Meet Vicky: Our new BThoughtful contributor
Another new face! Say hello to Vicky, the writer behind The Owl and Accordion. We sat down with her for a cup of tea and a quick chat. Here’s what happened…
Hi Vicky, great to have you on #BTHOUGHTFUL. Would you tell us a little about yourself?
Hi! I’m Vicky. I write the craft and lifestyle blog The Owl and Accordion, and also work as a freelance writer and maker. I spend my days dreaming up new crochet patterns, DIY tutorials and homeware hacks.
I live in Hampshire, on the South Coast of the UK with my husband and two children; we’re really lucky to live where we do, as it’s surrounded by towns, villages, the countryside and some beautiful beaches. When I’m not working, I love roaming about the woods and the beaches with my family, getting stuck into a good book or gardening.
And how would you describe your blog?
The Owl and the Accordion is a pretty varied mix of crafts, interiors, nature and outdoor adventures – it’s pretty much a log of everything I’m interested in and passionate about.
I also like to profile small businesses and showcase artists and makers; I’m a huge advocate of shopping locally and independently wherever possible.
What does living thoughtfully mean to you?
Living thoughtfully is about considering what kind of consequence your actions are going to have; from personal relationships to the environment, it’s about thinking what kind of impact you might make.
Why did you get into blogging, and what about it is it you love?
I started back in around 2011 after learning to crochet, and it was originally supposed to be somewhere that I could record my craft projects.
As the years have passed, my tastes have changed and my blog’s evolved into so much more; it’s become a place I can write about things that matter to me, somewhere I can test out ideas, and join in with the blogging community. I love everything about blogging; from learning how to improve my photography, to making loads of new friends. I’d advise anyone to have a go!
What can our readers look forward to from you?
I’m going to be coming up with some great upcycling and craft projects; anything from super-easy homewares to quick clothing hacks. They’ll all be simple, fun and affordable.
Want to see Vicky’s first tutorial? It’s this beautiful handmade hanging planter. Share some snaps with us if you try it – we’d love to see!