Five minutes with The Messy Brunette

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Today we’re finding out about craft blogger and Etsy shop owner, Maura aka The Messy Brunette.

Hi there, Maura! Can you tell all of us at Simple Stylish Makes a little bit about yourself?

Well hello! I’m Maura, wife to one and mum to 2 little boys.  I am an Irish blogger and crafter.  I have recently braved opening my online store through Etsy. Still finding my feet but loving it.  I love all types of craft & I love trying out new stuff too.  I am self-taught so every day I craft is an adventure!

When did you start designing/making?

I suppose I have always liked dabbling in making and designing things from a young age but it’s only in the past few years that I decided to get serious about it.  I worked in office environments for years, which can be draining on the soul but I always made sure I printed the best-looking reports.

What do you love about designing/making?

The whole process can be daunting at first so I tend to sit and doodle what I’m thinking and go from there.  Sometimes a project goes great from the get go and I love that when the idea in your head works out. Plus, it’s a real bonus when someone loves what you make and they come back for more.

Can you share any top designing/making tips?

Be patient, although that is not a strong point of mine, ha!  But if a project doesn’t work out, stop, leave it alone for a while and then try again with fresh eyes and loads of coffee!  Learn from others and reach out, most people are only willing to help.

When you’re not designing/making, what do you like to do?

I like running and find it’s a great way to get rid of any stress, oh and reading, I love books of any kind and usually this goes hand in hand with some dark chocolate.

Thanks so much, Maura! It’s been fab hearing about your crafty world!

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