Notes from a Craft Studio — get to know me

My favourite creations...

Posted by Linda Gransby on

I’ve been crafting since I was a little girl, so I have plenty to choose from…  My favourite is usually my latest project, but I guess I love my family albums the best, and the family love them too.  We while away many a happy hour looking through memories and photos of past trips and activities! What are your favourite albums?

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My why.......

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I spent 25 years working for a big UK corporate, travelling across the UK, long hours, 5 weeks holiday a year.  I always had a part time business on the go, first a craft stall, then a cross stich supplies shop on Uxbridge market, and finally scrapbooking and papercraft workshops. Trapped… but mortgage payments and raising a family meant it never seemed the right time to quit the guaranteed money of the 9-5 grind. Over the last few years, a few massive events in my life have changed everything and made me realise that I want my life to be...

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Tell us a random fact about yourself

Posted by Linda Gransby on

You are reading the blog of the 1971 winner of the Watford Borough Junior fishing competition!  Yes, I know, its hard to believe eh?  :-) I can also wiggle my nose like a rabbit (so can my sister, it must be a genes thing...)  As well as running craft workshops, I am a qualified teacher in ICT and Swimming! What about you, whats your random fact?  

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What have you achieved in your crafting life that you are particularly proud of?

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Hmmm….  Well I was UK winner of the Creating Keepsakes Magazine Hall of Fame…. Many years ago!  Back in the day when we waited expectantly fro the deliveries all the was from the USA, there was nothing in the UK! More recently, I think I’m really proud of the fact the I’m running my own business, doing something that I love, earning money, paying the bills and setting an example for my children on how to balance work and leisure to enjoy life to the full.  

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Who is your biggest supporter?

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I’m sure everyone says their customers, but they have.... yes thats you!  Forgive me, its a bit cliche, but you really have become my friends now.... I’ve been holding crafting residential events since 2005, and I have loyal delegates that book every year. Its a chance to catch up with everyone stories, find out about their latest travels, oh and do a bit of crafting!  But mainly its about enjoying time with like minded people.....  The modern saying is that you have to find your 'Tribe'   Well my tribe have gluey fingers and a camera in their hand! It really...

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