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! 

Creative Q&A: Joanna Payne / Adventures & Tea Parties

Creative Q&A: Joanna Payne / Adventures & Tea Parties

I'm delighted today to introduce another new series to the blog where I get to have a chat with some of my favourite creative people about what they do, what creativity means to them, and to pick their brains for tips and advice to help inspire your creative life too.

I've got several people already lined up for you to meet, but I'm starting today with one of my Instagram buddies, Joanna.

Crafting with the Senses: A Mindful Approach to Creativity

Crafting with the Senses: A Mindful Approach to Creativity

I recently wrote an article for Knitting magazine as part of their 'feel good' issue about a mindful approach to knitting encompassing all the senses, and afterwards it struck me that what I'd talked about and suggested could very easily apply to all kinds of other crafts and creative activities. So here is a slightly adapted version of that article which I hope you'll enjoy and take some ideas from. If you'd like to read the original, you can order the magazine here.