I have just published my new Autumn and Halloween ebook: ‘Fall and Halloween Crafts for Children’.
I love the Autumn, the colors are stunning and so vibrant. It’s a remarkable time of year, especially when you are a child, watching as the bright green leaves from the Summer gradually change to red, golden, brown and orange and then gently fall to the ground. There are so many things to look forward to and to learn from in the Autumn, from the changing seasons being so evident, animals going into hibernation, Halloween, Bon Fire Night and Thanksgiving. In this book you will find 16 fun crafts to explore this vibrant season.
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I have written and published my very own ebook – “Crafts For Children of all Ages“.
From the start it’s been very exciting, from thinking of the craft activities, writing them, taking the photos, putting it all together to actually publishing it. Alongside my business of making handmade items, for the past 5 years I have also been running Crafty Creatures, facilitating children’s art and craft workshops for Schools, Children’s Centres and the Community. It’s lovely seeing the impact of how being creative can have on a child of any age, how proud they can feel. It’s this feeling I hope children get from making the crafts in the book. 25 fun crafts range from painting, printing and mixed media collage for both preschool and school aged children and come with step by step instructions, colour photos and a set of downloadable templates.
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Well, lots of things I hear you say, but in terms of our creativity what actually makes us different? Tanner Christensen in his insightful blog Creative Something states that ideas on the whole aren’t rare. That’s true as reading his post on What Ideas are Worth has lead me to writing this blog post. Tanner believes “Ideas aren’t worth anything. It’s what we do when we notice an idea that matters”. On the whole I tend to agree, as in general conversations with friends and family, ideas could be talked about. These don’t need to be anything massive, they could be about getting a great deal on something. In general not everyone involved in that conversation will act on what was discussed. Some may go about their daily lives as though that conversation has never taken place, it will be filed away in their brain, as to them it may not be that important. However, for one or two people that idea may have sparked something. For whatever reason it has struck a chord. It isn’t going to be filled away, for they are going to do something about it. The same applies to creativity. Having a great idea about a new technique you want to experiment with it, even experimenting with it isn’t enough. It’s about how you actually turn that into something that is desirable, an end product which you can market and sell. That’s what sets you apart, that’s what makes us different in terms of our creativity. It’s that desire, spark, passion to want to achieve something. They may be some ideas along the way which may not work out, but it’s about persevering and acting on those ideas and eventually creative success will happen.
I’m very excited to be featured on a great blog by Laura from Creation Faeries. Have a look at her amazing Etsy shop.
In honour of Memorial Day in the US there is a 20% off discount for the weekend on my Etsy shop.
Ally Shaw from Feral Strumpet is this weeks Crafty Northerner. Ally is based in the lovely city of York in the UK. Allys handmade gothic and Victorian jewellery is inspired by dark fairy tales, folklore, gothic novels and pagan rituals. Each piece is individually handmade and beautifully created. Have a look at her Etsy shop to see the great range of items she has.
Is creative bliss something you are striving for? If so, then take a look at Creative Something’s recent blog post.
Ally Shaw from Feral Strumpet has written a great blog post, which again highlights the importance of supporting handmade. It is written with passion and great insight and certainly deserves a visit.
Here are some new items recently added to my Etsy shop.
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