{Craft as Therapy} Moderated by Ryane from @olivesandpickles

creativity quote

The beautiful and talented Ryane from @olivesandpickles moderated @craftastherapy on Instagram last week. It was an exciting week for our instagram handle as we hit 1000 followers. Fantastic!! Thank you to Ryane for wonderful week hosting. Here are her quotes and selected features for the week. To play along tag your Instagram images with #craftastherapy and join in the fun and support of our creative community.

one thousand

styling craft images

{Top Left} – @zamhandmade
{Top Right} – @redagape_styleanddesign
{Bottom Left} – @asplashofcolour_georgi
{Bottom Right} – @_riaparamita_

crochet food

{Top Left} – @sulphurcrested
{Top Right} – @coachhousepictures
{Bottom Left} – @winterbeachbymab
{Bottom Right} – @suzannemartin

sweet crochet projects

{Top Left} – @smilewithsade
{Top Right} – @ecembayarozturk
{Bottom Left} – @nandi_90
{Bottom Right} – @susanmbeets

crochet projects

{Top Left} – @crochetgirl99
{Top Right} – @maritparit
{Bottom Left} – @tranquilltreasures
{Bottom Right} – @mamainastitch

styling craft images

{Top Left} – @kenjiku
{Top Right} – @mysuburbanfarm
{Bottom Left} – @crochetandcupcakes
{Bottom Right} – @_coffeecoloredlife_

This post from Ryane was a brilliant way to meet and discover how far and wide our #craftastherapy community reaches. Check out @craftastherapy on Instagram to read all about it.

Craft as therapy community

New Instagram Handle and Moderators for @craftastherpy

crochet food

The most delicious breakfast cooked up by @coachhousepictures

I am super excited to announce that #craftastherapy is heading in a new direction over on Instagram. There are many crafters now using the hashtag and it has grown beyond my expectations. It is definitely time to take it to the next level. I created the @craftastherapy Instagram handle a while ago just in case i ever needed it. I am so glad i did! With #craftastherapy images nudging 4000 (how exciting!) i’ve activated the account and invited some gorgoeus and kindhearted IG users to join me in moderating and running the @craftastherapy feed. Yay!

crafts, crochet, basket weaving

Top Left – @samjaynestreet
Top Right – @botondeflor
Bottom Left – @sairsparrow
Bottom Right – @mysurburbanfarm

Over the upcoming weeks each moderator will take over the account and choose features and inspirational words to share. First up is the fabulous @queen_babs, Jane from Sydney. She’s been doing a great job so far and i look forward to sharing her features with you next week. If you’re keen to be involved, it is really simple to join in. Does craft make you happy? Relieve stress? Distract you from illness? Then tag your IG images with #craftastherapy. :)

crochet blankets, rounds, pot holders

Top Left – @berna_li_
Top Right – @marretjeroos
Bottom Left – @tiedwitharibbon
Bottom Right – @littlewoollie

Until next week, please enjoy these gorgeous feature grids that grace the feed of @craftastherapy.

crochet, doilies, blankets

Top Left – @nandi_90
Top Right – @smilewithsade
Bottom Left – @melissascrochetco
Bottom Right – @vanessakind

yarn crafts

Top Left – @photolgafotos
Top Right – @rarepearstudio
Bottom Left – @ceyhan65
Bottom Right – @justjoyceaustralia

craft as therapy

Clever Crafters –
Top Left – @madewithloops
Top Right – @angie_whimsyfamtwine
Bottom Left – @patchmania
Bottom Right – @perchesinthesoul

{Craft as Therapy} Gratitude Giveaway

stationary and craft

I have put together a gift of thanks for one lucky crafter who posts to the #craftastherapy feed on Instagram this week. One crafter will be gifted everything you see in this image – all you need to do to participate is – 1: use the hashtag when posting your crafty images 
2: start your post with “I use the #craftastherapyhashtag because….” Your reason could be a simple one such as craft being a stress relief or for more serious reasons like illness and hardship. You can enter as many times as you like. There’s no obligation to follow me as this isn’t about increasing following, but more about building a bigger community under the hashtag – and saying thank you.

craft as therapy

{Top Left – @deborah.brandon} {Top Right – @_riaparamita_}{Bottom Left – @melissablankets} and {Bottom Right – @coachhousepictures}

Old and new posters to the hashtag are welcome. I will choose a winner at 10am next Sunday the 1st of March and will base my selection on the image and/or the reason for crafting. Everyone is welcome – I will post to anywhere in the world. The package includes – 3 balls of Patons Cotton Blend, a sewing tin, 1 large and 1 small notebook, red and white bakers twine, stamp stickers, pretty envelope, Brittany crochet hook, 2 crochet flowers and 5 wooden pegs 💕💕💕Have a great week crafters :) :) :)

craft as therapy

{Top Left – @daintyanddevine} {Top Right – @lilychezmoi}{Bottom Left – @oliveandpickles} and {Bottom Right – @littlemittenvintage}

craft as therapy

{Top Left – @gigglemay} {Top Right – @byvintagedaisies}{Bottom Left – @melinda.szente} and {Bottom Right – @toni_edge}