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  • When you run your own business it's very easy to stay locked away in your home studio hiding behind the laptop, 'doing' running the business with copious cups of tea and occasionally talking to the cat! So, when the opportunity arose to step away from my laptop for a free day of business training I forced myself to do it! On a bleak February day, I arrived (eventually after being 'sat naved' and driving down lanes with grass growing up them) at the beautiful Deer Park Hotel in Honiton to attend the Fast Track To Growth open day. After a really great day listening to a whole load of business advisors I went home full of renewed energy for martha and hepsie not knowing that we had been shortlisted as one of the Top 15 businesses to receive an additional 4 days of free business advice (eek I had to leave my home studio again)!

    I can genuinely say that the four days of business advise has been brilliant for us to evaluate 'martha and hepsie', where we are as a business and what we want to achieve, it's made the flame in my belly for our business bigger.

     

    Building martha and hepsie

     

    I even weirdly enjoyed the 4-minute pitch we had to present at our final meeting and totally didn't expect to receive a commendation! Congratulations to Virginias Vintage Hire who won and fellow runners up Thermalogica

    martha and hepsie's future

    As well as receiving some great business advise from the experts it’s also been so refreshing to meet 14 other amazing businesses all based in Devon.

     


    So, if you work for yourself and hide behind a computer in the smallest room in your house, try to step away from the screen and out of the front door to find some fellow business owners in your local area to bounce ideas off and inspire you! Your business won’t keel over if you’re not on the laptop for a few hours (you can always check emails on your phone)!
    Hepsie x

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    martha and hepsie Mother's Day Competition

    We're celebrating that both Martha and Hepsie are Mumma's this Mother's Day by giving away £50 to spend on martha and hepsie products over on our Instagram account!

    martha and hepsie Instagram Mother's Day Competition

    If you're still looking for a unique Mother's Day card and gift have you seen our Super Mum designs exclusively available on Not On The High Street, designed simply because all Mum's are super! 

    martha and hepsie Super Mum Mother's Day Card      martha and hepsie Super Mum Print

    Super Mum Mother's Day Card £3, Super Mum A4 Art Print £15, buy here

    If you're looking for some more Mother's Day inspiration take a look at our Pinterest board packed full of idea's and products here

    M & H xx

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    Our family home houses a 6 year old boy and a 10 year old girl and once you’ve been deafened by the slamming doors and perpetual arguing if you look closely (well just glance) you will see the walls are adorned with grubby hand prints. (We have a particular interior styling on the stairs called the full hand rub that runs from the top to the bottom at varying heights depending on which small being would like to drag their hands down the wall)!
    I can’t blame the kids entirely as the cats like to add to it by adding perfect paw prints in mud to window sills! 
    Whilst I love the fact that spring is on its way it shows up the sins of cleaning that the darkness of winter has hidden!
    So, on a sunny spring day I’ll muster up the courage to tackle the ‘clean’ adorned in an m&h apron (my current favourite is the Margo Flamingo design) with plenty of tea towels at the ready and my house will be clean for at least an afternoon!
    Hepsie x

    martha and hepsie Aprons and Tea Towels

    Tea Towels £12, Aprons £25, Matching Tea Towel & Apron Sets £35.

    Are you mustering up the courage to do the Spring Clean too? Here’s 10% off our Aprons & Tea Towels to help you spruce up your Spring Clean! 
    10% TEA TOWELS & APRONS 
    Use code SPRING at checkout. * offer ends 02/04/17
    Shop the collection here

    Cleaning can be dirty work but it can beautiful too, here’s our top picks of lovely things to keep your home spic and span from UK small businesses! 

    Beautiful Spring Cleaning Products by UK Businesses.

    1, Ironing Board Cover by A Cottage In The Hills from £20, 2, Utility Bucket by All Things Brighton Beautiful £19.95, 3, Pantry Rack by Potting Shed Designs £75, 4, Laundry Paper Bag by MoNat&Bag £10.50, 5, Clean Cotton Soy Candle by the Croydon Candle Company £7.50, 6, Broom by Brush 64 £30, 7, Feather Duster by Brush 64 £30, 8, Peg Silver Pendent Necklace by Kate Mullaly £72, 9, Peg Bag by Rosie’s Armoire £21.50.

    Like what you see? Checkout our Pinterest board here 
    M&H xx

     

     

     

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    Hello Baby! 12 February 2017 | Comments (0)

    Well 2017 has been an amazing year so far and we’re only in February!
    Martha had her first baby (exactly 10 years and 1 hour after Hepsie had her first baby, the world works in mysterious ways) and we’ve just launched our first babywear collection – yay!
    We designed the collection just before Martha fell pregnant and after months of sourcing UK manufacturers, lots of testing and sampling we’re so excited that our first range of baby leggings, dribble bibs and baby blankets is finally here!
    The collection features designs that are perfect to gift to any baby boy or girl and if the sex of the little bundle is being kept a surprise we’ve designed a very cute unisex collection too! Our baby leggings are available in four sizes up to 12-18 months so tiny toddlers can update their wardrobe with some martha and hepsie designs as well!

    martha and hepsie babywear

    Our exclusive designs are printed and hand sewn for us in the UK on 100% cotton using safe phalite free water based inks. Shop the full collection here , baby leggings £18, dribble bibs £10 and baby blankets £27.


    Everyone loves to celebrate a new arrival, so we’ve picked out some great pieces from our fellow UK designers that complement our babywear designs and make the perfect new baby gift!

    New Baby Gifts

    1, Baby Milestone Cards by Paper Joy £25, 2, Whale Wall Sticket by Chameleon Wall Art £7.50, 3, Nursery Print by Madebyaiza £6

    4, Bird Cot Mobile by Willa & Bobbin £32 , 5, Personalised Star by Here's To Us £9.95 , 6, Nursery Sign by Florence and Grace £16

    7, Bunny Baby Towel by Betty Bramble Boutique £20, 8, Personalise Letters by Altered Chic £3, 9, Personalise New Baby Cards by Alice Palace £8

     

    Like what you see? Check out our Pinterest boards for more inspiration here!

    M&H xx

     

     

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Martha & Hepsie

We’re sisters! We design and sell illustrated homeware, stationery and gifts with pops of colour and character, all made in Britain.

 

 
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