Handmade Monday #118

Handmade Monday craft link up

Hello, it’s time for Handmade Monday #118. Has your week been filled with crafting loveliness?

Handmade Monday is a craft link that we run weekly here at Sum of their Stories. It gives creative bloggers a chance to share up to 3 projects (we love to see new ideas but old projects are welcome too) which gives us all a chance to have a nose about and find some new ideas for our ‘to do lists.

Last week I mentioned I was thinking of switching us to the new style of InLinkz link up. I’m not going to rush into anything, personally I’m starting to get used to the new style more as I visit other link ups but I still like the old style. I will change it at some point in the future but for now I’ll work on an ‘ain’t broke don’t fix it’ kind of mentality.

I had a fabulous day out on Friday at the Creative Show at the NEC Birmingham. I shared, as and when wifi allowed, to my Instagram stories on Friday and will write about my day and all the fun stuff I saw and did, hopefully by tomorrow. For now, here’s a quick pic of my tea break when I sat on the floor (as you invariably do at this kind of show) and I planned my strategy to get round the show without missing anything!

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Oaky Doky, let’s take a little look at the features from last week’s Handmade Monday now. Please click on the photos to go through to the original posts if you want to pin any of these ideas.

This baby blanket is a beauty, and AnneMarie has written up a pattern that looks so simple. I love the fresh colours.

When I was a kid I LOVED to read and so I fell in love with the reading nook that Victoria from Dazzle while Frazzled made for her daughter. Can I have one too?

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


Did you know we have a Handmade Monday facebook group. It’s not a massively overactive group, I let the group each week when the link up goes live and if I come across anything I think might be useful or interesting for my fellow Handmade Mondayers I’ll share that too. It would be nice for it to be a little bit more active, maybe if other members felt able to share things they came across that would help the others to it could be a more helpful to us all? Anyway if you are not already a member do send me a request, you can find the group here.

Handmade Monday is all about building a crafting community,  we most definitely are 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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