Monday, 23 August 2010


Hi and  welcome to my very first blog post!
I thought for my first post I would give a little background of myself.
I have been a creative person all my life, I think I was about 10 when I decided the dream job for me was a Botanical Illustrator at Kew gardens (after seeing it on tv).  I went to Art college and went down the channels of following this dream to realise I could not specialise in Illustration until my 3rd and final year! So instead of spending 2 years doing what I didn't want to, I chose the path of Fashion and textiles and later Interior Design.  After giving up a career in Interior design I opened a craft and dollshouse retail shop in Devon ( from 2003-2005).  I sold alot of my own handmade cards and gifts as well as arts and crafts materials.

In 2005 I gave birth to my beautiful daughter and the crafting life was put on hold.  For the last 5 years I have been busy like all of us being a Mummy, wife, house keeper, business woman (my husband and I run our own business from home) and yet being busy with all of that, there was still something missing - I had to start being creative again.  With much encouragement from my husband I have started to take my crafting serious again and I wish and welcome you to follow me on my creative journey.  I am selling my handmade cards, gift and all other creative items on e-bay (under elfcrafts1) and you are more than welcome to join my facebook page (link on the right).

I have made many cards for family over the years but unfortunately can only find 1 photographed!

My latest love is cross stitch and here are my first 2 completed profjects

I would like to thank you for looking at my blog and taking the time to find out about me!  If you like what you see then please call back again as I will be making regular posts about what is happening in my new crafting life.......

Love Em x


Julia said...

Hello Emma!

Nice to have you in Blogland at last, what a lovely first post, just spent the last few minutes Oohing and Aahing at your shop pics, my goodness how did you sell anything? I would have been too busy testing everything out or taking it home haha!!

Looking forward to following your journey, so happy you have finally found some space for your crafting again too!

Much love
Julia x x x

::cupcakesandbiscuits:: said...

Welcome to the land of blogging!
Hope you enjoy it!
Love your cross stitch and here's to crafting!!
Ali xx

Elfcrafts said...

Hi Julia and Ali
Thank you both for your kind welcome and thank you for following my blog Em xx

julie said...

hi Emma i love your toppers i will often pop by to look at your beautiful designs

julie x