The YAY Makers: Joanne Hawker July Box

I think the best kind of blog posts are the ones you don’t plan, they just land on your doorstep (literally). This is what happened the other day when I came home to find my favourite monthly mail had arrived. Yaaas, you guessed it (from the title obvs) but it’s time again to share the goodies from The YAY Makers: July Box. This one is extra special as it is a takeover by the brilliantly talented Joanne Hawker – yaaay!

Who are The YAY Makers? The YAY Makers love teaming up with inspirational Indie artists to accessorise your life with colour and motivate you to get creative. Each box contains limited-edition products from talented makers, creators and designers from across the world. Go sign up and put some YAY in your day!

You know it’s gonna be a happy day when you see one of these boxes of joy awaiting you…

Before we jump into the takeover box, check out the monthly featured pin artist: Luke John Matthew Arnold. Luke describes himself as a name hog (haha!) and a multi-disciplinary visual artist and illustrator. His work is bright, bold, colourful and funny – what more could you possibly want?! This pin is pretty cool, yas? You can follow Luke on Insta and Facebook to keep up to date with all the cheeky designs!

Who is Joanne Hawker? Joanne is a designer & illustrator from Somerset who is a lover of stripes, tea, all things yellow, imaginary Frenchies called Frank and denim dungarees. She makes a range of fab products like special occasion greetings cards, prints, pins and bags – expect lots of bright colours and cute lettering!

I have followed Joanne on Insta for a while now, and her posts always stop me in my scrolling-tracks and catch my eye. In fact, one of Joanne’s enamel pins: ‘Courage Potion’ appeared on my blog last year in Pretty Pastel Pins (ya know, back in the day when I had money to spend on pins – hah). So as I was already familiar with Joanne’s creativity, I just knew this was gonna be an awesome box…

This is pretty much my whole life summed up in one badge, hehehe!

Motivational postcards are my fave. I am slowly trying to cover my walls in inspiration, so bright colourful additions like these are most welcome. After all, we all need that reminder to just believe in ourselves <3

“Don’t be afraid to try” – wise words and awesomely bright colours!

LET’S DO THIS! okaaaay?

I love love love this bright and cheerful to-do this! I love that it has space for ‘bonus tasks’ for when you are feeling in an especially productive mood. Plus it’s yellow and motivational, so win win! Also comes with a clever ideas stick (aka pencil) to jot down those all important tasks and brainwaves.

This is one cool door sign designed for creatives. You can switch it around depending on your creativity levels… right now the creative genius at work (full on blog mode), tomorrow, who knows! Watch this space.

Everything in this box is so bold, bright, colourful and brilliantly designed. If you like what you see here, why not head over to Joanne’s shop and see what other fabulous goodies you can find. I really loved each item in this month’s box and it’s definitely added a splash of colour and happy to my space.

You can keep up to date with Joanne’s latest creations on: Insta / Twitter / Facebook.

The YAY Makers enable us to discover awesome creators and find our new favourite shops. If you are interested in signing up for their subscription boxes, click here and let the creativity come to your doorstep each month. You can also catch sneak peeks of their goodies over on Instagram too!

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