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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. 

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.

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.

 

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 ... throw a bridal shower on a budget, By Christine Andrew

How to ... throw a bridal shower on a budget, By Christine Andrew

After throwing her best friend an Instagram-worthy bridal shower, style guru, influencer, and blogger behind Hello Fashion, Christine Andrew, shares ways to save without sacrificing fun.