Small Business Appreciation – Clara’s Folding Book Art

Yippee ! It’s Clara & Paul’s wedding day today and as you are reading this I am already photographing the bridal prep! I have got to know Clara and Paul really well in the lead up to their wedding and I am just so excited for this day. Keep you eyes peeled for a few sneak peeks of their wedding day later tonight!

This is the third instalment in small business appreciation, I really like doing this because it shows talent of people who may not be seen by a large audience, and it’s a pat on the back for those who work so hard running their own business.

I had seen a few book folds and thought they looked nice and wasn’t too bothered. Then Clara invited me to like her Facebook Page and I saw some of her designs – they are amazing! I wouldn’t be surprised if she could book fold almost anything that you ask her to. Here are some examples:


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Small Business Appreciation – Crafty Carrie

I have seen this on a few blogs now, and I rely very heavily on other small businesses for many things, from personal purchases such as ornaments and hair accessories, to logos and business buys. I want to start showing my appreciation for the other small businesses that I use and that inspire me. I am starting off with someone who I see quite a lot of on Facebook, and I LOVE seeing her new makes, I also bought a fairy from her at Christmas for the tree which was beautiful!

Crafty Carrie 


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A baby shower and a bear hat

Yesterday was my friend Coral’s baby shower and it was great fun. We have been looking forward to this for weeks and really enjoyed looking a little outfits for the baby and gifts to get her. I was particularly excited as I had been working away crocheting a little set for the baby, a blanket, mittens, a hat and little booties. I have been so impatient to show her but wanted to wait until the day to give it to her. Another reason I am excited about this is because I have a baby bump shoot with Coral tomorrow! It will be my first shoot of that type for over 3 years and it is very special to me as Coral is the first one of use to have a baby. I feel honoured that she chose me to photograph this special time in her life.

At the baby shower we played lots of games and ate lots of nibbles. Coral received lots of lovely presents and some very useful things to help her out with the baby. Her and her partner were both extremely pleased with my crochet gifts and it really made my day!

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Check back next week to see my images from the baby bump shoot!


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