Claireabellemakes is 3!

On this day 3 years ago, Claireabellemakes began here. I was ready for a journey and quite where it would take me I didn’t know.

I cannot tell you how much I’ve learnt in 3 years and how many ace people I’ve interacted with along the way. I never ever dreamed I would have been featured in a magazine, written projects for craft books or been approached by people in real life who have read this blog.

I’ve worked my butt off to the point where I now find it hard to have a day off. I can’t quite remember what I used to do with all my free time (I think I napped more?!) but, I wouldn’t change it for the world. Blogging and running a business has made me ambitious and more creative than I ever knew I could be. I wish my Nan was here to share this with. She is the person who started my passion for creating years ago as a teen learning to knit.

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So why I am writing this post today? I want to say THANK YOU. Without people reading this blog, buying my products, or sending me support I probably wouldn’t have pushed hard to reach where I am today. I hope that I have inspired some of you to pursue your creative dreams. Or even just to learn something new.

I think most of all, this journey has made me learn about myself. I’ve learnt that I have to do something creative every day or else it feels strange. I’ve learnt that I need to be organised and I love lists. I like to be surrounded by pretty things. I’ve discovered that I am extremely messy and despite my studio desk shots on Instagram, the floor is in a constant state of craftermath.  I know that I want to be successful and that the big dreams matter.

I have some big goals for the next 3 years. I want to write a book. I want to meet more creatives. I want to make enough money to work less in a day job. I want to keep my studio tidy. I want to be healthy and well.

I hope that you will stick around and perhaps you have been here from the start (say hello in the comments if so!). Have a slice of virtual cake with me today to celebrate and if you have a creative journey, please feel free to share in the comments below. I’d love to hear!

As a thank you for supporting Claireabellemakes, there is a birthday offer in the shop for the next week to get 30% off! Just enter the code BIRTHDAY30 in the coupon code box. 

Thanks for being ace.

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27 thoughts on “Claireabellemakes is 3!

  1. Happy 3rd Blogiversary! Yeah! Thank you for your lovely blog! I love reading your updates! Enjoy the sunshine xxx

  2. Happy Birthday!! I think I must have been here pretty much from the beginning, I just never realised you were a new blogger at the time! It is amazing to see how far you have come in such a short space of time, and you should be proud of yourself as an inspiration for others out there.

  3. Wowee!! Three years! That’s amazing and crazy pants at the same time! I thought you had been blogging forever! My little crafty blog is a mere baby in comparison at only a year and a bit and I hope I am just half as successful as you with my blog and Etsy shop! 🙂
    Massive congratulations lovely, I cant wait to see how the next three years develop and grow! Make sure you have a giant slice of that cake for yourself too, blogging is hungry work!
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  4. Happy birthday! And thanks for the discount code, I just took advantage of it to get pressies for my friends I am visiting next week in Italy

  5. Happy 3rd Birthday! I will continue to enjoy the exciement and prettiness of your blog. Keep up your hard work! Perhaps once you write your best seller you could arrange a Canadian book signing tour? xo

  6. Claire! Well done! You’ve worked so hard! Very inspiring and I hope your dreams come true 🙂 Wouldn’t moving away from the day job be amazing 😀 xx

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