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.
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!
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Thanks for being ace.