Katiepie Designs — a tale of lovely people on the Internet

Owen name print from Katiepie dot co dot uk
Name print for Owen by Katiepie Designs.

Have you seen the AOL /discuss adverts on TV? There are two — you can watch them online too or read the scripts — asking “Is the internet a good thing?” or “Is the internet a bad thing?”.

It’s a genius piece of advertising. We’ve all probably had both good and bad experiences of using the Internet. Here’s one of my good experiences:

A couple of weeks ago I was contacted by Helen Barnett who runs Katiepie Designs. Helen emailed me, having found the information on my website about PDF creation software, to ask for my recommendations about a suitable application to convert an advert to PDF for print; seemingly the magazines that she wanted to advertise in required submissions in PDF format. (PDF is clearly the way forward!)

As a thank-you for my help, and having been reading my blog, Helen offered to make me a name print for my nephew, Owen. Which she did, posted it and I picked it up from the Royal Mail sorting office on Thursday morning.

As you can see from the photograph above Helen has made a wonderful job of the handmade name print. It has:

  • O for Octopus
  • W for Whale
  • E for Elephant
  • N for lizard newt

And at the bottom it reads:

Owen Thomas Saunders, born 14th January 2006, weight 8lbs 5oz

in the most beautiful handwriting. (I hope those details are correct!)

Anyway, what a lovely, lovely person. If you have any newly-born nephews, nieces, sons or daughters, then visit Katiepie Designs now and buy one. In fact, they are so lovely if you have a name why not buy one for yourself!

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 47 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Scrum master at Vision Ltd, Dundee. Latterly, web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and former warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall. Enneagram type FOUR and introvert, I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, write, draw and laugh… a lot.

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