making with nature – nature crown

nature crown on Geoffrey & Grace
After our nature walk last weekend, I felt inspired to make a nature crown using the berries that we had gathered. Last Monday morning when I should have been answering emails, and organising my week ahead, or washing up and sorting the house out a bit, I decided to take some time to be creative and ignore all of those other tasks that needed doing.

Here is what I made…

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The Mollie Makes Handmade Awards – the results

The Mollie Makes Handmade Awards - Margot

It’s been almost a week and half since the Margot ladies had a day trip to London for the Mollie Makes Handmade Awards. If you missed the exciting news, Margot was a finalist in the collaboration category alongside two other collaborative projects.

We knew a good day would be had by all, whether we were to win or not. Team Mollie Makes had organised a jam-packed day of mentoring and activities for us to do. Plus it would give us an opportunity to chat everything making and creative with some fellow crafty folk.

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being present and making it count

being present and making it count on the Geoffrey & Grace blogWhat a couple of weeks! I haven’t visited London for ages, and last week saw me going up three times. On Wednesday I went to a couple of press days and for lunch with some blogging friends, old and new. Thursday saw the final of the Mollie Makes Handmade Awards (more on that later), and Friday was the start of a whole weekend of everything blog-shaped at Blogtacular (more on this later too). It makes me feel a bit tired just listing it here, and it was a week of go, go, go. I had to work really hard to find any pauses for thought and any moments of stillness.

It just happened to be a week where lots of lovely opportunities came clumped together, and I just tried my best to roll with it. More and more I am learning that there is something beneficial about riding with the momentum, and trusting it’s going to take you somewhere good. Read More

Margot & the Mollie Makes Handmade Awards

Margot - a Mollie Makes Handmade Awards finalist on the Geoffrey & Grace blog

Last week Geoffrey & Grace and the other makers at Margot got some very exciting news…

Margot has been shortlisted for a Mollie Makes Handmade Award!

When I received the email to tell me, I was cooking Bailey’s dinner and I jumped around the kitchen giggling in disbelief. I had to read the email another three times for the news to properly sink in.

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March in the Making

Making March v3

March is going to be all about Making, yes and that is making with a capital M here at Geoffrey & Grace HQ. I have finally decided on some of the things I am going to focus on creating, for what will hopefully be a busy summer down at Margot.

I need to get organised and efficient with my making process, without taking the fun and creativity out of it.

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