Made By Hand – Channel 31 – I made it

Made By Hand, Channel 31, Episode 5, Wed 3rd Aug, 8.30pm

So…. I made it!

Yes, I was on the tele last night, celebrating the fabulous Pip Lincolne originated craft group ‘Brown Owls‘, hopefully conveying some of the inspiration that she and it have given me since my arrival in Melbourne.

My ‘confessions of a camera shy Crafty Naturopath‘ have turned into ‘celebrations of a camera OK Crafty Naturopath’. Continue reading

Made By Hand – Channel 31

So….  a few weeks back I volunteered to help teach some lovely ladies at the Brunswick Brown Owls how to make a crocheted granny square. It was a super evening, I had a great time sharing some knowledge and a few people learnt to crochet right from scratch and others enjoyed getting into a granny square groove. It was great, well received, lots of good sharing, social and just jolly well nice.

The evening’s proceedings were made a bit more interesting due to a film crew being in attendance. Continue reading

Dry July and bodily cleansing support

So for those of you who are doing Dry July, or for anyone who is currently on (or considering) a period of alcohol abstinence, I thought I would just jot down some additional things you might like to be doing to assist in a bit of Bodily Spring Cleaning, to go alongside that beautiful rest you’re giving your liver’s from the burdens of alcohol. Continue reading

I am a nuff

In just one day, the very same day, yesterday in fact, I discovered, through the online tweety community, two books that have hastily made their way on to my ‘Books – Must Buy’ list. Thanks to Pip Lincolne and Sarah Wilson respectively, for introducing me to The Happiness Project and The Gifts of Imperfection.

Words about / around these books resonate with me – here are a couple of reasons why Continue reading

Crafty Stress Management – new August dates!

Well the last Crafty Stress Management course went so well the next one just had to be organised, so it has been! hoorah!

here are the details Continue reading

My first night at a craft group

Here is my story, of fact, not fiction, which I feel like sharing; especially with those that may be thinking of joining a craft group and may have a few first night nerves.

It was February I think, 2009, my first Brown Owls in real life experience. A Brown Owls article in Frankie magazine had inspired me, whilst on a flight to Brisbane for Christmas just before. I remember it well. That was the first time I discovered Frankie as well as the first time I discovered Brown Owls – a pretty inspirational combination. Continue reading

crafty stress management is going great!

here is what one of the lovely course participants said:

“Crafty Stress Management has helped me to reassess my attitudes towards crafting, my responses to stress, and my love of creativity! Thank you Sue, for sharing your knowledge!” Continue reading

getting unstuck with pema

Have you ever come across Pema Chodron? she’s great! she has many a wise word to impart, she’s written many books, my favourite title being ‘Comfortable with Uncertainty’. Continue reading

handmade soulful-ness

this is a beautiful blog which i read this morning – it is titled ‘being me’. i feel it needs to be shared, because i think it is very lovely and very human.

These are some of the good words: “I really feel the need to connect my mind, body and soul in a way I have never put much thought in to before. I’m not quite sure how or what path I’m going to take but I know I need change to feel happier and healthier. My being is screaming out for it. Continue reading