The Art of Contentment + A Giveaway!

The Art of Contentment + A Giveaway!

One of the things I love most about spending time on social media is the community aspect - I’ve become part of a number of groups over the years, and they definitely help me to feel connected with others doing similar work to me, or those with similar interests or outlooks. I’ve also formed friendships with a number of individuals, and even though we may never meet in real life, I still treasure them as much as people I’ve known for years.

Moments from my Journal

Moments from my Journal

First of all, and with great delight, I’m utterly thrilled to share - if you haven’t seen me shouting about it all over social media already - that the Kickstarter campaign to launch the Moments Journal has been a success! Your support and pledges raised enough money to pass the funding target with time to spare, so the first print run of the journals is going ahead and I hope to have them winging their way around the world very soon!

Sewing: Sew Different Everyday Chic Dress

Sewing: Sew Different Everyday Chic Dress

Hello again! Goodness the weeks just keep whizzing past don’t they, I can hardly believe we’re at the end of November already!

Anyway, that aside, here’s another closer look at one of my relatively recent personal craft projects. I say relatively recent, but I think I actually finished this one back in September!

Knitting: Rainbow Chakra Jumper

Knitting: Rainbow Chakra Jumper

I’ve been so busy working on and talking about the Moments Journal recently that I haven’t shared any of my personal projects for ages. It’s actually been quite nice to keep these things to myself and have something to do that’s separate from my work and business, but I’ve shared a couple of photos on Instagram that got some really lovely reactions so I thought I’d talk about a couple in more detail here too.

How the Moments Journal has changed my life

How the Moments Journal has changed my life

Hello again! If you’ve been keeping up with these posts about Moments and the evolution of the Moments Journal then thank you - and if you haven’t you can catch up on what Moments are and why they matter in the two previous posts.

This time I want to let you in on how I use the journal, how it’s changed my life (no exaggeration), and why I think it works.

Why Moments Matter

Why Moments Matter

Continuing from last week’s post looking at what Moments are, this time I want to address the second part of the definition, which was that a Moment is something of significance or value.

I spoke recently on an Instagram post about how memories seem to work - we very rarely remember whole days, but instead recall moments, which must mean that there was something important enough for us to take notice and store them. They must resonate with something about our outlook or beliefs for them to register with our conscious mind and our senses.

What are Moments?

What are Moments?

After I posted the progress update on the Moments Journal project a couple of weeks ago, I realised that I was at a point where I need to start thinking about whether the messages I was sharing about it made sense and were what I really wanted to say about not only the journal as a physical object, but also how the process of using it has impacted my life over the last few months. So that’s where I’m going today - back to the beginning.

Creative Q&A: Lauren Barber

Creative Q&A: Lauren Barber

Hello everyone! Today is a chance to meet another of my creative online friends - the gorgeous - inside and out - Lauren Barber. Lauren and I first connected online before meeting in person as we live fairly close to each other, it also turns out we were at the same school but didn't know each other then. She's a truly multi-passionate creative and such a joy to be around, but I'll let her tell you more about herself and her creative life...