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!

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.

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.

Desired Feelings and Guiding Words for 2018

Desired Feelings and Guiding Words for 2018

Is anyone else finding it tough to get into the swing of 2018? It's already the end of January and I don't really feel like I've got to grips with this year yet. I haven't made any resolutions, set any firm intentions, made definite plans, nor have I got my eye on specific goals that I want to achieve.

But I think that's OK sometimes, to go with the flow for a while before we find the pace and route that feels good to follow. That's not to say that I've not been doing anything at all over the last few weeks, on the contrary, it's been good for me to rest more and recharge, and I've been doing plenty of thinking, questioning, and pondering - not much of which has yet yielded answers.

Creative Guidance: A Case Study

Creative Guidance: A Case Study

A few weeks ago I launched my creative guidance and mentoring services, and I know it can take a little while for something new to settle in, and it can be tricky to understand or know whether it’s something that could maybe help you. So today I want to share with you a case study of one of my first clients – with her permission, of course – to give you an idea of the kind of things I’m here to work on with you.