How to start off a new blog? That’s always a tricky one. But I guess a little about me and what I want this blog to be about would be a good place to begin…
I’m Lucy, I live and work near Manchester, UK. By day I work in digital marketing for a small business and in my spare time I run the handmade business and blog Fi & Me with my sister Fiona.
I love writing, sewing, design, dressmaking and collecting vintage. I’m also into health and wellbeing, so can often be found running and practicing yoga, or writing about running and yoga. And I am constantly on a mission to improve my photography skills.
So why do I want another blog when I have all that going on, you might ask. For a while, I’ve been trying to work out what path I want to take creatively. I LOVE designing and making cute things for Fi & Me, but I am also massively passionate about vintage clothes too.
It’s not just the way they look or the fact that they’re unique, but that I truly believe they’re (along with ressurecting handmade and dressmaking skills) is a sustainable fashion choice. Of course, this works well with Fi & Me because we’re all about creating an ethical business, and handmade and vintage do sit very nicely together.
But what I really want to create is a space that I can dedicate to and really share my love of vintage, handmade fashion and styling, and also where I can hopefully inspire people to look at fashion a little bit differently by sharing sewing and dressmaking skills. As well as vintage styling and beauty tips, and guides to buying vintage.
My love of vintage is such that I also have a dream/plan to start my own vintage shop, so watch this space. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy my ramblings!