I'm Jules – a crafter of over 30 years, and a seller of my crafts, of all sorts - both online and off - for 20 or so of those years.
I strive for a simple existence, and live in the beautiful Devonshire countryside, surrounded by fields and nature. I spend my days home-educating my 3 youngest children, and conversing with our ever growing animal flock – chickens, runner ducks, a goat, a dog, cats, rabbits. and a very talkative Budgie called Harley.
I set up Growing Handmade because I know what a difference being able to make money from selling my makes has made to myself and my family - both in confidence and self-esteem, and financially. I was heartbroken when I began to struggle with finger mobility issues and painful hand movements, as I knew that my full-time crafting days were over. The thought of leaving the crafting community was devastating, as it had been my life for so long and opened up so many doors of opportunity - from being featured in magazines to being brand reps for some amazing craft retailers, being a mod on a well known forum, through to building up a very popular blog. I realised that I had an awful lot of handmade business knowledge to share, and as I love to help others achieve their wins and succeed, it was a no brainer to set something up that would allow me to do just that.
I made a conscious decision to keep the price as low as possible (just £5 per month), so that I could help as many people as possible. The price isn't because it is low in value but because I am determined to ensure that no-one misses out on the help they need because the cost is too high. With a resource library filled with tutorials and printables, weekly live mindset and motivation chats, monthly planning sessions, accountability posts, monthly events, business shout outs and a member's directory, there is a whole lot of value in that £5 a month fee.
I am absolutely living my dream life right now - I would love to help you to do the same.
Love Jules x