Spreading the mindfulness and delight of craft

Spreading the mindfulness and delight of craft

A positive space for making and socialising at home, in public spaces and across social media. We offer all-you-need kits for making trend-led fashion and home accessories that are personal, unique and joyful

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Hen made fun

Hen made fun

If you have the honour of being maid of honour, then you’ll also have the double-edged sword of organising a hen party.  This has to be a hilarious event that everyone will be telling stories about for the rest of their lives, suits everyone, shows […]

The hook of love

The hook of love

  Our granny blanket features in so many of my childhood memories.   In the true spirit of granny blankets, it was made from a riot of leftover yarns in all textures and hues, finished off with a 1980s-bright red border.  It was also made by […]

Button memory jars

Button memory jars

This weekend I’ll be running drop-in craft activities as part of Tea in the Park. It’s a great way of celebrating our fantastic park, connecting with the local community and raising some money to pay for all the things the local council no longer does. […]

Nap time has never been so cute

Nap time has never been so cute

Learn how to sew wonderfully soft jersey fabric into a cosy sleep mask complete with ears and elasticated headband.  We’ve teamed up with the very clever and oh so stylish craft blogger The Things She Makes to bring you this gorgeous design.  Make yours with […]

Jewellery re-making at west elm

Jewellery re-making at west elm

Reduced to £15 – with £5 discount if you bring your own jewellery to upcycle So that more people can join the crafter party on Sunday morning, I’ll be running this as a drop-in session for just £15 – and only £10 if you bring […]

Love letter to local women and businesses

Love letter to local women and businesses

I was irked by the view of my husband, who’s not from ‘round here, that our local shopping centres are somewhat dated.  But I have deep emotional attachment to them.  Although my education and work have taken me all over the world, I choose to […]

Join in with 12 makes in 12 months

Join in with 12 makes in 12 months

I’ll be using 2018 to design and complete 12 makes in 12 months and I want to share my joy of making and discovery with as many people as possible.  It’s really important to me to create a collective experience where we all connect, encourage, […]

Free tutorial for your Mind crafternoon – modern geometric felt Christmas cards

Free tutorial for your Mind crafternoon – modern geometric felt Christmas cards

 In this third blog post on hosting your own Mind crafternoon, I share a free tutorial for these snazzy Christmas cards.  They combine two this year’s big trends: geometric graphic designs and brush lettering.  Enjoy a peaceful afternoon at home or get together a group […]

Choosing your make for your Mind Crafternoon

Choosing your make for your Mind Crafternoon

So here’s the second of my three part blog on hosting your own crafternoon to raise money for Mind this Christmas.  I wrote in my first blog how the main focus for me is getting some friends together for tasty Christmas treats and a natter.  […]

Crafting and mental health

Crafting and mental health

I’m so pleased to be a guest writer on the Mind blog today.  Here’s the post below and link to the Mind website at the bottom. I’m almost embarrassed to admit it now, but before my first diagnosis of depression I didn’t even realise that […]