Yay! I am so glad you’re here ^_^
Welcome to my Heart Handmade UK.
You’ve stumbled across my little virtual home, where I share my favourite finds from the internet, craft tutorials, home decor information, blogging tutorials and Pinterest strategies to boot!
If you have a question for me, get in touch!
Grab a cup of tea and let’s get comfy shall we?
Allow me to introduce myself, my name is Claire and I’m a crafty soul who uses this blog to share the very best and most inspiring projects and articles possible! After discovering the craft world by accident, while I was studying at university, I kind of fell down the rabbit hole (so to speak) and I’ve absolutely LOVED learning as much as I possibly can about the craft projects I’m under taking and the new skills awaiting.
This blog is for women who want to be inspired and be part of a little community of crafters and craft bloggers**!
**You don’t have to have a blog to join us but if you want one you should check out this post: 24 Reasons To Start That Super Awesome Blog You’ve Been Dreaming About!
As a passionate crafter and blogger, I’m on a mission to inspire women of all ages and crafty skill level. I want to get them excited and get the creative juices flowing.
Just knowing that I’ve inspired and motivated somebody to make a great craft project or take the leap to start their own craft blog is a wonderful connection and definitely one to cherish!
I discovered the craft world back in 2007 through mixed media, art journaling and then scrapbooking. Thanks to Flickr (the Pinterest of its day for inspiration quests) I was led into this creative haven and I’ve loved every minute of it.
It wasn’t until late 2009, after taking several creative journaling classes online and filling about 8 art journals and sketchbooks, I decided that I should start a blog to connect with my fellow class mates and surround myself with people who can help me anytime I need it and constantly inspire me. It worked 😉 In march 2010, heart handmade uk was born.
I went through various blog designs and colour schemes, but it wasn’t until 2012 that I realised I actually had a favourite colour palette! Since that EUREKA moment, everything in my life has centred around that one palette.
I’m so glad I discovered the crafting world, it has brought me so much joy! I always feel a great sense of pride when I complete a project without messing it up! I’ve definitely had my fair share of craft fails!
I find crafting and making things a very intuitive process. I like to use tutorials but I treat most as loose guidelines and I’ve a tendency to wing it! If I ever get stuck, I end up heading straight to Pinterest to help me find a tutorial. Speaking of which, if you’re stuck on any project, get in touch with me and we can figure something out!
Some Random Facts:
So, we have established that I love pastels.. well, I love cats more than I love pastels so I’m sure you draw your own ‘she’s a crazy cat lady’ conclusions. I’d steal your cat and smooch it if I got too close.
I can’t be trusted near chocolate, so I’ll never make a cocoa farmer.
I feel most inspired when I’m meditating, which is precisely the wrong time! I’m trying to get my brain to shut up “oh you could make this, and then you could do this…” shh.
I’m addicted to the I Can Haz Cheezburger app and looking at all the animals and poorly dressed people.
As I said at the beginning, I am seriously glad you’re here! Go make some tea and stay for a while ^_^
If you would like to work with me, please visit this page. I’m looking forward to ‘meeting’ you!