On my daily (or, ahem, several times daily) instagram trawl I happened upon the #marchmeetthemaker hashtag and thought it looked like a fun way for my followers (social media, not cult.. they already know me just fine ;) ) to get to know me better :).
The 'March Meet the Maker' idea was created by the very talented Joanne Hawker and you can find her adorable designs and illustrations here :).
Here is my Instagram Challenge, a week early to give you time to prepare! I’ve used the hashtag #MarchMeetTheMaker as this challenge is all about telling people the story of your business and allowing your customers to see and learn a little more about you and the process that goes into the beautiful things that you work so hard to create. The challenge kicks off on Tuesday 1st March 2016 and absolutely anyone can join in, in fact, the more the merrier! All you have to do is post a daily photo to Instagram relating to the prompt of that day and tag it with #MarchMeetTheMaker to take part. It’s that simple! I can’t wait to see what you post and learn a little more about you. Have fun! #instachallenge #instagramchallenge #business #businesschallenge #smallbusiness #meetthemaker #photoaday #photoadaychallenge #photoadaymarch
Looks good huh? :D So here is Day 1-3 of my 'March Meet the Maker', keep up to date with them throughout the month by following me on Instagram
All throughout March I will be taking part in the #marchmeetthemaker challenge, which should hopefully give you all some more insight into VelvetVolcano and what goes on behind the scenes :) So here we go! Day 1: Brand Image There are a LOT of variations of the VV logo including leopard and zebra print, watermelon and strawberry etc (which you can find stickers of on the website ;) ) but these 4 are the ones I use the most, in order of their evolution :). The heart symbol (if you hadn't realised ;) ) is very important at VV and when working on my logo with my very talented graphic designer sister I just knew it had to be included. I am still in love with it and thrilled with the result :).
Day 2 of #marchmeetthemaker - YOU! (not you, me! ;) ) Hey gals and ghouls, this is me in my many incarnations, surrounded by some of my favourite things (Buffy, The Hunger Games, Unicorns and Bioshock wouldn't quite fit ;) ) - leopard print, 'clashy' colours and fancy frames ^_^. My name is Tamsyn, I'm 26 years old and live with my other half Jason and our 2 furbabies in the beautiful (but temperamental, weather wise) land of Cornwall. I've been running VV now for just over 6 years and I have no plans of stopping (though my chronic illness has tried many a time to stop me) and my ideas keep on coming :). I love my job and I am hugely grateful to all my lovely customers and supporters for allowing me to continue on this journey. I would be truly lost without you and VV. Thank you! XOXO
I'm a little bit behind on the #marchmeetthemaker because my chronic illness decided to raise its ugly head and put me in bed for the last two days BUTTTTT I'm feeling a bit better again today so am going to catch up with day 3's topic - Workspace. This is my main desk and where I do most of my work (crystal encrusting, felt cutting, sewing, gluing, internet work, photo editing etc :) ). I have another desk that's about double the length which is used as the 'Packing Station' :) and it's pretty perfect for that. Hopefully one day it will become my sewing (machine) table as it's the perfect length and width for lonngggg lengths of fabric ^_^. But I'll need a sewing machine for that... ;).