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Sarah Cawood has ignited her passion for crafting and is joining Create and Craft to Get The Nation Crafting!.
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I used to be a TV presenter back in the 90s and 00s and met my husband on the set of the last show I worked on. We got married and had babies so I gave up telly to be at home with them.
My mum is a keen crafter and has knitted and sewed to a really high standard her whole life. I used to hand sew my Barbie's clothes and loved knitting although I never progressed to my Mum's standards! Now the kids are older and both at school (BOO!) I'm finding I have the time to get back into my childhood hobbies. I'm hoping to hone my skills over the coming years.
I'm not sure at the moment as I have so many to try but I think it will end up being sewing.
I love the sense of achievement that you get when you complete something and it looks fab. I also like the sense of mindfulness that accompanies crafting: you can literally lose yourself in the moment and think of nothing else. SO good for mental health.
I'm lucky enough to be a rookie crafting blogger for Create and Craft already (a job I literally went out and got myself: I totes approached C&C first!), so when they needed someone who would 'have a go' at a range of crafts and not be embarrassed to fail, I think I was a no brainer!
I want to encourage more people to get into crafting: not only is it a lovely way to give gifts and cards and bring people together, but it's so good for wellbeing too.
I love how each box has literally everything you need to tackle that new craft or crafting technique. I also love the variety. I think it's really reasonably priced too!
Probably the sewing ones. I'm also really nervous/excited about the crochet kit because I've NEVER done it, so that will be a real voyage of discovery!!!
DO IT! You can pay in instalments if money is a bit tight, AND you're making gifts along the way (if you can bear to part with your handiwork) and if there's a box you don't fancy much, what a great gift that would make in itself. I'd say that's #winning all round!!!