Hi everyone and welcome to the first post in my new crafting blog. Having only been making a few bits here and there since the beginning of April, I want to start by catching up a bit and sharing photos of my first makes which are mainly cards and a keyring.
So far I'm really enjoying crafting, but there are so many different things out there that I would like to have a go at. Being new to it all, I suppose that everyone goes through that phase when starting out. The incentive for me starting to make craft items, was that I am starting up a new charity called Friends of Ichthyosis. I wanted to find a way of setting up a group for families affected by the rare genetic skin disorder Ichthyosis. The group will organise outings and various social events for families affected by the condition, and we will be raising as much awareness of the condition and the group as possible. In order to get the group off the ground we need funds, and although I've always had an interest in crafts and arts I've never really had the confidence to 'have a go' myself as it were, and so thought this was a great opportunity to start. Hopefully my creations will be good enough for people to want to buy, as all proceeds from my sales will go directly to Friends of Ichthyosis to help achieve their goals and continue thier work supporting families. I will have a seperate page on my blog with more about Ichthyosis but feel free to visit the website too at the link above.
For now here are a few of my makes so far.