From Mid November 2016 Sum of their Stories is the new home of the Handmade Monday Linky Party.
Handmade Monday started it's life in 2012 with Wendy at 1st Unique gifts and Handmade Harbour, passed to Vicky at Lucy Blossom Crafts and now has moved on over here.
It has always had a really friendly community feel, Vicky often called it the friendliest blog hop on the web! I've been joining, linking up my latest project and visiting the others to see what they have been busy doing since I first stumbled upon it in November 2013.
Handmade Monday is all about sharing your handmade projects and ideas, any sort of makes and bakes, crafts of all sorts. If you blog about something creative that you think fits in with the handmade ethos, you’re very welcome to join in. 

Why should I join in?

Joining in with Handmade Monday every week should help you get more visits, followers, comments and generally increase traffic to your blog. If you are more of a 'link and run' kind of person you may not enjoy it as much because Handmade Monday has always been more about becoming part of a very caring and helpful community. Fellow bloggers and crafters genuinely celebrating your successes and encouraging and supporting you when things are tough. 

What are the rules?

  • Did you make it? Is it craft related? Yes - hooray, we'd love to see what you've been up to. This is not the place for shops, link parties or posts with just other people's work. Giveaways are fine as long as they are craft related.
  • Add the link to your blog post, not your main site URL.
  • Link up to 3 posts each week, but try to make sure it's something you've not linked up here before.
  • Have fun! Mingle - visit some of the other links - that's the whole point! Leave them a comment, maybe share on pinterest, twitter or your other favourite social media. Let's support one another and grow our craft community.
  • If you'd like to follow me in some way (buttons to find me are on the side at the top) then that would be just lovely. If you'd like to tell others about Handmade Monday then that would be just lovely too.
Any posts that are not craft related or which are just selling things will be deleted.
By linking up you are giving permission for me to share your link on social media and possibly feature it in a round up on Sum of their Stories in the future. Any post shared will always be with a proper link back.

Handmade Monday opens at 5pm Sunday evening and runs until 5pm on Wednesday (UK times), that way you should have chance to join us wherever you are in the world.

Here's a button for you to use on your link party page or side bar. You are welcome to uncentre it and change it's size etc, if you are technically minded enough to work that out! 

Instructions: Select all code above, copy it and paste it inside your blog post as HTML
I feature my favourites or the most clicked from those linked up each week.
All entries are pinned on the Handmade Monday Pinterest Board. If you'd like to join the Board just sent me a message with your pinterest email and I'll get an invite sorted.
We also have a closed Facebook group where we share ideas. Anyone who joins handmade Monday regularly (or occasionally) is welcome to join, just search Handmade Monday on FB and click the Join Button and next time I'm on FB I'll add you.


  1. Looking forward to seeing the most friendly link up party continue:)

    1. Thanks Vicky, I'm so pleased you are joining us.

  2. This looks fun, it would be fabulous to connect with other crafters and see what they're making.

    1. I hope you are able to join us Kim, the more the merrier!

  3. Hello I am having a go this week, hope I have linked correctly!


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