Another fabulous week has passed over at @craftastherapy where the fabulous Jill from @neverjillian took the reins as moderator. It is hard to believe that she was initally apprehensive about jumping on board as a moderator – her posts so clever, inspiring and creative. Here’s some of Jill’s posts and featured pictures from last week. Thank you for doing such a great job this week Jill. xx
Makenzie from @bqueencollection moderated @craftastherapy last week. Makenzie and her husband make the most glorious crochet hooks you will ever see, each one is a work of handmade art. You can find out all about Makenzie and her husband Brian on their website Bqueen Collection. I particularly liked Makenzie’s posts last week because they were all colour coded, which i LOVE! Here are just some of her posts for the week –
Marianne from @marretjeroos moderated the #craftastherapy hashtag last week. A talented and unique crocheter and crafter, i found Marianne through a mutual IG friend and have admired her work ever since. I was thrilled when she agreed to be a moderator from @craftastherapy. She did a beautiful job hosting last – here are some of her posts. And if you’d like to know more about #craftastherapy please visit my About Craft as Therapy page.
There are over 7000 posts under the #craftastherapy hashtag on Instagram! I’m so happy i cannot put it adequately into words. Incredible! My moderators continue to amaze me with their creativity and the fabulous Heike from @madewithloops was no exception when she moderated last week. Here are her posts for the week and don’t forget, everyone is welcome to join in. All you need to do is tag your crafty images with #craftastherapy for a chance to be featured on @craftastherapy.
The lovely Fiona from @millefleurs13 hosted the @craftastherapy account on Instagram last week. It was a difficult week for fellow crocheters as the gorgeous and talented Marinke, also know as Wink, from A Creative Being lost her battle with depression. Sadly, sometimes #craftastherapy isn’t enough. Mandalas like the one above have been flooding instagram since her passing and igniting lots of discussion about the therapeutic benefits of craft. Wink herself was included in the book Crochet Saved my Life by Kathryn Vercillo –
“Crochet is basically repeating the same thing over and over again, and for me that flow really helps me get through the day. But at the same time, you have to keep thinking about what you’re doing, so it never gets boring. And you get to be creative while you’re at it – what more can you want?” -Wink
I think many crafters can relate to the idea that repetitive movements can calm and heal, but the act of creating itself, even with repetitive movements, still requires enough concentration and focus that it can distract the mind from worry and illess…..to varying degrees. Of course, the therapeutic benefits of craft does have its limit. Myself and all of the moderators from @craftastherapy send out our sincerest condolenses to Wink’s family and friends. xx
Please enjoy some of the posts from @millefleurs13 that were shared over the last week. And please feel very welcome to join our friendly and supportive community over on Instagram by tagging your images with #craftastherapy. Much love to all.
Thank you kindly to @maritparit for moderating @craftastherapy over on Instagram last week. A talented crocheter with a generous heart, Marit did a beautiful job of hosting the @craftastherapy feed. She also has a crochet blog – www.mjukdesign.wordpress.com which features her beautiful patterns and handmade pieces.
If you haven’t joined this wonderful @craftastherapy community yet, please feel welcome to look us up on Instagram. There you can tag your crafty creations with #craftastherapy. There are lots of gorgeous people in this crafting community and i’m sure you will find it a happy and accepting place. Please enjoy Marit’s features for the week –
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.
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.
What a delight to have Sade from @smilewithsade host @craftastherapy last week over on Instagram. I honestly have the best moderators ever! So wise, talented and eager to offer support whenever it is needed. Thanks so much Sade for doing such a great job last week. Here are Sade’s posts for the week –
Please feel welcome to join in the fun over on Instagram. All you need to do is tag your crafty images with #craftastherapy.
I joined in the fun of #7vignettes this month. It’s an Instagram game hosted by The Interiors Addict that involves making and photographing creative vignettes. This month RetroJan were the guest judges and boy did they have a tough job. With loads of stunning and creative entries to choose from, I didn’t envy their job. There was $500 for the major winner and daily prizes of $75 to spend at RetroJan, which was a wonderful incentive to produce pretty pictures. I was thrilled to be chosen as Day 7 winner with my interpretation of Texture. Pop over to Instagram to check out all the fuss.
Come over and join me on Instagram
A big thank you to Jane, aka @queen_babs who moderated @craftastherapy last week. She did a brilliant job choosing features from the #craftastherapy feed and sharing her words of wisdom. Jane suffers from a chronic condition called fibromyalgia, so she understands completely that craft can act as a successful form of therapy. In fact, she moderated the @craftastherapy handle during a week where she was quite ill. During her week we reached 500 followers and over 4000 images in the #craftastherapy feed. Well done Jane! Here are her features for the week –