Early morning lights

So the clocks have gone back an hour as we come to the end of British Summer Time. This last week has been great with some early morning light shining through as the sun rises but not so great in the evening and dark on the way home from work.

With the darker evenings I find I want to change up my crafts, partially because I struggle with the light but also I feel a cosier craft is required as we move into the end of Autumn and into early winter.

I love needle felting and although it is time to start on the Snowmen and Christmas elves I find myself veering towards making a cover for a hot water bottle. When I was young we had a traditional stone bottle but then we progressed to the modern oblong rubber shape

Have you ever wondered why we do not have a variety of shapes? – I have managed to find a Heart Shaped bottle so this week I will be felting a cover to keep me extra warm ver the next few weeks as the temperature drops.

Social Media – Friend or Foe?

Trying to build a small business is tough, and the added pressures of trying to keep up with the myriad of Social Media forums is time-consuming.

Facebook and Instagram are great for connecting with my customers and keeping them up to date with what I am doing and what crafts I am ferreting about with – this changes throughout the year!. I also love the interaction and getting comments back, I love to see alternatives to a product or craft be it felting, stamping, sewing – any craft will do.

So why is social media sometimes a FRIEND and sometimes a FOE?. Both these platforms use algorithms to get your post to your audience and sometimes it can work against you.

Quite often when I am writing a post it is really just a friendly ‘this is what I am up to’ – it is not a sales pitch to encourage people to buy something – as this is not something that comes naturally to me.

There are some proposed changes coming out to Facebook and Instagram so I apologise in advance if you see less or even more of me over the next few months going forward but if there are topics you would like me to write on – let me know…..