Instalife March 2014

Time for another Instagram round up! Here’s what I got up to in March.

I generally felt quite well apart from sleep deprivation through stopping my migraine meds! I am one of these people who cries when they are tired and gets hangry when they need food. All is well now and I am grateful for another fun packed month.

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Swooning over my Kikki.k Haul / Taking part in a mail swap

Making a card out of old stamps / Bicycle notecards from my penpal in Canada

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Adding new product shots to my bestsellers / Releasing the Penny Farthing collection

Working on fair stock / Ordering yellow cord for Tour De France Bicycle Bracelets

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Getting out on my bike in Cambridge / Spring has arrived along The Backs

Stopping at the flower stall on the market / Soaking up the tourist atmosphere

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A weekend mini break with family – played golf / Lunch at Byron Burgers with my Dad

A crafternoon for Mother’s Day / My nephew in his craft creation

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 DIY Door Knob Necklace Display / DIY Fabric Magnetic Noticeboard

Sharing my fave Stationery stores on Etsy / A Vivid Please Giveaway

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Fat Free Brownies for the #TryTotal challenge / Taking a tea break in the studio

New coaster from The Bellwether / Cake with G after the Country Living Fair

How was your March? Let me know in the comments below. Don’t forget you can follow me on Instagram here. I just passed 1000 followers. WOWZERS!

Oh wait! I nearly forgot a Tammy photo! Here is a fab xmas time picture I found the other day. The new grumpy cat eh?!

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Toodles!

Claire

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Instalife February 2014

February was good. Apart from a massive 5 day attack this week, I am generally enjoying an improvement with my migraines, meaning I am having more ‘normal’ days. In 2013, I had 90 migraine days.  A quarter of the year. 3 months worth. Thank goodness for scheduling, that’s all I can say! I’m really hoping the good spell lasts well into 2014….

Anyway, here is a round-up of what I got up to in February via my Instagram!

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Share The Love month on the blog saw some amazing guest DIYS!

Crochet Notebook Sweater /Fabric Clipboards

Glitter Foam Wall Art / Wire Wrapped Dangle Earrings

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Working on some new Etsy store packaging / Scrabble Filofax Charms launched

Wondering how to store Scrabble Tiles / Continuing my Filofax Inspo series

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Getting creative at pottery class and using the wheel!

Learning about millinery at WI / A crochet Totoro for my Valentine

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Finding washi tape storage for £1.50! / Pincushions in my craft studio

Working on my craft studio makeover / Teapot in my February favourites

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Snowdrops in the garden / Spring time bicycle rides along the river

Tulips are my favourite flower / Sunshine in the city

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Florence arrived and I took her for a long ride 

Taking part in the 2nd Sheepish Heart Bomb / New bicycle brooch pin

Back Friday with a quick and easy brownie recipe and a whole ton of stationery themed posts for March. Follow on my links below to keep up to date.

Toodles!

Claire

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Instalife: January 2014

Is it just me, or did January fly by? It started well for me when I announced a new stockist and here’s what else I got up to via my Instagram feed.

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Breaking into the posh tea / Sharing my teapots and vintage tea cups here

Sharing my favourite kitchen items / Attempting to get organised with a blackboard

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Obviously Tammy will be Instagrammed / Shopping for new jumpers

A new Cat Watch from Tigerlilly Quinn / Sharing January Favourites

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Scrabble Keyring launch and lovely customer photos!

Hosting a sale in my Etsy store!

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Starting a new Filofax series on the blog / Sneak peek of an upcoming blog DIY

A Kate Spade inspired rope bracelet DIY / Embroidery hoop brooch display DIY

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Admiring pretty cottages in the city / Running work errands in Cambridge

Sunshine on Kings College Chapel / Thinking about putting crates on my new bike

You can follow me on Instagram here. I’m planning to use it a lot more in 2014!

Toodles!

Claire

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Instalife: December 2013

Happy New Year! I hope you have all had a great holiday season? I relished the break and did far too much lazying around in my PJs. I’m back in the swing of things now, so you can expect regular posts again, hurrah!

Here’s what I got up to in December, via my Instagram feed.

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December saw lots of sunny clear days so I got out for walks and coffee dates with G

Made tons of cuff links for a new stockist / Made my lounge cosy for a blogger challenge

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Made custom Scrabble tile brooches / Worked on a secret project (SO EXCITING)

Found bicycle washi tape (perfect day) / Inherited my Nan’s yarn stash

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Enjoyed sunny days in Cambridge / A day out in London with my family

Christmas decs in Covent Garden / Found an amazing sweet shop (Sugar Sin)

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Decorated the tree and inherited some handmade vintage Christmas deer

Went for pom pom Christmas wrap / Finding festive post boxes in my neighbourhood

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Hosted a vegan Christmas dinner party with my girlfriends / Cute rabbit lamp from G

Amazing Duct Tape earrings from an overseas friend / My flute is fixed! (Thank you G) 

2013 was a busy busy year, but I really felt that I achieved a lot. I am almost at 200 sales in my Etsy store and this little blog was as packed with content as I could possibly make it.

In the summer I will be able to reveal the secret project I’ve been working on (dying to tell you all) and I will be releasing some exciting content throughout 2014 which will push me to learn lots of new things.

OH! I nearly forgot…I’m working on refurbishing my craft studio, so look out for a makeover post soon!

Toodles!

Claire

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Instalife: The November I Turned 30

WOW. November was busy. I turned 30, did a big fair and made a ton of bicycle bracelets. I have been having a really good couple of months for migraines which I’m hoping continues. Fingers crossed!

Here’s what I got up to in November via my Instagram photos.

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600 followers! / Launch of Operation Bicycle Bracelet to fundraise for You Can Bike Too

New tyres for my dutch bike / A shopping day at Renegade Craft Fair London

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Some amazing features for my rings and bracelets – I love bloggers!

I made #4 on the Homecrafts Blogger List / My Homemade With Love Magazine DIYs

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Spending my 30th birthday at a luxury spa / Biggest tub ever

Minty coloured birthday gifts / MASSIVE donut Claireabellemakes-Craft-Market-Stall

My From Cambridge With Love Stall / Pink cash tin for the fair!

I couldn’t resist a vintage tea cup from Retrovert / Scrabble Tile Accessories

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I celebrated my birthday with my friends at Drink Shop Do

We ate the best afternoon tea and marvelled over this vintage typewriter

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This gorgeous wreath DIY featured on the blog / A No Sew Wreath for The Homemakery

I made the Blog and Buy Sale Wish List! / Tammy helping with crafting

December looks to be just as busy with deadlines for secret projects and wholesale orders aplenty. I’m hoping I have time to eat Christmas dinner with G!

Toodles!

Claire

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