Life and Outings

Thursday Three – Edition One

Over the years I’ve made many attempts at having some regular features to mainly train myself to consistently blog more. There have been sporadic ones like ‘stop pinning, start doing’, project type ones like ‘Stashbusting 2014’, and the downright silly which was when I came up with a topic a day which lasted all of a week; think Menu Monday, Fabric Friday etc. One that haunts me the most is when I would make a weekly colour themed photo mosaic of inspiring crafts from Flickr… those images are still being pinned despite the actual posts (and all the photo credits :/) being long gone in one of my great blog tidy ups.

I’ve been revisiting a lot of my old content (both live, and archived) lately looking for ideas for regular posts. I used to take part in a meme called Thursday Thirteen way back in 2005/6. Every Thursday you would list thirteen things on the theme they’ve given you. I loved that meme and had a blog just for my lists. I’ve decided to run with that, but reduce the list to the more manageable three. So in essence, yep, this will be a good old weekly link post and if you read through all my waffle to establish this, congratulations. I always avoided them because a lot of the blogs I read do them but lately I’ve realised that while lots of people do weekly link lists, they’re all so different because of each bloggers personality.

Welcome to Edition One of Thursday Three


This week’s Thursday Three is all about printables given we know how much I love making those.

1.  Ever wanted to create printables but don’t know where to start? Have a read of this excellent article by Elegance and Enchantment.

2. Need free fonts that are ok for commercial use? I get a lot of mine from Font Squirrel. If you’re looking for paid fonts for the extra wow factor, there are some really lovely ones available at Creative Market.

3. Looking for something to print?  If organisation is your intent have a look at the huge amount of printables Mique from 30 Handmade Days has for you. If you’re after something bright and colourful for the kids you must have a look at the free printables on the Mr P site and be prepared to use up all your ink.  I’ve also curated a lot of random printables on my Pinterest Printables board over the years.

Do you offer printables on your site? Why not add yourself to my link up?

A word of caution when it comes to creating printables. Sites such as Creative Market sell lovely graphics such as the floral ones on this website, however you can’t always use those for free printables. I’ve asked several designers if I can use their graphics for freebies, but they have said no, the license doesn’t cover freebies and is intended more for websites, and pre-printed items you sell, such as invitations. Also note that many graphics are for use in a single project. Do your research before assuming that just because you bought it, you can use it.






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