"Crafting is my Therapy" Instagram Community

We're currently taking a break from hosting the "Crafting is my Therapy" blog link-up.

But we're still keeping the creative vibe alive over on Instagram.

Join our new Instagram crafting community

Each month we feature some of our favourite images...tag your images to be in with a chance of having your work shared with our creative community...

Use our monthly hashtag to add your creative images to the Crafting is my Therapy gallery.

Head over to my Instagram to find out more...

Art and creativity have an important role to play in improving our health and well-being. Therapeutic effects include: relaxation; a way to express yourself; it can lower blood pressure; boost the immune system and reduce stress. What's not to love?

My craft of choice is sewing and I have been making handsewn pieces for many years. It relaxes me and makes me happy. Yet, in recent months I haven't made the time to do much sewing. I prioritise housework, paperwork, food shopping and zoning out in front of the television over my creative life. Over the past year or so, I’ve felt disheartened and became disinterested in my own making. My crafting mojo has deserted me...

I made a decision at the start of 2016 to change that.

I'm determined to make more time in my life for crafting and creativity.

I would also love to encourage others to make time to be creative. From this wish, the “Crafting is my Therapy” linky was born. I love seeing other people’s creations. So 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, planning posts or tutorials too.

I am delighted to say that I will be co-hosting this Linky 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.

Grab the #craftingismytherapy button here:

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