Handmade Monday #83

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Hi everyone, it's time for Handmade Monday 83. Handmade Monday is a chance for creative bloggers to share what they've been up to. It's a great place to find some new inspiration and maybe a handy tip or two. Grab a cuppa and stop for a while, share what you've been up to (old stuff is fine too) and visit some of your crafting friends.

The internet is brilliant for connecting people from all across the world in a way that just wasn't possible 'back in the day'. I love making virtual friends all around the world. It's hard to remember that we don't all speak the same language sometimes - good old Google translate helps us get the idea of what's going on when a blog is written in a different language. I find emojis are very useful when I'm commenting on other peoples projects on Facebook and Instagram too, they are such a universal language! 

I was reminded just the other day that some of you are not enjoying the summery weather that we are here. A photo of a roaring fire and some knitting on Instagram reminded me that some of you are in the middle of winter right about now aren't you? Must drive you mad when the rest of us are banging on about summer all the time! We are experiencing a proper heatwave here in the UK at the moment, it's all very unusual for us and you know how we British like to talk about the weather!!!

So I was just thinking what photo shall I share to sum up my week and thought "I know, i'll take a photo of me waving at you all in the hot sun!" Those white speckles all over the lawn are tissue - someone left a tissue in their pocket that went in the wash yesterday so I was shaking all the washing like mad outside #keepingitreal 


Now let's have the features from last week's Handmade Monday.

Dazzle while Frazzled turned two old nightstands into a lovely bench, I love the grey and coral together. 

Ann from The Apple Street Cottage shared this lovely little woodsy owl. Woodworking isn't really my things so I really admire the way Ann can whip up something as cute as this from scraps of wood. 

Congratulations to you both. there is a "YAY I was featured" button for your blog over here if you want to add one to your blog :-)


Did you know we have a facebook group for Handmade Mondayers? We share the odd interesting thing we find, useful tips, that sort of thing. It's not a mad busy group to be honest but we are pretty friendly! Feel free to join us if you are a blogger who links up here at Handmade Monday regularly (or even occasionally!)  

Handmade Monday is all about building a crafting community, (it's always better together) so please do take a moment to visit some of the other projects linked up this week. Share some of your favourites on your social media maybe and leave a nice comment or two.

 Let's support one another  ^_^

The rules for Handmade Monday are very simple:

  • Did you make it? Yes - then hooray, we'd love to see it

  • Add the link to a specific post, not your main blog url

  • You can link up to 3 posts each week but try to make sure it's not stuff you've shared here before

  • Mingle - visit some other links - comment - share

If you are not sure of anything more details can be found here

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