Every Tuesday evening I host Beyond Craft, aka #BCChat; over on Twitter. Last month we had a fun Secret Santa swap, and this week I am launching our first Challenge of 2021 – Happy Crafty New Year!
I thought I’d take a few minutes to share my fab Secret Santa gift, and to tell you about the new challenge I’ll be launching tomorrow. So if you’ve spotted this, you have an early start!
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Happy New Year! So, here we are, the beginning of a new year, a fresh start, a new page etc etc! I’m sure I’m not the only one typing “Hello 2021” with a little more hope than previous years!
I’m not going to be all “New Year – New Me”, because it’s not my style. I don’t even have a huge amount of “goals” but I thought I’d take a little bit of time to share some of what you can expect here on The Craft Room and Beyond this year!
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It seems like far too recently I was posting Christmas content! This year, has without a doubt been one of the strangest! But here we are bringing some shine and festivity to the end of the year; with 12 Days of Christmas 2020!
I’d go out on a limb and say this might be the last one of these for a while, but you never know what’s going to happen in a year! After all, this blog is almost one year old now, and somehow I’m now self-hosted, and things are very different , but also somehow the same. And if you know me at all; you know I LOVE Christmas!
Most of these “Day 1 of blogmas” posts start with a plan…
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I was tagged back at the beginning of spooky season by the lovely Jordanne, from The Life of a Glasgow Girl, creator of The Hallotober Tag!
To make things a little different, as I did a tag at the beginning of my Blogtober posts, Stu is joining me, so this time, you get double the answers!
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Autumn is my favourite season, and it seemed only right, to share my autumn bucket list here on the blog, to show what I have planned for the next month or so!
I don’t have much planned generally for October, but there are a few things I would like to do! So I created a bucket list at the beginning of the month, knowing ahead of time, it was one of the prompts for Instagram…
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Before I get to my Autumn favourites, I thought I’d explain a little….
I thought I would do something a little different this month, and try Blogtober, now technically that means 31 days of posts, but posting every day, and working is a little much for me.
I will be posting every day on Instagram, but here on the blog there will be more content, and some extra fun things throughout the month, from crafts and decor ideas, to getting out and about and enjoying more of Autumn!
So as a bit of an introduction to the season, I thought I’d share some of my favourites…
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Something a little different on the desk this week; yesterday; in the ‘Beyond Craft’ chat over on Twitter; or #BCChat as it is better known; I launched an Instagram photo challenge for August.
I thought I’d share it here too; in case anyone is interested in taking part!!
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Well, it’s getting back to normal time for me; this week our store reopens (today in fact); so I’m back to work, and I’ll be heading back to a sort-of normal routine!
I’m off today; so we’re enjoying the very last of the good weather having booked a time-slot at my favourite National Trust property; Lanhydrock. Though of course the house remains closed, we plan on having a nice walk around the gardens and woodland there for a bit!
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We are still largely staying at home; as much as restrictions are lessening each week, so of course, as usual I haven’t been doing much but we did manage to get out, in a socially distanced capacity; a couple of times this week which has been nice!
And what a week this has been, I’m so shocked at how much the weather has changed in just a few days!
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It’s here, the beginning! A whole new look! Hello!
Welcome to The Craft Room and Beyond!
This is actually pretty daunting. Why did I start the blog over again? Ah yes, a fresh start, a new beginning… And with that in mind, before anything else…
It is (in my opinion) a terrible cliche, when everyone starts spouting all the “New Year, new me!” stuff. I am afraid, that as much as it is indeed a new year; as well as a new look blog, I am not planning on becoming a whole new me! I do however have a few things I would like to achieve in the next year.
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