6 craft projects to enhance your wellbeing
Did you know that crafting has proven health benefits and can improve your wellbeing? It’s true! Creative learning can improve stress relief, brain growth, coordination, happiness and memory. So let’s get crafty!
Our friends at Cosy Project have designed a range of craft activities to get your hands and your mind working. Make your own bags, toys or even a stylish teepee! There’s something here for everyone.
Make a fabulous teepee play tent with appliquéd walls, inbuilt floor, porthole window and tie flaps for your favourite child. Claire Gee’s pattern shows you how.
Too flashy for foxy softie– $11.95
This sweet patchwork fox softie pattern from Anthea Christian will be much loved by people of all ages, from children to stitchers looking for a patchwork friend to sit in their sewing room, and this fox looks very flashy made up in scrappy selection of patchwork fabrics.
Kokeshi doll swag– $11.95
Turning Japanese are these sweet Kokeshi doll patterns from Melanie McNiece – join them up in a swag to decorate a child’s bedroom, or keep them separate as sweet playtime dolls for a child.
Colour and movement tote bag– $9.95
Create a fun, modern-quilted, foundation-pieced patchwork bag in a rainbow of solid patchwork triangles with this tote bag pattern from Susan Snooks, featuring the Dusty Miller quilt block.
Winter woolly backpack– $14.95
Step out in style with the Winter Woolly Backpack pattern designed by Theresa Kyne. Perfect for those cold and chilly days, this backpack is made from warm blanket fabrics with pockets and straps in black-and-white chevron. Perfect for winter outings and adventures, and is as pretty as it is practical!
Crochet-joined fabric blanket– $11.95
Not your average crochet blanket, this sweet crochet pattern from Jodi Squires uses fabric squares as the main patchwork, but instead of sewing them together, she has joined them with crochet stitches and decorated it with crocheted flowers in the corners for an extra-sweet touch.
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