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Get The Nation Crafting Create and Craft

More About Sarah Cawood

Sarah Cawood has ignited her passion for crafting and is joining Create and Craft to Get The Nation Crafting!.

Read on to find out more...

Click The Question Below to reveal Sarah's Answer

Tell us a little bit about your background.

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.

How did you get into crafting?

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.

What is your favourite craft?

I'm not sure at the moment as I have so many to try but I think it will end up being sewing.

What is your favourite thing about crafting?

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.

How did you get involved with Create and Craft and the Get the Nation crafting campaign?

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!

What does the Get the Nation Crafting Campaign mean to you?

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.

What do you like most about the Get the Nation Crafting Subscription?

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!

Which subscription box are you most excited about?

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!!!

What would you say to anyone who is unsure about taking out the subscription?

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!!!