Post eight: moving house, finding memories, inspiration 

Life

ok so it’s nearly moving day and I’m excited, nervous and tired.

I have been packing up my room and found my old memory box under my bed. There wasn’t much in there except a few birthday cards and my old dancing medals (which I took about an hour sorting out and looking at and being nostalgic over).

I have lived at my old house for my entire life, except for a few years when I was at university but still I’d go back for the holidays and stuff. It’s crazy.

The house we are moving to is my grandparents house and it’s beautiful. It’s big, it’s bright and there is a huge garden so I’m pretty excited. It’s only about 10 minutes walk from my studio and like 30 minutes walk to my boyfriends so it’s a much better location but I still don’t know if I’m going to be able to shake this feeling of nostalgia.

Anyway, I really need to finish off packing the rest of my room! See you! x

Post three: Instagram, Pinterest, Mollie Makes

Social Media

Woah! So I started my instagram account on 21st April 2015 and I have had loads of followers so far! It has been really encouraging.
So many talented artists and illustrators have liked my pictures and I can hardly believe they like my work! haha! Anyway, if you also have Instagram you could check out my pictures and give me a follow if you like.

Also recently I have added a board to my personal Pinterest page for the Mollie Makes Handmade Awards 2015. I have entered the Youth award which is for 18 to 25 year olds who haven’t yet established a business (which is me, right!? I only turn 24 in June so I’m still a youth!) and if you win there is an awesome prize of:

  • Mentoring from Lisa Comfort at Sew Over It, London or via a Skype chat
  • a day of learning at the Etsy UK office in London.
  • PLUS a super-exclusive gift box of Instagram swag – worth £200!

Recently I got a notification to say that Mollie Makes is following my board (squeeee) so at least I now know I entered the competition correctly, hey!
The finalists of the awards are invited to a day in London in June and in 2014 it looked like loads of fun even if you didn’t win anything!

This is the first thing I have entered my work in so far and even though I probably won’t get into the final it is a really great experience for me to get my work out there.

Post one: New website and social media

Admin

I have been working on my website for about a week now and it is slowly but surely coming together. I got a bit stuck trying to make my logo fit in the designated area and making it look sharp and neat like I wanted it to.

I have finally created one social media outlet for my business and that is in the form of an instagram account, I am slightly addicted I have to say. There are so many gorgeous crafters and makers and doers that I can hardly keep up. I am in awe of some of the artists, I keep comparing my work to theirs which I know I shouldn’t do but it is so easy to fall into that mindset. Anyway, I am super enjoying instagram at the minute so if you want to check me out on there then click here

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