I’m Still Alive!


Apologies for going all quiet on you. Hopefully this image will give you an idea how I’m spending weekends at the moment! We’re doing two rooms at once and there is so much to do. Work is also mad at the moment and I’m a walking zombie when not at work midweek. I have managed a little crafting, but as it’s for swaps I can’t really share yet. Sorry! If you want to keep up to date with what I’m doing either follow me on twitter (@MrsMMakes) or my Facebook page ( I am there far more regularly than here at the moment! Take care all!


Mrs M Makes is expanding her horizons…

Just over 6 months ago I was sat on a train heading down to St Ives for the Easter weekend. I was reading a magazine that had an article on blogging during the journey and when I wasn’t reading I was cross stitching a card for friends who were moving house the same weekend. I had recently finished some Keep Calm and… pieces for another friend and got to thinking how easy it would be, in time, to forget about makes as I give some away. Then I had a brainwave and Mrs M Makes was born!

This blog was started as a log of everything I make (after all, blog is an abbreviation of web log!). I doubted anyone would read it, and in someways it didn’t matter as it would be a sort of record card! I had photos of most things I had made since getting my current phone, which I got only weeks after getting back from honeymoon, so I backdated the makes to the start of my life as Mrs M. Initially only people I knew visited my blog, as I advertised it on my Facebook page, but a lot of them weren’t interested in my attempts at being creative. However, slowly, people started following me and now people from literally all around the world visit my little blog. Thanks for coming!

It is amazing how in this modern day you can connect with, and feel inspired by, people from all over the world. Whilst some of my friends are a bit crafty, that is the exception rather than the rule. My sister-in-law really couldn’t see why I got a bit excited when I found a button shop! I’m sure that most people reading this would also be wanting to dive in.

I’m really pleased I started blogging, and don’t worry, I’m not stopping my crafty adventures! This week I have expanded Mrs M Makes further in to the world of the world wide web. I am now on twitter (@mrsmmakes) and tonight I joined Facebook properly. I can now also be found at Pop over and like me!

Thank you for all your support!


Those observant readers will notice I have a new widget on the right hand side of my blog. Others of you will figure out my announcement from this post title…

Mrs M Makes is now on twitter! Follow me on @mrsmmakes

I will use twitter to post more regular updates as to what crafty things I’m up to. You can expect snapshots and I will share crafty inspiration and links to posts on other blogs that you may be interested in.

Mrs M Makes is following a few people at the moment. Locally to Reading, I follow @makeanddoltd in Reading who run fab crafty workshops and @darnitandstitch which is a gorgeous little haberdashery in Oxford. I also follow some crafty magazines such as @molliemakes, @craftsbeautiful, @cardshq and @WOXScrossstitch.

Who else should I follow? Please comment to give recommendations  inc twitter usernames if possible.

See you over on twitter!