Hey there! I’m Hannah.
I am here to help you not just learn how to cross stitch, but how to add more creativity into your everyday life plus find the time to actually do it!
I’ve found that most people think they don’t have time for crafts or hobbies, especially learning a whole new one, or if you have never been particularly “creative” so I create podcasts, videos, blog posts, E-books, kits, patterns, classes and courses to help you learn to cross stitch quickly and to help you start making time for this hobby today.
So that’s me up there and I’m a mum of 2 littles, a military wife and as well as cross stitch I also love to read.
I’m a homebody and an introvert so you can usually find me typing away at my keyboard (whether it’s writing blog posts, books, podcast notes, or essays – I write a lot), sketching new cross stitch design ideas or reading, surrounded by warm drinks (coffee in the morning, tea in the afternoon), my cross stitch supplies, notebooks and candles in my “for-now” house (military life) in a small village in England.
When I was growing up I loved to cross stitch. I was also that girl who cut up magazines and stuck things to her wall. I made scrapbooks and had “drawing Sundays” with my mum. But somewhere along the way, I lost my creativity. I thought I wanted to be a lawyer so I started on that road. And lawyers don’t cross stitch right?
But after leaving university very quickly and having my first baby I felt that pull back into creativity and started to craft again.
At first, I felt guilty for wanting to do something other than be with my baby. But in all honestly, I felt a little unfulfilled by my days being mum all day. I felt unproductive; I need to MAKE something again. My creative spark was ignited when I became a mum and we are taught to snuff it out. Instead, I breathed life into it.
Over the past 6 years, I’ve finally let go of all that guilt and realised that we have to give ourselves permission to enjoy a hobby and TAKE that time for it every day; no one else will or can give us those things.
So I hope you come and join the cross stitch community I’ve built through this website. The best place to connect is to come and join me and over three thousand other stitchers in my Facebook group that you can join here.
And if you want to see lots of behind the scenes photos, come and follow me on Instagram.
Have a little look around, visit my blog and come say hello!
And remember, everyone has creativity inside of them. It’s time to let yours out.
As seen in: Cross Stitch Crazy, The World of Cross Stitching and Cross Stitcher
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