General Election 2017: Introducing ‘Who Do I Hate Least?’ and ‘The Students’ Guide to Voting’ to Help You Vote

Hi everyone,

I’m settling back into British life (aka waking up each morning and uttering the words ‘why is it so cold?’ until I’m brave enough to poke a toe out from underneath the duvet) and in response to the upcoming general election I’ve made a couple of new pieces…

Students Guide to Voting GE2017 by Francesca Burke

I’m worried students won’t register to vote (deadline 22nd May; register here) so this is a leaflet to put up in common rooms, coffee shops, car windows etc. You can download and print or email the digital edition from my Etsy; the leaflets themselves should be online at the end of this week.

Who Do I Hate Least voting guide General Election 2017 by Francesca Burke

I’m not sure who I’m going to vote for yet (the phrase ‘caught between a rock and a hard Brexit’ comes to mind), so I’m hoping these will help me – and you – decide. You can download and print four coloured sheets here, and the print version – which will come complete with a pen, I might add – should be online later this week as well.

Have a good week,


Postcards, Notebooks Stickers & More Back on Etsy with Free Shipping

Hi everyone,

I’m back from South East Asia and fighting jetlag (the jetlag is winning). The good news is that postcards, notebooks and stickers are are now back on my Etsy! To celebrate being home, there’s free postage on all items until 21st April with the code LAUNDRYTIME.

I also want to say thank you to everyone who voted for the shop in Etsy’s #DifferenceMakesUs awards, I really appreciate your support! Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to get on with the laundry…


Vote for Francesca’s Words in Etsy’s #DifferenceMakesUs Contest

Hi guys,

I’m heading back to the UK in a week or so – how fast did that go?! – and will be relisting all physical items to my shop the day after. In the mean time, I’ve entered my shop into Etsy’s #DifferenceMakesUs contest; if I win, my shop would get £8,000 to evolve and expand. You can read more about what I’d do with the money, and vote, here.

Voting closes on 6th April.

See you back in the UK!


Hi from Laos!

Hi everyone,

I’m in Laos at the moment, soaking up some sunshine and mentally preparing myself for the bus journey back into Thailand. We’re heading north to Cheng Mai, spending a bit of time in the north then heading down to the southern islands before we go back to Bangkok to head home at the beginning of April. Insert metaphor about time passing here…

I’m still blogging the trip over on Indifferent Ignorance, and although I’ll be sad to leave Asia I’m looking forward to getting home to family, private bathrooms and – hopefully – a job. There is a strong possibility I’ll be most excited for the private bathroom.

Have a great March,


Valentine’s Day Designs Online Now

Hi everyone,

I might be in Vietnam right now but my Etsy is open worldwide, with digital greetings and posters perfect for Valentine’s Day (or Galentine’s Day, or Singles’ Awareness Day or whatever you call it). Here are a few:

Have a great 14th February, whatever it is you’ll be doing… I’ll be somewhere in northern Vietnam then, but I’m pretty sure there will be some V Day lark around somewhere…


Greetings from South East Asia!

Hi everyone, happy new year!

I’m currently in Cambodia, backpacking across South East Asia, and you can follow my travels over on my blog, Indifferent Ignorance. So far we’ve spent a week in Bangkok and we’ve just arrived in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Then we’re on to Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville, before heading to Vietnam and Laos.

Silom District, Bangkok, Thailand
The view from our first hostel in Bangkok.

You can also get a postcard from me by pledging $20 or more to my Patreon – I’ll write you from whichever country I’m in! I can’t guarantee it’ll reach you before I’m back in the UK in April, but where’s the fun in predictability…


There’s Still Time to Order for Christmas Delivery!

Hi everyone,

I hope the holiday season has been good so far! This is just to let you all know that there’s still time for UK customers to order from my Etsy for delivery by 25th December; my cutoff date is Sunday 18th. You can also get free postage on orders over £8 with the coupon SNOWFLAKE16. International customers: I won’t be shipping outside the UK between January and April next year! If there’s anything that you like, grab it while you can.

Have a great Christmas,


A Slightly Late Cyber Monday Promotion

It has occured to me that although I made an almighty noise on social media, I forgot to update my website with very important news (if you like shopping): free postage on marked items until the end of Monday! Free postage on orders over £8 with SNOWFLAKE16 for UK customers until 3rd January! My shop is here! Here’s some of what’s left:

There will be no restocking of physical items until April 2017 as I’m going travelling (keep up with that on my blog) so if you see something, grab it while it’s still there!

Now if you’ll excuse me I have some shopping to do…