Be kind to yourself. It’s January! Stop to eat the biscuits – even if they are broken.

I’m tired. But, it’s January – who isn’t tired in January? The days are dark, it’s (seriously) cold, I think we are all just trying to make it through, right? Trying to stick to New Year’s resolutions, trying to be ‘good’. In fact; who thought it would be a good idea to make resolutions to

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Feel the Fear…

The Crafty Lass currently features in the BOOTS Health and Beauty magazine for January/February 2019 – in an article all about conquering our fears. What better way to start the New Year with a blog post featuring a little bit more about mine, and what resolutions and steps I took to change this… Phobias: they

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The Crafty Lass ADVENTure…

It has certainly been that… what an adventure it has been! 2nd October 2017 – we sold our first ever ticket for The Crafty Lass workshops at the Old Grain Store workshop studio… part of me feels like it was a lot LOT longer ago, and the other part says where has that year gone?!

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A wreath is for life, not just for Christmas…

Autumn. For some, this is purely just the long, grey transition from the warm and bright Summer days into our dreary, cold, drab – and of late, very snowy Winters here in the UK. For, me – it is the ‘calm before the storm’… and I actually really love this season. I’ve talked before on

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The Journey

People keep asking me, what is next? There are lots of exciting things happening, but the one thing about this journey – it is all about putting yourself out there, and seeing what happens. Saying ‘yes’ to things perhaps I wouldn’t normally do… and also learning when you actually can say ‘no’. There IS such

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The best-laid plans of mice and (craftswo)men.

I am pretty sure that 99% of my blog posts start about how busy I have been. But, it’s true…! That – and/or, I am knackered… And, the year flies by… the featured image is over 15 months ago – what?! Anyone who tells you that the self-employment route is easy, is LYING! Yes, I

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NEW – THE CRAFTY LASS CHRISTMAS WORKSHOPS!

You might be thinking – it’s August. You might be thinking – it’s too HOT for Winter?! You might be thinking – what craft workshops are available at The Crafty Lass for Christmas?!   Well – the dates are HERE! Tickets are not yet live for booking – but it doesn’t mean you can’t get

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I don’t like rollercoasters.

I don’t like rollercoasters. In fact I hate them! I am that one that will gladly wait at the finish with the coats and bags. I just don’t see the point of them! WHY would you allow yourself to be transported through the air by metal and engineering to feel sick and full of adrenaline?!

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Feel the fear… And, do it anyway!

What are you afraid of?   When I was considering becoming self-employed, honestly – the main thing stopping me – was I was scared of doing my accounts. The admin, the paperwork. The every single receipt keeping. The checking every single thing. The worry. I am an organised person – I am actually (believe it

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Good things never came from comfort zones.

Rewind to 4 years ago. I WANTED to go self-employed – but there was no way I could. Me? Go self employed? Me, do my own accounts? Submit tax returns? Me, build my own website? Haha. Uhuh. OK. Not me.   I waited a while.   Fast forward to present day. Yes. OK… All that

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DREAM BIG. worry less.

I am blown away. Absolutely, to the point of tears today. The amount of messages I have been receiving from friends, old friends, people I have only met once – people who I have NEVER met – telling me I am inspiring. I find it bonkers!    “It is genuinely refreshing to see someone making

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Life. Got. Busy.

So, blogging used to be a thing. In fact – I should start that sentence again. It used to be THE thing. This business started out as a blog, (and I quote) with the aim as… ” a design, craft and things to be inspired by website and blog – but the long term plan

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