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Slow Crafting

Slow Crafting

Slow crafting (or slow making) is all about slowing down the process and making a real connection- connecting to your project, connecting to your materials, connecting to our planet, connecting to what really lights you up.

I love technology and all the advantages it gives me, but screen life strips me of my humanity, digitalises my nuances, and can turn my passion into pixels.

And that ladies and gentle is why I craft.

Crafting takes me back to basics, opens my heart to a world of creativity, explodes my emotions with tears of frustration as well as bursting pride as I complete a project. 

Slow Making Manifesto

Slow Making Manifesto

1.To strive for appropriate excellence in the making process2. To make objects that enhance the life of the user3. To know the origins of our mate...
Chocolate for breakfast?

Chocolate for breakfast?

At least once a week my daughter drops past for a walk, and talk ... and maybe a coffee or wine. The range of conversation topics is always interesting, last week we went from you tubers preaching their opinions on women's sexuality right through to guilty chocolate secrets.

Which made me hungry. And thoughtful. Would it be so wrong to have a breakfast of chocolate? 

How to ... trim a wedding blanket

How to ... trim a wedding blanket

This is a guide on how to trim a wedding blanket to give to your newlyweds. Creating a magical piece of everyday luxury that celebrates the lives of two people and stitches together with their families, weaving in unconditional love and happiness for their future.

MEDIA RELEASE   Australian Wedding Blanket – the new traditional gift

MEDIA RELEASE Australian Wedding Blanket – the new traditional gift

Melbourne based artisan Linda Reeve of The Flying Lamb is excited to announce the start of a new tradition in Australian weddings with the release of The Australian Wedding Blanket.  

Each intricately handstitched throw takes over 3 full days to complete, these blankets are a real labour of love, a unique gift that celebrates the lives of two people, stitching their families together, weaving in unconditional love and happiness for their future.  

Simple, natural skincare

Simple, natural skincare

If you wouldn't eat it, why would you put it on your skin?

Gather these simple ingredients from the kitchen and discover a natural glow as you work in harmony with your skin. Perfect to use with our Cotton Facewashers.

 

Create calm through mini rituals

Create calm through mini rituals

In a chaotic and confusing world, a little consistency can be exactly what we all need. Introducing quick and simple intentional rituals into your day will increase your positivity and happiness. 

Here are a few ideas to get you started on discovering your mini rituals to bring calm to your day.

Luxury Essentials - six elements for everyday luxury

Luxury Essentials - six elements for everyday luxury

Luxury doesn't have to be fancy, often it's the little luxuries that make our lives rich and fulfilling.⠀And in our crazy busy world, it's important to carve out little moments of luxury, to nourish and restore ourselves so we can show up for the next thing in our day.

Luxury doesn’t have to be big or expensive and it certainly doesn’t have to be restricted to be savoured. Here are six ways to inject a little bit of luxury into your day:

Ch... Ch... Changes and comfortable new beginnings

Ch... Ch... Changes and comfortable new beginnings

Our recent challenges have put a new perspective on life, and this evolution of our little business brings new purpose to my passion. 

We found the door of opportunity in this brick wall, and I have been given the keys to this door ...

 

The tradition of a wedding blanket

The tradition of a wedding blanket

The tradition of gifting the bride and groom with precious family gifts to start their new lives, bestowing pearls of wisdom (wanted and unwanted), and practical household items to care for their new family is an integral part of the matrimonial experience. 

In many cultures gifting the new couple with a wedding blanket is a tradition passed down through centuries. We take a look at the Native American blanket ceremony, Moroccan wedding blankets, Ukrainians Rushnyks and Amish wedding quilts.

 

Are you a day dream believer?

Are you a day dream believer?

Scientific research is proving that day dreaming is not always a lapse in attention, it can be a springboard to our greatest potential.

The human capacity foray dreaming gives us enormous possibilities for realising our deepest desires and strivings. Besides relieving boredom by providing an unlimited source of internally generated entertainment, daydreaming offers a huge arena for realising our own potential.

How to create the perfect sleep sanctuary

How to create the perfect sleep sanctuary

Curated content: Southwood Home, Jan 2018 original post here In the modern world of distractions, there is an art to creating the space and ti...