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March 1, 2018

Being creative isn’t easy, even for artists, musicians or others who do something creative as their full time job.

At times, the ideas come easily, and other times the task of summoning creativity can feel daunting.

There’s lots of research on what prompts creativity, and it is also well documented how being engaged in something creative can be good for your health and wellness.

If you’re looking to live...

November 23, 2017

Upcycing is about rediscovering, repurposing and reusing previously unwanted objects.

Another name for this activity is reclaimism

Upcycling is the art of giving old products new value. It is also known as 'creative reuse'. 

The basic idea is to take something old, worn and broken, and rebuild it into something new that maintains the charm of the original physical object.

It offers shopping lovers t...

October 5, 2017

Mending is crafty  - in more ways than one. Sewing on a loose button, patching a tear, stitching up a burst cushion is smart behaviour; it extends the life of you clothes and furnishings and saves you money. There's also something about the practice of mending that's satisfying on a deeper level.

The careful drawing in of loose threads, the closing of a ragged hole into neat stitches ... to save someth...

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February 1, 2018

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