As the title might suggest, this week's post from me is rather short, I've been too busy today with my little Lucy to write a lengthy post, so just thought I'd share this small table which I had at Lucy's school uniform sale on Friday. I sold more in an hour than I often do all day, so it was definitely worth the time to make a few extra bows in her school colours.
Welcome to another Handmade Monday, a friendly blog link which shows the work of some great crafters. Everyone is welcome to join us, whether you are an experienced crafter or new and just wanting to dip your toes in the water. We have only a few rules (which can be found here) and we love reading what everyone's been up to.
I can't wait to see what you've all been up to this week.
Welcome to another Handmade Monday, the friendliest blog link on the internet. If you are new to us, let me extend you a very warm welcome and promise you that you will have a delightful time reading some amazing blogs from some inspiring crafters. You don't need to have your own blog to participate, we all love readers as well as linkers. Details of how to join us with a blog can be found here.
So far I've knitted two hats (one really tiny - about 1 inch in size) a blanket, and a canula mitt (designed to stop little ones pulling out their tubes by accident). I've got a few patterns to follow, but if anyone knows any other great patterns I'd love to hear about them.
That's all for this week, I can't wait to hear what you've all been up to.
Welcome to another Handmade Monday, the friendliest blog hop on the internet. Before I go on let me sing...
"Happy Birthday to us,
Happy Birthday to us,
Happy Birthday Handmade Monday
Happy Birthday to us"
Yes, its true, Lucy Blossom Crafts has now been running Handmade Monday for an entire year. Where has the time gone? It seems like only yesterday that I last visited the 200th Handmade Monday at Handmade Harbour and saw that Wendy no longer had the time to run it. I was so sad as it is through linking with Handmade Monday that I learnt how to blog, and I was delighted when everyone was happy for me to continue the hop here on my page.
My thoughts behind starting the group is another way for us to share what we've been up to, and also as a way to increase the exposure of our work (particularly with the craft business holders amongst us). To join all you'll need to do is click on the link above and I'll approve your request as soon as I'm able - if its possible to add a message to your request (can't remember) can you just say what I'd know you as. For example I've already added Jenny from JustJennyWren because I knew who she was!
That's it from me today, let me know what your thoughts are about the Facebook group and share what you've been up to.
Good evening and welcome to another Handmade Monday, a friendly and creative blog linky party for creative people. You don't have to have your own blog to participate, you are welcome to read as many blogs as you like, and leave a comment or two. I certainly enjoy reading all the blogs and will always comment on all of them (although not necessarily that week)
As you may have guessed from the above paragraph, I'm sorry I didn't get round to reading anyone's blogs last week. I didn't even get a chance to reply to the lovely comments on my own blog. My only defence is that I am suffering quite badly with depression at the moment (and have been for quite a while now), and as long as I can get the linky up, then I can go back and read when I can.
After Christmas I decided that I needed to do some serious sorting out of my tiny craft room, and as well as decluttering various drawers and piles of papers, I've now made a lovely, inspiring crafty space which I'm adding to as I go.
Do you remember last year when I had a go at making ATCs using old business cards? I decided not to put them in a folder where I'll never see them, and they are now either side of my desk as a creative prompt (plus some Lucy pictures too)
I've got quite into colouring at the moment and these three inspirational quotes came from a magazine I briefly subscribed too (Art Therapy) and I've coloured them with my promarkers as the paper is nice and thick. You can also see the card I purchased from the lovely Handmade Monday-er Natalie at Free Spirit Designs.
Finally I wanted to show you this beautiful heart that my parents bought me for Christmas. My mum insisted that I read it every day, so its handing just over my workspace. Not sure if you can read it, but the words say:
Vicky, if we had one gift that we could give you...
It would be the ability to see yourself as others see you...
Because only then you would know how very special you are. We are so proud of you.
Mum & Dad
It made me cry when I opened it and I do read it each day.
That's enough from me for this week, next week is the 1st birthday for Handmade Monday at Lucy Blossom Crafts and I've a few things planned. See you next week xx
Welcome to the first Handmade Monday of 2016. I hope everyone has had a lovely Christmas and that you are all enjoying the new year so far. Everything should be back to normal this week and you will be able to leave one or two links from 5pm today until 6pm on Tuesday (please no more than 2 links a week). If you need a reminder of the very few rules that we have, you can check them out here.
