I love my job.
I've spent the last couple of days in Chesterfield visiting the Crafters Companion store - which, may I add, is absolutely lovely. Debbie and the girls are so helpful - they really did look after me. The store is really pretty....and there's a Dobbies, Holland and Barrett and more! What more can you ask for.
That's all brilliant, but the best bit about my job is, of course, the wonderful people I meet. I did 4 make and takes each day, which is pretty hard work, I won't lie - but it is so incredibly rewarding it's worth every second.
Working on craft TV can sometimes be snubbed by people - in fact some people are quite disparaging about it, but what do they know! I get to meet the viewers. I get to see, and hear, just how much people love us sharing all the techniques, and learning how to use the products. Craft is such an amazing tonic. It's escapism. It helps you relax. It is mindfulness. To look at something you have created and feel proud, is a brilliant feeling. Meeting new people with the same interests. And, lets face it, keeping our brains ticking by continuing to learn and enjoy ourselves.....these are just a few reasons why crafting is so rewarding. And the TV makes it so accessible to so many people.
I'm lucky though, because TV is only part of my job. I am a crafter first and foremost, so to share the things I have learnt is an absolute pleasure. I feel so privileged that I am part of something that actually brings happiness to peoples lives.
I've come home, a little sleepy, but very happy.....can you tell :)
Now, I just need someone at home who can cook a really nice vegan meal and have the bath run for me....the hairy kids don't seem to have mastered either as yet. Although, they are the masters of unconditional love and cuddles :)
I didn't take as many photo's as I should have, but I wanted to share just a few. Can I say, a special hello to Flo, what an absolute joy to meet you. You are such an inspiration xxxxx
Thank you everyone who joined me...I can't wait to do it all again :)