin banners. They fit around 25 pins on comfortably and can be hung anywhere. The cotton canvas is really hard weraring and can tolerate being stabbed again and again and again.

"Wonderful" banner at Norwich Makers Market and "Jolly" and "Wonderful" banners at Crafty Fox Market

Christmas is actually a great time to test the water when it comes to new products and I guess this is becuase people are shopping more than they do throughout the rest of the year.

I took our banners to Jon at Ink and Stitch and got him to apply a couple of our designs to them. I thought that I needed to make the banners multi functional and boy, was I suprised with how well they went down. Every fair we attended we sold out!

Later this month I'll be listing both our "Wonderful" and "Jolly" printed banners. These look great hanging of walls of studios, nurseries or living rooms and can help inject a little more positivity.

Mini Pin Banners showing of my absolute favourites and one of our printed "Wonderful" banners

Post-Christmas I developed our mini pin banner, which can be used to show off your very favourite pins or it is also a pretty nifty way to display earrings. The mini banner holds around 15 pins and is more compact (hence the name) they are super cute and I'm thinking of printing some tiny designs on these little guys too. What do you think?

For information on all the pins featured in this post, check out our instagram where all makers are tagged

By hahonline, Jan 31 2017 12:13AM

By now you must have seen the new SS17 range from Tiny Cottons. Released on the January 24th and titled "Tribute" the collection features bold patterns, a minimal colour pallete and a throw back to the late 70s, this collection is both fresh and yet still feels familar.

I love the mix of knit and cotton pieces, it really adds versatility and will transition well from spring to summer. The mix of fabrics also means that it's super practical for the summer. Quick drying cottons for days on the beach, lightweight bombers for nippy evenings and oversized dresses and jersey leggings for active kids who long for comfort whilst on the move.

I wanted to share with you my favourite pieces of the new collection. What pieces do you love?

You can view the whole collection online at

By hahonline, Jan 30 2017 08:53PM

I've always despised the word "blog" it sounds like something you'd find logded in your plug hole. You know, like one of those indescribly terrible smelling lumps of god-knows-what that you find when you unscrew the filter in the shower basin.

I also dispise writting. I'm dyslexic and unfortunatly my brain works a lot faster than my hands can type, its incredibly fraustrating. Everytime I write it's like I'm desperate for the toilet but stuck at a standstill on the M25. It needs to come out and there's a lot of it, I just lack the facilities and instead of making a mess I just hold it in. It's incredibly embaressing when mid flow I miss a word due to my hast or spell something so funky that my iphone cant even correct it.

These are just two reasons why I haven't tried blogging before today but that's going to change. This is a blog and I am therefore blogging.

I am Siobhan, the creator of HAH. This is our brand new blog and it will be where I share what running a small business is like. I'm going to share a few DIY ideas, what it's like behind the scenes in the studio and information about various markets, fairs and festivals that you can find us at in 2017. I'll be showing you some of my favourite products from other small brands and if you're lucky some sneak peaks of upcoming products. One thing I will promise is that I will be totally frank throughout, this blog is my voice and hopefully you'll get to know me and my little brand a little bit more by reading it.


(Print in photo by Sarah Abbot)

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