Take a look to the right of your screen; can you see the followers section? Yes? Great! Now, what do you notice that's different? Come on, I do hope you pay attention when you look at my blog :-) For those of you who are far too similiar to me and don't normally notice such things, the difference today is that it says I have eight followers rather than just seven. There's a NEWBIE following me! Wha hey! I am excited about that and also slightly intimidated, although I'll get over that pretty quick as when I'm typing my blog, I just type away; I don't worry about who's reading it or what they'll think. If people don't like what they read, I'm sure they'll move on very quickly. I enjoy my crafty things, so even if only a few people have a look, then that's brilliant as it's a few more than none!
Anyway, enough of me rambling on. I want to do a shout-out for Linda from The Crafty Network who is my new follower. I've been a 'part' of the Network for quite a few months now but I didn't realise until a couple of weeks ago that Linda lives in Warrington and then on Saturday at the Warrington Craft Fair, I met Linda and found out that she lives just round the corner from me. Linda set up The Crafty Network almost a year ago with a couple of other ladies but she now goes solo. The website offers advice, hints, tips, specialist articles and a craft directory of all it's members to help them promote themselves and learn some business skills. There is currently an article on there written my Maeri from the Make and Do Studio all about the very first steps involved in setting up your own crafty business - please go to the website of The Crafty Network to read that article and have a look around to see the whole array of things available. It's not just for local craft companies; it's for the whole of the U.K, so hopefully it'll build up into something great. On Saturday we joked about having a craft seminar type event. They have loads of them in America, so I can't see why we can't get together to help small businesses in these difficult financial times.
Right I'm off to try to finish all these placemats ready for tomorrow's handmade Valentine's table.
Take care out there