A little bit more about me and Conscious Crafties
Project Design a Blog – Day 2
I thought i would tell you a little bit more about me and Conscious Crafties, on Day 2 of Project Toria designs a blog and ‘tries’ to make it work.
I know you can read all about me and Toria’s Trinkets on the different pages of this blog, which you might want to do, but sometimes you can’t really capture who you are and what you are trying to do in 1000 words. Lets face it I have 38 years to witter on about and I have gone through an awful lot in that time.
Today is going to be all about one of the things that will feature heavily in my Toria’s Trinkets Journey Blog. This ‘thing’ is a wonderful page and even more amazing group of people called Conscious Crafties. I joined Conscious Crafties a year ago but in the beginning I was too poorly to put anything into my Conscious Crafties Shop. My friend Sarah had told me all about it and said what a wonderful place it was to sell your items and said that my handmade jewellery would be great on there. Eventually I got an email saying that I really needed to add some item to my shop and I got my act together and started adding jewellery to my shop. Now I can’t say i have got masses in it but i have got a number of items in there now and I am quite pleased with my progress. It was after all the turtle that won the race not the hare!
What is Conscious Crafties?
A fabulous lady called Karen Thomas set up the Conscious Crafties site. If it were not for her and her fabulous team of helpers aka admins, who I won’t name in this post as I haven’t asked their permission but will talk about in further blog posts, and all the wonderful people who have shops on the site this amazing community would not exist.
One of the great ways we support each other at Conscious Crafties (CC) is to sign up each week for something called CraftieFriends. We then get paired up with fellow Crafties and share their products or services from the CC website and their page all week. What I would like to do is take this one step further and feature my CraftieFriends on my Blog. I feel passionate about the community that Karen has tried to create and one of the things that I have learnt in the three and a half years since I had the meningitis is that spending time each day to help others and to be kind is so very important. I do not get any financial gain from this and my reward is to see others be happy and get some enjoyment from what they read in my posts and possibly if they can find something to purchase from one of my many fellow crafters.
If you fancy a quick gander at the website there is a link above and this is what it looks like when you get there.
Many people do not realise the therapy both mental and physical that is gained from crafting. We all need to relax more in our lives and I for one find making both jewellery and crocheting whist using mindfulness and meditation some of the best therapy for me. Many of my friends do the same.
Creativity and crafting is a great outlet for us all and I would urge everyone young and old alike to explore it to some extent in their lives. Children love to draw and many knitting and crochet is making a resurgence these days. Whatever it is that drives your passion and creativity in your life make sure that you don’t loose it because you are too busy.
Have fun and relax and most of all live your life to the full.