Containing Multitudes: The Power of And

Containing Multitudes: The Power of And

In the ongoing journey of soul-searching and often struggling to define myself in a nice, neat package, I’ve ended up having the same words pop up repeatedly in several different places – this often happens, and I’ve learned to acknowledge the message.

Love

Love

There must have been millions of songs written about Love, thousands of motivational/inspiring quotes, and definitely more than a few clichés, and I could have very easily launched into this post with a few of them.

But that just felt a little bit cheesy, and would have made fun of something that I think is more important than that.

Creative Business Day Retreat with Jenny Pace

Creative Business Day Retreat with Jenny Pace

A few weeks ago I had the very great pleasure of attending Jenny Pace’s first Creative Business Day Retreat (she’s been running weekend retreats for a few years) and it turned out to be such a wonderful experience that I couldn’t not share it with you.

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!

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!

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.

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.

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!