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Home is where the business is!

Home is where the business is!

This month marks the start of an exciting new era for So Close Studio. Some of you know that our lovely little East Devon home is attached to the studio where we design and print all of our products. We love the very short commute, the amazing town centre location and the charm of our cob walled house, parts of which date back to 1875. The plot has a great history, having been a dairy yard until the middle of the 20th Century. Our landlord John showed us the places on the yard wall where the daily bumping of the horse...

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Apps and hacks to make the most of your phone at festivals

Apps and hacks to make the most of your phone at festivals

  From Boardmasters in Newquay to TRNSMT in Glasgow, summer in the UK means music festivals! Cue mile long queues for portaloos, extortionate prices for wellies and water, and some seriously NSFW fashion choices.  Also cue families up and down the land planning trips with the kids to get some culture and family time at one of these glorious occasions. In the So Close household, we’re the first to value a bit of a tech detox during family holidays, but we also know that facing the prospect of lost kids, awkward set times and unpredictable weather without the help of...

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Treat the teacher! How to choose the perfect end of term thank you

Treat the teacher! How to choose the perfect end of term thank you

There’s nothing like the prospect of 6 weeks in the company of ones offspring to induce a feeling of gratitude for the teaching profession. Plus, who doesn’t want to score a few brownie points and a reputation for thoughtfulness with the school staff?  A quick scour of the internet reveals endless amusing tales of teachers being given hilariously inappropriate gifts - a bottle of stolen whisky with the security tag still on, a six pack of knickers in the wrong size and Mums used lipstick all crop up on the TES forum. Nobody wants to get it wrong when showing...

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Playful adventures in parenting … Dad’s way

Playful adventures in parenting … Dad’s way

  There’s a lot of boring bits in being a parent. The daily grind of packing lunch boxes, being the children's personal taxi and washing their socks can easily make even the most upbeat parent feel worn out. Sometimes, watching the kids grow up it feels like time is passing too swiftly, a blur of clubs and activities and hastily eaten dinners. It’s times like those that I’m grateful for the annual milestones that come with a rush of nostalgia and a reminder of how important it is to stay connected - Christmas, birthdays and of course, Father’s day. I’ve...

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Beachy keen - Sea Shore inspired wedding details

Beachy keen - Sea Shore inspired wedding details

The seashore trend is set to be big for weddings this summer. Natural materials, metallic finishes and a celebration of the outdoors all come together in a trend that’s shore to delight!   Whether you dream of a full mermaid wedding, or would just like to add some elegant natural touches to your special day, there are so many ways to include this trend.  We figured that brides who are drawn to this soulful trend will enjoy knowing their wedding details have been purchased from designer makers working in small studios with big passion. With this in mind we’ve rounded...

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