What's Inspiring Me Lately #2

What's Inspiring Me Lately #2

Do you ever end up bookmarking links, making notes of things to read, storing up shows to watch on TV, and compiling a podcast list it’ll take you weeks to get through? Yeah, me too.

So I’ve decided to start sharing the things I find here - the people that are inspiring me, articles, audios or videos giving me things to think about, or stuff that I just plain love and think you will too.

How I'm using the Moments Journal in 2019

How I'm using the Moments Journal in 2019

It’s very nearly a year since I first had the idea for the Moments Journal, and a few months now since it’s been out in the world and being used by people who bought copies through supporting my Kickstarter campaign (thank you! - I can’t keep saying that enough!), so I thought it was time for a bit of an update.

What's Inspiring Me Lately

What's Inspiring Me Lately

Do you ever end up bookmarking links, making notes of things to read, storing up shows to watch on TV, and compiling a podcast list it’ll take you weeks to get through? Yeah, me too. And I’ve been thinking for a while about how I could find a useful way to start bringing some of them together to share with you.

So I’m going to do it here. In a new series for the blog where I’ll pull together on a regular basis a selection of the things and people that are inspiring me, giving me things to think about, or that I just plain love and think you will too.

Review: Craftiosity Macrame Plant Hanger Kit

Review: Craftiosity Macrame Plant Hanger Kit

I haven’t done a crafty post in a while, so I thought it was about time I rectified that situation!

Last September at the Handmade Fair I met Moira Fuller who runs Craftiosity - a craft kit subscription service - and loved some of the different projects she had on display that had been made using the different monthly kits. Although I’m not really in a position to commit to a new box every month - there just aren’t enough hours free for all the different crafts I want to try! - the Craftiosity Christmas shop provided the perfect opportunity to purchase a single kit to try.

I eventually got round to opening the box at the end of January (I mentioned the not enough time thing. right?) and was absolutely delighted with the contents and what I’ve manged to make from them!

Discovering Moments that Matter

Discovering Moments that Matter

Hello! How are you? I feel like I’m still getting my blogging mojo back after the Christmas break - we’re now in February and I’m beginning to get back into the swing of things! Do you struggle with motivation and energy and motivation at this time of year? I think it’s pretty normal to be honest, after all it’s winter, daylight hours are short, the weather can be grim, and we’d much rather be hibernating. Still, it’s good to take some time to recharge our batteries, and not rush headlong into big plans that will burn us out before spring.

On that note, I want to share a bit about how I’ve been focusing on what matters to me, identifying the kinds of moments I want to have more of, and let you know about a way I can help you to do the same.

Life Lessons from Knitting

Life Lessons from Knitting

Today I wanted to share with you a piece I wrote for Knitting magazine that featured in the December 2018 issue (No.188) - and although it’s the craft of knitting that has taught me many things, I believe the lessons learned are applicable on a much wider scale!

What I learned from running a Kickstarter campaign

What I learned from running a Kickstarter campaign

Now that the initial launch of the Moments Journal is over, and all the pre-ordered copies are in the hands of people all over the world, it seems like a good time to reflect on the Kickstarter campaign, the experience of running it and the lessons I’ve learned.

Work Like a Woman Day

Work Like a Woman Day

Hello! How’re things going? Hit the Christmas panic yet? Yeah, me too.

Let’s not think about that for now though, instead I want to tell you about a brilliant event I attended last month - Work Like a Woman Day, hosted by the Business & IP Centre at the British Library in London.