If you’re following along on Instagram then you’ll have seen that during March I took part in an Instagram challenge called #MarchMeetTheMaker run by Joanne Hawker, a freelance designer and illustrator. It was really fun seeing everyone else’s creative posts and being able to find loads of cool designers, illustrators and creatives on Instagram that I otherwise wouldn’t have discovered. I thought I’d do a quick round up of all my posts for the month in case you missed it!
Day 1: Brand image
The Paper Cafe logo
Day 2: You
Always loved a bit of painting! (I’m in the blue)
Day 3: Workspace
A little corner of my desk
Day 4: Tools
Some of the most used and loved things on my desk
Day 5: Can’t live without
I love this sign – reminds me that my Christian faith is the most important thing
Day 6: Raw materials
I couldn’t call my business Paper Cafe if I didn’t really love paper could I?!
Day 7: How and why?
My degree course gave me a massive love of typography and anything to do with letters and typefaces!
Day 8: Where?
Southampton! I used to work in the Design Chapel which you can just see through the gates in the Old Cemetery
Day 9: Goals
My goal for this year is to grow Paper Cafe into a sustainable business and find my niche in the freelance graphic design world!
Day 10: Favourite small business
I chose Rose & Berry Flowers, The Oak and the Owl, and Florist At The Station
Day 11: Post run
Love seeing little signs of spring on the way to the post office
Day 13: Feedback
Always so humbled whenever one of my lovely clients takes the time to send me a review!
Day 14: Creative friends
The wonderful #typofamily from the University of Reading
Day 15: Inspiration
Spring inspiration from my lunchtime walk
Day 16: Time to relax
I love the sea!
Day 17: Photography
Trying to improve my photography game this year
Day 18: Shelfie
My fav shelf in my studio
Day 19: Helper
My husband – he’s amazing!
Day 20: Sketchbook
My favourite sketchbook – full of teddies, birds, flowers and beach scenes!
Day 21: Work clothes
Anyone else find that their wardrobe consists of almost entirely stripy clothes?!
Day 22: Best seller
These lovely Christmas cards were so popular last year
Day 24: Milestone
Celebrating 6 months of Paper Cafe!
Day 25: Packaging
Lots of Paper Cafe goodies ready to post
Day 26: Colour/texture
Love the colours on my new notebooks
Day 27: Routine
I am definitely a morning person!
Day 28: Organised
Basically a whole load of lists are the only hope I have of being vaguely organised
Day 29: In action
Working away in my studio
Day 30: Books or blogs
May have rearranged my bookshelves into a rainbow specifically for this photo!
Day 31: Customers
My customers are the best! This week I celebrated my 50th Etsy sale, yay!
I loved the challenge of having to post something to do with a specific theme each day (although I did miss a couple of days…oops!) and have enjoyed seeing my Instagram style evolve a bit along the way. If you’re not already, why not give me a follow to keep up to date with the latest Paper Cafe news? 🙂