Well, I've finally taken the plunge into the world of blogging!.
It's been my intention for a long time to start a blog but I knew I'd have to reserve a good few hours to get it up & running. As a busy Wife, Mum & business owner, other things always seemed to come first. A New Year's resolution to just get on & do it, & inspiration from following my friend Carole's blog finally spurred me on, & so here we are!.
I'm not really too sure how to begin & I hope I get better as I go along. My hope is to share with you my crafting projects & inspirations.
I've enjoyed making things since I was very young, & my creativity was always encouraged by both my parents so I was very lucky. At school I made things & sold them to friends & teachers. I held stalls at craft fairs & found local shops to sell what I made. I knew I wanted to make jewellery & chose mostly art based subjects at school so that I would be able to study it further.
My Mum & I set up our business together doing glass painting. When I came home from Uni I dropped off a finished batch for delivery & went back with another batch to get on with. By the time I finished studying, our business had become more & more successful & so we decided to do it full time.
Delivering to lots of lovely gift shops & visiting gift trade fairs made us want a shop of our own & so in 2000 we opened 'Out Of The Blue' on the Dorset coast & lived by the sea until the owner of the property decided to sell up after we'd only been trading for a few months. We then relocated to Chipping Sodbury (near our home) & that's where we still are.
The shop is a gift shop with a room dedicated to craft supplies & we now hold cardmaking workshops on a regular basis. My friend Carole teaches the workshops with me & Mum & we've got a lovely group of ladies who are eager to be shown lots of new crafting techniques & ideas.
After a break over Christmas we are about to restart our workshops, so I will be sharing some of the projects we will be creating & also some of our past projects too.
In the next few days I will post a picture & details of the project we will be doing at our next workshop. Please feel free to leave comments, I'd love to get your feedback.
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