Meet the maker Sarah Allman

Hello and thank you for visiting my little corner of the interweb :) I love to create tiny little things and often work under magnification to get fine details into my items. I like to experiment with new media and can often spend hours staring at single pieces trying to make them as perfect as I can. I am fascinated by accuracy and details in artisic depiction and have a great love of botanical and anatomical drawings.
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During the day I also work with microscopic sugary things but in a different context - I work in a lab specialising in the chemical synthesis of complex carbohydrates for probing of biological interactions; looking at the importance of sugars for living systems and design carbohydrate based theraputics. I love my job and find it fascinating, although one day I'd like to run a cake shop somewhere! I came to the conclusion a long time ago that art and science really are the same thing - experiments - simply picking up an object and thinking "I wonder what would happen if..."
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I aim to get items out as soon as I can, but it may take a bit longer over the weekend. I might take a couple of extra days too if you have asked me to modify or customise an item.
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General shipping: I use a variety of recycled and new bubble wrap bags and boxes for posting - this is mainly for environmental reasons because I hate to see so many go in the waste (and it saves me having to dismember them to get them in the recycling). It also keeps the shipping costs down. If I overestimate shipping (sometimes this happens if you pay for things separately and I send them together) I will refund the excess. I will do likewise if you live close enough for me to pop it through your door. I will always get proof of posting for my items, so if it doesn't arrive, please message me and I will do the chasing. It is up to me to ensure you get your item. If you would like items sent by recorded mail or faster services, do let me know and I will be happy to arrange that. I offer free shipping where the value of the items purchases is over £15 which will be refunded through paypal.
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International shipping: I am happy to ship overseas, I do it a lot anyway when I send things to friends and relatives who seem to be scattered everywhere these days - so I'm not short of airmail stickers and customs forms. I have to display a flat rate for this service but if the postage works out less than this, I will refund the difference through paypal once the item is shipped, it's only fair. Please note that you will be responsible for any customs or duty accrued as a result of importing items. I am required legally to give an accurate description of the contents of your package and the value written in the box has to be the amount that you paid for the item.
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These items are sold for use as craft materials and they aren't toys. Please be aware that they aren't suitable for small children as some of them are very small. All business conducted is in accordance with UK law.

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My finished crafty things can be found here:
www.folksy.com/shops/sugarmice
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My blog can be found here:

http://bluesparklyfish.blogspot.com/
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