Friday, 4 March 2016

Crafting is my Therapy #2

a selection of crafts including crochet, applique, hama beads and scissors promoting the crafting is my therapy blog linky

Welcome to the second Crafting is my Therapy linky.

I hope you’ve had a wonderful month or making and creating.

This month I have been:

- Completing my vintage fabric rabbit applique hoop. I love sewing blanket stitch and include it wherever I can in my sewing projects

- Spending lots of time looking at various embroidery stitches and tutorials over on Pinterest. I want to aim to master a few more stitches this year. I particularly love this 'Sheaf Filling Stitch'. They look like lots of little bow ties.

- After chatting on Facebook with other crafters, I may be taking part in a collaborative sewing project. It’s a bit like a embroidery ‘round robin’. Each person completes a section of the sewing project and then posts it onto the next participant. It should be fun…watch this space

My favourite links from last month’s Crafting Is My Therapy were:

Little Socks and a Bear named Bob from Amy Loves to Sew

One Skein Cowl – a free pattern From The Messy Brunette

Chevron Crochet Blanket Pattern from Hello Midlife Crisis

Some other crafty corners of the internet you may like to check out:

My Make Do And Mend Life is written by Jen Gale. She is an enthusiastic advocate for reusing and mending things we already have, rather than buying new. She hosts Make Do and Mend hour on Twitter every Thursday 8-9pm GMT. This is a place for people show the projects they have been working on. Many of them involve sewing and mending. It’s a great way to pick up tips and share ideas with a thrifty community.

– In a similar vein is The Big Mend. The brainchild of Scrapiana, The Big Mend aims “to get the nation mending, darning and patching again”. I think the project is fantastic and encourages people to get in touch with making things by hand again.

– To raise awareness of Alzheimer's Awareness Month the Alzheimer Society are organising a ‘Knit Bombing’ event. They are asking people to knit, crochet or sew a Forget-Me-Not flower. There are many events taking place across the country, take a look at their website to find out more…

Have you created anything crafty this month? If you sew, knit, crochet, paint, work with ceramics…please join in and share your work.

The focus of this linky is crafting for pleasure, basically taking some ‘me-time’ to unwind in our busy lives. It doesn’t have to be a finished project, I love seeing work in progress or planning posts too.

Grab the Crafting is my Therapy badge:

Me You and Magoo
I co-host Crafting is my Therapy with Jennifer Jain. She writes the popular craft blog Jennifers Little World

The “Crafting is my Therapy” linky will open on the first Friday of each month and stay open for the whole month – giving you plenty of time to get involved.

– You can link up with maximum of three posts per month, old or new.

– Grab the linky badge or link back to our blogs on your post.

– Please share the love and comment on other people’s posts.

– If you could share your post and the linky (using the hashtag #craftingismytherapy) on any social media channels that would be great. This will help us to grow the community. We will retweet all your posts via Twitter if you mention us (@pouchvintage/@JenniferJain )

– And finally, if you would like to follow me on Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook, you’re more than welcome! Jennifer Jain’s links are here too: Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook.

1 comment:

scrapiana said...

Only just spotted this lovely mention. Thank you very much! :^)


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