Hi. I am Melissa Lawrence, the founder and owner of Melissa Lawrence Designs. As a crafter and designer, I am at my most content when I am creating beautiful things that are perfect for both giving and receiving, so 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 have 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 the Create and Craft channel (http://www.createandcraft.com) 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 am 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.