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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. 

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.

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.

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...
Don't buy a present for Mother's Day this year, give her what she really wants

Don't buy a present for Mother's Day this year, give her what she really wants

As children we really want to show our Mothers or special woman in our life just how much we love her, and how much we appreciate all the things she does for us.

But as I have discovered, that the very thing we Mother's want more than anything doesn't cost a cent.

How to create the perfect romantic cosy night in - just 5 simple steps!

How to create the perfect romantic cosy night in - just 5 simple steps!

Want to make THE most romantic date night in with your new love or your soulmate?

Cosying up together gives you the opportunity to really get to know your partner, to create new memories, laugh over old memories, build an intimate space where you can both just 'be'. We show you how in just 5 easy steps.

WOOL WORTHY - from the pages of Swiish

WOOL WORTHY - from the pages of Swiish

The gorgeous team at SWIISH have written this gorgeous feature on our chunky knits 💖