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Catch Up // March Meet the Maker

Catch Up // March Meet the Maker

In case you missed it March Meet the Maker was a fab Instagram challenge set by the lovely Joanne Hawker. Each day for the whole of March there was a prompt related to running a creative business. The idea was that by sharing all these images and captions our Instagram feeds would tell the story behind our businesses. Prompts ranged... View more
Getting Organised // Social Media Planning

Getting Organised // Social Media Planning

Recently I've been struggling to feel motivated with social media. Between Facebook ads becoming even more unaffordable and Instagram announcing it's no longer going to have a chronological feed it feels like fighting a losing battle. Trying to develop content with the thought that nobody will actually see it definitely makes it difficult to find time to dedicate every day.... View more
Getting Organised // Desktop Organiser

Getting Organised // Desktop Organiser

Last year we wrote a series of Getting Organised posts in January (which included free planner downloads). These were some of our most popular posts of all time and I've been meaning to add more to the series but not had a chance until now! This year we've felt a bit underprepared as starting the year with a trade show... View more
Photo a Day // February Catch Up

Photo a Day // February Catch Up

A little later than planned but here's my Photo a Day catch up from February! It was a busy month with a lot of time spent with friends and family, I celebrated my 24th Birthday and we did some wedding planning (and won our wedding cake!).    I missed a few days of prompts in February and was originally feeling... View more
A Million Uses for Mugs # 1

A Million Uses for Mugs # 1

For the first in our new series "A Million Uses for Mugs" we thought it was perfect timing for a Mother's Day idea! What better treat for Mum than a lie in followed by breakfast in bed? How about making her tea in a mug which she can treasure forever! Finish with a ribbon, some chocolates and some flowers to... View more
Stockist Spotlight // The Treasured

Stockist Spotlight // The Treasured

The Treasured became a JillyJilly stockist late last year. Today on the blog we get to know the lovely Laura who runs the cute online shop! Can you tell us the story behind The Treasured? I’ve always loved supporting small creative businesses – they each offer something unique and beautiful – but I began to struggle to find what I... View more
Photo a Day // January Catch Up

Photo a Day // January Catch Up

This year I decided to set myself two challenges; to learn how to sew and to enjoy photography again. David thinks I should have a hobby which isn't work (but work is fun when it's running JillyJilly). Anyway, the photography goal brought me back to the Fat Mum Slim Photo a Day project which (if you've been following us for... View more
Gift List // Christmas Goodies

Gift List // Christmas Goodies

Happy new year! Our poor blog has been so neglected over the festive period. One of these years I'll actually meet my goal of writing 52 posts... maybe it'll even be this year. We're finally getting on top of things after taking a break to recharge after the madness of making all your Christmas orders. Our next trade fair is... View more