Hello! I’m back in the land of blogging! We are still away on our holidays at the moment, but I’ve scheduled some content for the next few days until I am back in person. (My shop will remain on holiday until 15 September).
Having a blog break was really great and helped me to avoid burnout. Life was extremely busy in August, so the break was not quite as relaxing as I had hoped. One thing I achieved was that I did finally sort out the studio and I’ll be sharing some updates to that very soon.
So what’s new around here? I joined Periscope which is quite fun. You can find me there as Claireabellemakes. So far I’ve shared some snippets of life in my studio, a little tour of Cambridge, some events I’ve attended and clips of Tammy.
You may remember that I’ve been nominated for best DIY and Craft blog in the Amara Interior Blog awards. The voting ends on 18 September, so if you’re reading this before then, I would be so grateful for your support! You can vote by clicking the image below.
I’ve also been applying for the Christmas market season (oh no, the “C word”!) so I’m hoping I can announce some dates for you to catch me in person with my makes if you’re here in the UK. I’m really excited to be a vendor at Crafty Fox for the first time in October, so come along on the 10th in Peckham if you’d like to say hello!
I also have a design out in a new book – Crochet Barefoot Sandals. I love being a contributing designer to crochet titles, as I always learn something new each time I write a pattern! The little blue and pink hearts sandal at the top is my pattern.
Later this week I’ll be sharing a look at this month’s Lucky Dip Club box that I was involved with, and later this week I’ll share some shots from a food photography workshop I attended recently!
So now you can see why life has not been so quiet. I hope you’ve all had a fantastic summer?