I had a lovely Christmas break, although poor Lucy was ill just before and just after Christmas and I got some fabulous crafty presents (more about those next week)
That's enough for me this week, I am looking forward to seeing what you've all been up to since our last linking.
Welcome to Handmade Monday, the friendliest blog linky on the internet (not that I am in any way biased) If you are new to us I extend a warm welcome and implore you not to be put off by this being the last link of the year. I will keep the linky open until January 5th and then the first blog of 2016 will be on Sunday 10th January. It also makes sense to relax the rules and enable you all to post links as many times as you like over this festive season.
I promised you this week a peek at my Christmas decorations made with my fabulous little assistant (aka Lucy), so let's get right to it
Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without some copious snowflake making, (is anyone still as addicted to these as I am?), No links this time - find a circle and trace it!
Welcome to another Handmade Monday, a blog link of craftiness, creativeness and lovely friendly bloggers. If you are looking for some crafty inspiration or to get away from it all for an hour or so then this is your one stop shop full of inspiration. Anyone is welcome to join us, and there are only a few simple rules to follow if you would like to add your blog.
I've been trying to improve my Facebook presence this week too, I'm not a big fan of putting all my products on there - it takes me long enough to list them in other places, but I thought I should try and post more to my page, so this week people have been treated to:
I'd love to know how others use Facebook - do you post regularly? or are you, like me, an ad hoc poster?
Now that I'm done with fairs for the year I have lots to reflect on and plan for next year and am currently considering this crafty year planner (lots of example pages on the "look inside" feature) to help keep me on track and be a little more business-y in my approach to things. I'd love to know your thoughts on it/making plans in general.
Another week has flown by and it's time for another Handmade Monday. If you are new to us, then accept a warm hug and be prepared to read some amazing blogs by dedicated crafters and bloggers. If you would like to join in too, then simply pop over here for a quick read of the rules and then it's off to the link below to join up.
I have my last Christmas fair next week, and I'm looking forward to showing all my gorgeous stuff to the people at Lucy's school (and hopefully sell lots of bows too) This is the first year that I've purposefully booked Christmas fairs, and I'm really pleased with the results. I think next year I will look into doing some more, which will require a bit more forward planning.
The bow above was one of my best sellers yesterday. It's a tiny bow that is fastened to the hair with velcro. At my previous Made For You fair I'd had lots of conversations with shoppers about fine hair and very young children, so after a quick Google I came up with the velcro solution. I had a little play and then sent them to various friends with very small children to road test and they all gave them the thumbs up. They're a bargain too at only £1 a bow! Unfortunately I've not yet had time to add them to the site but it's on my ever growing to do list.
That's all from me today, so over to you...
Welcome to another Handmade Monday. I apologise for the lack of link last week, unfortunately by the time I had finished with little Lucy's birthday celebrations I was too exhausted to post. However we should be back to normal this week.
If you are new to us or old friends I'm pleased to see you all, and if you've forgotten how to join in the details can be found here.
And here it is in all it's glory...
I was quite successful and had a really good time at the fair. There was Christmas music playing and I couldn't resist dancing and singing along. My next fair is on Saturday, and its another Made for You fair in Maldon. I'm really looking forward to it, but I've decided that I'm going to not take so many bows so that I can also sell some of my stationery (which make great stocking fillers) too. It's a tricky decision when you have so much stock and I'd love to know what others do about deciding what to take and what to leave behind.
Welcome to another Handmade Monday - can you believe we're at 40 already? Time goes by so fast. If you're new to us, please accept a very warm welcome, we love reading new blogs so link away (you can check out our very few rules here)
Unfortunately I've been very poorly this week with my fibromyalgia, and so haven't much energy to tell you what I've been up to - let alone any energy to actually do some crafting! But I thought you'd like to see the finished result of the custom bows I've created for Lucy's dance school. I only made them yesterday, so you're getting the first view of them.
I hope you've all had a great week
Hello, my name is Victoria, and Lucy Blossom Crafts is my business which has grown out of hobbies. I will be writing about all sorts of things, so check back regularly for more.