There's something big that I need to tell you about. I'm excited and terrified about it in equal measures. Recently, I made the shortlist for the @molliemakes handmade awards for the category of Handmade Champion Award. And, this is all down to #marchmeetthemaker and the incredible maker community that took part. So, I'll be whizzing off to London next weekend, to do a presentation on Monday in front of a panel of judges. Eeek!! I've not done a presentation since university 7 years ago but the best things lie on the other side of fear right? I'll be sure to let you know how I get on, hopefully I won't trip over my words and go tomato red! Thanks again to everyone who part in the challenge. You're brilliant and without you I wouldn't have this amazing opportunity 💛 #awardceremony #handmadeawards #molliemakes #molliemakeshandmadeawards #reallynervous #creativeawards #smallbusinessowner #makersgonnamake #makersmovement #makercommunity #thankyousomuch #calledtobecreative #creativehappylife #preparing #testprint
I've finally caught up on my to do list thank goodness. Just one more major thing I need to nail. More on that tomorrow. It's a biggie! More time to myself means that I can sprawl across the floor in the office (who needs desks eh?) and empty my brain onto paper. I designed my friends wedding stationery in a style similar to some of my most recent cards which has in turn, sparked off a whole new idea for a range of cards and potentially mirrors and I'm itching to get it down on paper before it slips my mind. I just love it when one idea sparks off another! Anyway, enough about me. What are you working on today?
Running a creative business on your own can be hard, especially when you start to feel 'meh' about certain aspects of it. Whether you can't finish that design you've been working on, you've lost your mojo entirely or you've been comparing yourself to others on the internet, that feeling of 'meh' is unpleasant and difficult to shift. So I've been collecting tips from other creatives on what they do in that situation and sharing my own experiences and what I do to over on my blog. If you feel this could benefit you, the link to my blog is in my bio. I'd love to hear what you do when you're not really feeling it 😊
Do you want to know how clever I am? So clever that I completely forgot to mention Father's Day let alone the fact I had cards for it. Some times I just get lost in my own little bubble and forget important stuff. I have a bloody good memory for useless stuff by the way. I can remember all the names of the characters in the latest series I'm watching (but not the names of people I actually meet) or the phone number from my dads house from 10+ years ago but not his current one. So, I thought I'd show you this thank you teacher card early because you know, I'll definitely forget to show you later on when you probably need it. Please say your memory is as bad as mine? Shop link in bio ✏️
Wow it's hot this morning and it's not even 9am yet. Today I'm going to be sat at my computer in my boiling hot studio making orders and then getting on with my accounts (boo!) I'd much rather be here though. Doing a spot of exploring, swimming in the sea and BBQing on the beach in one of my most favourite places, cornwall. If I wish hard enough it will happen right? How are you going to be spending the hottest day of year? #colourmyeveryday #abmtravelbug
Phew! I'm finally home. Today has been a super busy day. I left bright and early this morning to head over to Wells where we had our lovely Etsy team meeting where we discussed all things Instagram and Etsy. Then I did a spot of exploring because I've never been to Wells before (what a beautiful place!) before heading over to @adventuresandteaparties studio for a chat and sit in the garden. Her studio is full of all things colourful as you can imagine! So many pretty things to look at. Have you all enjoyed the sun? I certainly have, I'll be rocking those tan lines tomorrow! ☀️