Hi. I'm Melissa Lawrence, the founder and owner of Melissa Lawrence Designs. As a crafter and designer, I'm at my most content when I'm creating beautiful things that are perfect for both giving and receiving. I started Melissa Lawrence Designs in 2012 as a way of sharing my unique handmade products in both the virtual and the real world.
I've been crafting in one form or another for as long as I can remember, starting with the famous 'Blue Peter makes' in the 1960s and 1970s. Although my early interest was in knitting and crochet, I quickly moved on to papercrafting, particularly quilling (paper filigree) which I enjoyed doing for many years until it became a bit too trying on the eyes to do regularly.
A few years ago, while channel-hopping with the remote control, I came across Create and Craft TV and it was there that I discovered digital crafting and in particular digital scrapbooking. This opened up a whole new world to me as I'd always felt hampered by the fact that I can't draw. Suddenly I had all this amazing artwork at my fingertips. As a result, I now feel able to call myself a designer as well as a crafter because much of my work incorporates my digital designs, many of which are taken from my own photographs, artwork and craftwork.
I'm more than happy to take commissions for craft projects or to contribute to the crafting industry in any way that I can on a "freelance" basis. Please get in touch via the Contact page if you would like to discuss any requirements that you may have.
What started out as a childhood hobby seems to have become my new career and I'm delighted to welcome you to the Melissa Lawrence Designs website. I hope you enjoy your visit.