Coming Home & Catching Up
Seems as though life has been in one of this super busy phases where you can’t keep up with all the projects, plans and pastimes that your heart wants to. Sadly, when the workload mounts up this is the very first place that gets neglected – and I hate that more than I can tell you!
This little space has been my place to share my makes, projects, plans and creative musings and when I don’t get the time to stop in past and add a new post I really feel it. I have learnt so much in the short time since starting this site and running my own creative business – many of these lessons have been tough but all of them have been valuable and the one that I have learnt recently is that not making the time to do the things that you love – sharing things here – will wear you down!
If you’ve spotted me over on my Instagram you’ll have seen me popping up at The Handmade Fair, Alexandra Palace and, last week, Dublin. So, this last month has seen this work-from-home (read: homebody) girl heading out to the some fun creative events. The very best thing about getting to work at these events is the people. Hands down – it is all about the people! I get to meet and talk to some amazing creative folks, share tips and talk to peeps about their makes and projects – seriously, there is nothing more inspiring than meeting with other makers! I also get to catching up with some of my favourite people that also run creative businesses! It is so fabulous to be part of a wonderful creative community!
One of my favourite new friends that I have made during this years creative events is the supremely talented stitcher Hannah Bass – her contemporary tapestry designs and dreamy colour combo are literally to die for – Take a peek at her stunning map designs and I don’t doubt you’ll find at leaf one that really calls out to you!
So, aside from whizzing about to attend the Knitting & Stitching shows, what the heck have I been doing with all my time when I’ve not been sharing things here? I’ve been trying to find the answer to this and honestly it seems like I have been doing everything and nothing all at the same time!
For the last few months I have been working on the final stages of my new crochet book – which I’m excited to say is available for pre-order over on Amazon!
While I was finishing up this book, my other crochet book hit the shelves (yes, I know another book…it might delight you to hear that my husband now calls me Six Book Strutt – which might be the geekiest term of endearment known to man!) – Modern Granny Square Crochet is on sale now! I have been so busy with writing, making and heading to events that I don’t think that I have had the time to really take it in that this book is now on sale!
Who doesn’t love a Granny Square?!
To celebrate I have a copy of Modern Granny Square to give away to one lucky Made Peachy Reader! Fancy winning a copy? Here’s how you enter!
So that y’all get a fair whack at it, there are a number of ways you can enter this giveaway – and the best part is each one will be counted as 1 entry…so, do all three and you will be entered three times my friend!
1 Please leave a comment below sharing why you love Granny Squares!
2 Share this post on Twitter, tagging @madepeachy and using the hashtag #ModernGrannySquaresMadePeachy
3 Give the MadePeachy Facebook page a like, share the giveaway post and leave a comment on why you’d love to win!
Want a bonus entry? Then head over to the MadePeachy Instagram, follow and give the Giveaway post a like & comment!
The giveaway is open to everyone – if you have a postal address, no matter where in the world, you can enter! Yay for international prizes! The winner will be picked at random and announced on the 27 November – Good Luck!