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Craft Your Own Happy (Paperback)

A collection of 25 creative projects to craft your way to mindfulness

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By Becci Mai Ford
Imprint: White Owl
Series: Crafts
Pages: 152
Illustrations: 150 colour illustrations
ISBN: 9781526747396
Published: 30th September 2020


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Craft Your Own Happy is a collection of mindful craft projects to make you smile! Perfect for those moments when you need a bit of self-care and relaxation time.

Do you ever feel like you spend too much of your day staring at screens, feeling anxious or stressed out? If the answer is yes - then you need this book! The cute colourful projects have all been designed with the feel-good-factor in mind. Crafting can help to take you away from the worries and pressures of your daily life, and give you back those moments of slowness and focus which can help to reduce anxiety.

Unlike other craft books, this is a book that you can dip into and find projects based upon how you are feeling. So you can craft to suit your mood! There are 25 beginner friendly projects to choose from including cross stitching, embroidery, paper craft and more… Why worry when you can craft happy!

Craft Your Own Happy by Becci Mai Ford. Clear and detailed instructions, materials lists, and templates are provided. Different DIY crafts that can ease daily stress and invoke your creative spirit. Intrigued by the inspirational mini origami stars and being a cat lover, the kitty hand warmer is of great interest. These two will most likely be the first two projects I will try to make.

NetGalley, Irene McIntosh

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

This is a great book combining mindfulness and crafting. A few things seemed advanced for me or what I thought a beginner would know without some knowledge of the materials. However the instructions are clear and there's plenty of templates to help you on your way. A great book to create some fantastic and wonderful things.

NetGalley, Helen Carr

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

This is a really sweet book that combines mindfulness and crafting. The projects are adorable, the instructions are clear, and the author's intention of sharing happy crafts to help manage stress is just lovely.

NetGalley, Heather Hitchcock

Craft Your Own Happy includes 25 very different DYI projects to help you feel better. The author has added notes on what has helped her with bad mood and anxiety, which makes reading the book feel like getting wanted advice from a friend.
I liked some projects more than others, but they are all colourful and look fun to make. The instructions are easy to follow and I really appreciate how neatly all needed materials for each project are listed.
And if you don't feel creative enough to try a project for the first time with a fully original idea? The author has covered that as well by adding templates at the end of the book.

NetGalley, Oxana Tomova

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

I love a book that crosses talking about mental health and well-being with practical ways of caring for them. This is more than just a craft book, although the crafts are gorgeous and quirky there is also reasoning behind the makes and how they assist in practicing “Mindfulness”. The introduction gives a brief description of how the projects can help calm an anxious mind. The projects themselves are of varying difficulty levels- I especially enjoyed the look of the cross stitches (even though I have never done one before! Shock horror) , the pressed flower phone case and the Pom Pom foot stool (currently browsing Amazon for a Pom Pom maker). After beginning to make the Yarn Wall Hanging I can say that the directions are simple and easy to follow and I loved the pictures throughout the book.
I cannot wait to buy this book for a wonderful friend who I think will love it (and really benefit from it ) too.

NetGalley, Paula Smith

This is a great fun colourful book for all craft lovers. There is something for everybody and crafts of all shapes and sizes ! My favourite was the pompom cover, as it was amazing how something so simple could be so effective. Trying resin projects is also something I would love to have a go at. The instructions are clear and detailed enough and all templates are included. The photographs are enticing and inspiring and it is just a lovely book to dip into. It would also make a lovely gift book

NetGalley, jc Cross

Thank you for the advanced copy of this craft book. Loved the introductions to each chapter and the suggestions for the crafts. Everything was explained clearly so first timers of these crafts would succeed.

NetGalley, Bethany Lyons

About Becci Mai Ford

Becci Mai Ford is a smiley maker who loves colour. A keen crafter who enjoys making a mess, Becci started crafting at a young age and hasn’t stopped since! She is now the founder of Ellbie Co. a mindfulness craft kit company that aims to spread happiness through making!

Inspired by all things cute and a desire to combat anxiety by crafting. Becci currently works in Brighton out of her tiny rainbow filled office space (The make happy corner!). Where she designs new crafty projects, blogs and tries her best to brighten as many peoples days as possible. She is making life up as she goes along - and so far it’s been a lot of fun!

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