Creative Q&A: Alauna Whelan

Creative Q&A: Alauna Whelan

Hello everyone! Today is a chance to meet another of my creative online friends - this time is the beautiful Alauna Whelan. Alauna and I have been online friends for several years now, connecting via Facebook business groups, and Instagram where she shares her stunning jewellery creations. I'll let her tell you more about herself and her creative life...

How the Moments Journal Works

How the Moments Journal Works

Thank you to everyone who's read the introductory post about the Moments Journal, I'm now more than three months in to using it myself, and today I'm excited to share more with you about what the process looks like for me, and what I'll be including in the version that I'm working on to bring to you.

My Moments Journal

My Moments Journal

I’ve always had a tricky relationship with journalling. I’m really good at keeping a daily diary of what I’ve been doing, I’ve done it for years as a memory record to look back on. But although I often feel like I want to keep a long-form journal – the kind where I can write for pages and pages about whatever’s on my mind – I find I tend to default to rumination in this format and will go round and round in circles with my problems and frustrations but never really find any answers…

Creative Q&A: Kate Harvey / Grace & Flora

Creative Q&A: Kate Harvey / Grace & Flora

Hello everyone! Today is a chance to meet another of my creative online friends - the very lovely Kate of Grace & Flora. Kate and I first got to know each other via Instagram, but have since met in person a couple of times at events where she was selling her gorgeous jewellery. I'll let her tell you more about herself and her creative life...

In Response: Labels I Have Worn

In Response: Labels I Have Worn

Hello! How are you? How are things in your life? I feel like there's been loads going on in mine recently and I'm probably overdue giving you an update on what's happened and what's coming up, but that may turn into a fairly epic post, so I'll save it for another day.

Instead, today I've picked another magazine article that sparked some thinking for me and I wanted to share it with you.

Creative Q&A: Clare Albans / Hello! Hooray!

Creative Q&A: Clare Albans / Hello! Hooray!

Hello everyone! Today is a chance to meet another of my creative online friends - the lovely Clare of Hello! Hooray! Clare and I have connected over our mutual love of rainbow colours, and her gorgeous embroidery and hoop art. I'll let her tell you more about herself and her creative life...

In Response: On Children's Literature

In Response: On Children's Literature

I’m a big reader. Books, magazines, fiction, non-fiction, fantasy, adventure, romance, self-development, spirituality, biography, history, gardening, recipes, the dictionary…you name it, I’ll probably read it at some point.

One of my favourite treats is to read a few pages of a magazine while I’m having my breakfast, and I subscribe to a few different ones to cater to my varied interests. Without fail there will be at least one article (and probably several) in each one that sparks something and gets me thinking, or gives me inspiration or new ideas, or that I want to have my own say about the issues discussed.

So I thought I’d do just that, here, to share my thoughts and to get you involved in the conversation too.

Creative Q&A: Charlie Mankin / Stitchsperation

Creative Q&A: Charlie Mankin / Stitchsperation

Hello everyone! Today is the second Q&A interview with one of my favourite creatives. I'd love to introduce you to Charlie - another friend I've made via the wonder of Instagram, and also had the absolute delight of meeting in person at the Spring Knitting & Stitching Show where she had a stand - and completely smashed it with her gorgeously colourful creations!