I thought today I would share with you a day in my life. My life is incredibly busy with school runs, housework, endless washing and being mummy to five fabulous children, nevermind working as a freelance writer from home and having my Buttons & Bows shop on Folksy. I also adore creating things, especially with fabric, but have not got enough time to create gorgeous things to sell. Up until now all this has been done either at the kitchen table or in my makeshift office in the cupboard under the stairs. Now I am very excited as my husband and I have decided to share a spare room in our new house as a studio/office/study. Whilst my husbands end of the room will be filled with History text books mine will be stacked with fabric boxes and jars full of buttons and trims, craft books and numerous magazines, paints and canvases I hope to finish and of course my sewing machines.
Finally I will have space to leave out projects, have an inspiration board and work away from the general hubbub of family life. Whilst our room is still stacked with boxes and we are yet to buy desks I feel inspired and am ready to start my new project, Inspired Celebration. The idea first took root when I ran a week long feature about handmade weddings on this blog earlier this year. I have since become addicted to blogs about weddings and parties, read wedding magazines even though it is several years since I got married. I have reignited my love of stationery and intend to try out some fantastic papercraft projects very soon, especially as my youngest daughter turns four in October and is already asking to send party invites!
Inspired Celebration will be a blog offering it's readers inspiration for any number of celebrations but also continuing the ethos of this blog by supporting and promoting small creative businesses. I hope to create a directory of such businesses aswell as offering a research service, finding small creative businesses that meet the needs of my readers to create their ultimate celebration. Whilst I will concentrate on UK based businesses I will also feature the creative talents of designers from around the world, as we all know life is not limited to the corner shop anymore. Yet I will also research local businesses if required when people purchase my research package.
I spent alot of time looking at blog designers work to choose the right look for my new venture. There are so many to choose from but I loved the Love Tree template by Louise at Adori Graphics and found that I kept coming back to it. Louise is a talented designer and her customer service was impeccable, customising and uploading the template within days of my order being placed. However she does have a longer waiting time for custom designs and she will be away on a well deserved holiday in October, but I highly recommend Adori Graphics if you looking to makeover your blog.
As if life wasn't crazy enough I am excited about this new project. But fear not I will still be writing this Buttons & Bows blog, Monday to Friday, aswell as freelancing, all whilst being mummy and of course suporting my husband as he completes the final year of his degree. I have already started looking for a designer to makeover Buttons & Bows, so watch this space!