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March Meet The Maker 2019

Handmade CommunityBecky Pearce

This March (like the last two) I’ve been taking part in an instagram challenge called March Meet The Maker.

I’m not sure how many people are actively into using Instagram, I know lots of my friends don’t have it - or only have it because their kids do! But in the creative and maker world it seems to be a really popular social media platform (all the lovely pictures I guess!) , and the March Meet the Maker challenge is kind of a big deal.

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It was set up by Joanne Hawker in 2016, and basically each day throughout March there are prompts for the “makers” of this world to post onto instagram.

But as Joanne says

“it's more than just a challenge, it's a creative community that comes together to show people what they can do. It's about building each other up, making new connections, telling your small business story, growing your confidence (and Instagram following) and most importantly, it's about putting yourself out there. “

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It’s really fun to take part in, and you really do get a sense of the wider community of makers, all out there, doing what they love. If you’re a maker do pop along and join in, but even if you’re not, I’m pretty sure if you’re here looking at my blog you’re interested in handmade goodness, and there’s plenty of it going on this month. Just search for the hashtag #marchmeetthemaker and find some wonderful, new talented folk out there.

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March Meet The Maker - Instagram Challenge

Handmade CommunityBecky Pearce

I'm currently taking part in the intagram challenge that Joanne Hawker has set up. Joanne has her own business (www.joannehawker.co.uk) selling the gorgeous cards, prints, enamel pins she designs, but she also champions the handmade community with the #MarchMeetTheMaker challenge over on instagram. 

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It's so fun to be joining in with other makers, and finding out a bit more about them. My instagram feed had really started to be just pictures of my finished jewellery, and I know I'm always more interested in the person behind the makes, rather than JUST the makes, so this challenge is a great way to get me more into doing on my own instagram what I look for in others. 

If you'd like to see more makers and what they're getting up to just pop along to instagram and search for the hashtag #MarchMeetTheMaker  - there are so many great new small businesses and people to meet. 

If you'd like to get involved yourself (and you don't need to be a business) just pop along to @joannehawker on insta, and find the daily prompt sheet. Each day of the March will have it's own little prompt for you to post about. Today's prompt was "Workspace" so my picture was my not very tidy bench....

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It's all very friendly, everyone can get involved and a hashtag that keeps getting added to the list is #communityovercompetition. YES! Love that. Such a great community to be a part of. Come and join in :-) 

OOoh and yes, I should probably mention that you can find me over on instagram at @beckypearcedesigns 

 

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