We're in a strange situation at the moment where we find ourselves staying at home, hopefully with the ones we love, doing things we love. Sounds ideal, what most of us have probably dreamed of.
However, on the flipside, we are isolated from those others we love, we can't get out and enjoy team games or see our friends at the pub. We have a lot of time to sit and home and think. This can be quite challenging on our mental health after a while.
So, as we follow advice to talk to each other on the phone or facetime and go out for a walk to get some fresh air, we would also say this. Spend some time getting engrossed in something that makes you happy. It could be a jigsaw, painting, even DIY. For us, it's sewing!
We have a number of projects up our sleeve. While concentrating and focusing on something that requires a lot of thought, everything else slips away (even if only for a short time) and things might start to feel better, you will enjoy yourself and have something beautiful at the end of it.
Our friends have been asking us to put some craft projects together to keep themselves and their mums and children busy. We have listed these in a new isewlation craft kit page on our website. They include hair scruchie kits, pompom kits, hoop art kits, bag making kits and crochet kits. We've seen some beautiful makes already!
Our daughters have asked to make hair scrunchies and bags while they're at home, we love that they're getting time to learn something they wouldn't necessarily be doing at school and want to get on the sewing machine, so their minds and hands are also being kept busy.
We have started a board on Pinterest with sewing projects to keep you busy. This board is full of ideas and we'll keep adding to it, hopefully finding something for everyone.
Let's make the most of the time we have been given, to learn something new and most importantly do something that makes you happy! Don't forget to share your makes with us, we always love to see what you've been crafting and love to share this with others.
Suzanne & Gemma