AMakes

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About me

Thanks for coming to my blog! You’re on this page as you want to know more about me and why I started this blog.

I’m Amy! I thought I would start with an introduction. I spend a lot of time crafting, any chance I get, I’m in my craft room. I’m a near self-taught crafter (I’ve had the odd lesson for things here and there), a lot of trial and error, asking people, and of course, our good friend Google! My three main areas are sewing, baking/cake decorating, and card making, although I love trying new crafts. I hope to share some tips, tutorials should you be struggling with something you’re working on, and inspiration to get you going. I plan to share projects that work and those that don’t/a blooper reel (the great chocolate ganache flood comes to mind here, sadly I didn’t actually take a photo of this, but you can imagine this mess). All you have to remember is it doesn’t always work every time!

I also have a glamorous assistant who likes to help where he can – Nando. Over the years, he has become less of a thief and more of a helper! His favourite things to do are unthread my overlocker, get on or under fabric, he also likes to chase scissors when cutting fabric. No Nando’s are ever hurt in the making!

One of my goals for the past year was to learn to crochet, and happy to report I finally figured it out. My Mum and my Nan have both attempted this mountain of a task multiple times and no such luck. Mum said I pull the yarn too tight, my Nan said it is because my Mum tried to teach me and blamed her for being left-handed! Nando has also taken an interest in my crochet. I’ve also been working on my calligraphy skills (both copperplate and modern), I did a couple of workshops last year, and now with a bit more time in 2020, I took up a free drills course and became hooked.

If there is something you’d like to see or have any questions on any of my creations please do get in touch! And if you’re a brand and would like to work with me, get in touch!

I hope you find this useful, please look around and follow on social media for the latest ideas and tips.

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