at , Coventry, CV2 3DT United Kingdom
The Paper Maid, creating whimsical and intricate papercuts for you and your home. Partial to a bit of geekery.
My name is Charlotte and I've always been the 'arts & crafts' type of person. Pair that along with a love for anything handmade, whimsical or retro (with a bit of geekery too of course), it's a wonder that I didn't start papercutting sooner. After a friend of my partners mother gave her a starter kit as a gift, I found myself fascinated at all the different types of papercutting and artists there were that I'd found. Two cups of hot chocolate and a gingerbread man later, (not to mention copious amounts of pinning on Pinterest), I was officially hooked. It wasn't until one winters evening, with a hot chocolate to hand, that I decided to rummage through the kitchen drawers for a craft knife and have a go myself. Sitting down with the dog at my feet, I began to cut anything that came to mind as I quickly fell in love with how easy it was to carve something beautiful out of something as everyday and ordinary as paper. That was my lightbulb moment. Since then I have only designed and hand cut papercuts for family and friends who have all loved how personal and intricate their piece was. From lyrics and quotes to baby names and family trees, all were designed specifically for that person; from the colour scheme to the type of frame they wanted, it was all their choice. Aside from papercutting and doing freelance design work in my spare time, I worked in retail full time. The people I worked with were amazing, but I found myself yearning for something more fulfilling from life. What I wanted, was to be able to make something that I can call my own and be proud of; to work for myself doing something that I truly love doing, and papercutting and crafts is who I am. Which is when The Paper Maid was born. So this is me, a 20 year old paper hoarder, making the most out of her one wild and precious life. Stick around why don't ya? :)
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Well that's my deliveries sorted for today, time to print off and get cracking on some more orders but first....I think I need to dry off. I'm soaked through! Is anyone else out in this horrible weather today?
Is everyone in the Christmas spirit yet?! I've still got spaces in my diary for Christmas orders, so get in touch as quick as you can to get yours! No size is too big or too small and no design can't be done :) Inbox me for further details about prices and ideas! :)
Quick run to Hobbycraft today and then to mount and frame some cuts then to, (yes you guessed it), get on with some more cutting! Pictures hopefully to come soon! :)
Working today on finishing up part 2 of the lovely Miss Wallace's 4 part order! If you haven't already, then make sure to get in touch about ordering a personalised gift for that special someone for christmas. Not long to go now before we all start getting the Christmas tunes out! :)
Hey guys, just want to get some ideas from you all. I'm going to be making christmas cards with quotes on, but would like to know if you'd all rather see more funny cards or sweet ones? Leave your opinion below! :)
First attempt at making candles is a go! Out of interest, would people be interested in candles if I started to make and sell them? Obviously they would look and smell beautiful ;)