It's been just over a week since we launched UNDERGROUND, our new online community space away from the hustle and bustle (fake news, outrage, adverts, algorithms) of mainstream social media and so far, it's everything I had hoped it to be
We're discussing colour combinations, music and podcasts, what we're making,
worst birthday presents (it was Haydn's birthday this week and we ate all the cake) and so much more. And what is also great is seeing names pop up that I've never seen before alongside those that have been loyal Countess Ablaze followers for years.
In a world full of chaos, we are taking inspiration from the album title by IDLES, ‘Joy as an Act of Resistance.’ I don't know about you but I just need somewhere calmer where I can talk with fellow crafters and feel a sense of normalcy, even if that is only small.
It's a very relaxed group and the main thing we ask for is that you leave your social media baggage at the door. We all have it; I could rant for hours about it, but we're creating a new space away from that. I have the Squad reminding me to pipe down when my ranting starts. I think with the mayhem of this year, we're all collectively raising our blood pressure!
We've got a sale on our popular Blind Dates mystery bags. We sold out on Tuesday and have spent yesterday dyeing a whole lot more.
We have new retailers! You can find out where they are on the website.
Until next week! Stay safe and stay… alert!