LUCKY DIP Peter Rabbit jewellery in mini embroidery hoop, lead free, nickel free, gifts for her, unique jewelry, mental health
LUCKY DIP Vintage fabric mounted jewellery in mini embroidery hoop, lead free, nickel free, gifts for her, unique jewelry, mental health
LUCKY DIP Hand embroidered semicolon jewellery in mini embroidery hoop, lead free, nickel free, gifts for her, unique jewelry, mental health
Tiny Self Care Kit, get well present, thinking of you gift, selfcare reminder, charity, mindfulness, relaxation, hygge, mothers day, joy
Metamorphosis Cross Stitch KIT "I am Changed" Embroidery 8" hanging mental health charity awareness gift, floral, recovery quote, change
Cross Stitch KIT Pink "Bad Chemistry" Embroidery 8" hanging mental health charity awareness gift
Corrine Bailey Rae Quote "The Skies Will Break" Embroidery 8" hanging mental health charity awareness gift, rainbow, depression, dark days
Strong Quote "Rest Don't Quit" Embroidery 8" hanging mental health charity awareness gift, best friend, anxiety, have courage, keep going
Donut necklace/brooch/keyring in mini embroidery hoop, lead free, nickel free, pink doughnut, dough lover, fatty gift, pink icing, sprinkles
Flowery Cross Stitch KIT "Too Early For This" Embroidery 8" hanging mental health charity awareness diy gift lie ins floral lazy early bird
Bird Cross Stitch KIT "Personal Space Invaded" Embroidery 8" hanging mental health charity awareness diy gift anxiety bubble INFP swallow
Leopart Print Semicolon Cross Stitch Pattern, Embroidery Chart, Mental Health Cross Stitch, Fair Isle Pattern, Animal Pattern, Silhouette
Houndstooth Semicolon Cross Stitch Pattern, Embroidery Chart, Mental Health Cross Stitch, Fair Isle Pattern, Dogtooth Pattern, Dogstooth
Geometric Semicolon Cross Stitch Pattern, Embroidery Chart, Mental Health Cross Stitch, Fair Isle Pattern, Cubic Pattern, Silhouette Chart
Flower Semicolon Cross Stitch Pattern, Embroidery Chart, Mental Health Cross Stitch, Fair Isle Pattern, Floral Pattern, Silhouette Chart
Geometric Semicolon Cross Stitch Pattern, Embroidery Chart, Mental Health Cross Stitch, Fair Isle Pattern, Tarten Pattern, Silhouette Chart
Special Gift "Limited Edition" Embroidery quote 8" hanging mental health charity donation awareness gift hoop art naps sleepy weird gift fun
Bible Quote "Hope Anchors the Soul" Embroidery quote 8" hanging mental health charity donation awareness gift quote hoop art Hebrews Quote
Quirky gift "Strange and Unusual" Embroidery quote 8" hanging mental health charity donation awareness gift quote hoop art friend present
Floral hoop art, Semicolon, mental health awareness, embroidery, wall hanging, best friend gift, support gift, home decor charity donation
Small Bird Gift Blue and Pink Bird Embroidery 5" hanging mental health charity awareness gift
Green and Lime Semicolon Embroidery 6" hanging mental health charity awareness gift, green room decor, gingham fabric, anxiety, depression
Peach and Green "You Will Figure It Out" Embroidery 8" hanging mental health charity awareness gift
Casey on Mar 4, 20225 out of 5 stars
Super cute! Great quality little hoop.
Isabelle on Feb 10, 20225 out of 5 stars
Would highly recommend! Thank you Amy! I'm so pleased with my purchase.
Amanda on Jan 4, 20225 out of 5 stars
Great gift for my friend who lives far away. She said it was a lovely surprise!
Suzanne on Dec 6, 20215 out of 5 stars
Love my new necklace, especially because I love tea!
Sarah on Dec 3, 20215 out of 5 stars
Super pleased with quality and service offered. Thank you
Victoria on Nov 30, 20215 out of 5 stars
bought for a stocking filler
Charlotte on Nov 25, 20215 out of 5 stars
Absolutely beautiful, thank you so much!
Jennie on Nov 23, 20214 out of 5 stars
Looks fine for christmas time.
Helen on Nov 22, 20215 out of 5 stars
Amazing thank you so much! Just sad that this shop is closing down but wishing you much happiness with your future 😊
small crafty steps every day
So why a craft shop with a mental health message? Well I have a story to tell...
Since I was very small, Anxiety - although I didn't know it then - was a part of my life. From pulling out my hair, to blushing when the register was called every.single.lesson.
I didn't know that I had a mental health problem. I thought it was just me. Mental health problems happened to other people. Not people like me. I was happy. I didn't have any trauma growing up. So I pushed aside these feelings and physical symptoms and got busier and busier until I couldn't focus on it anymore.
I first started to realise the nondiscriminatory nature of mental illness when a good friend of mine admitted to suffering with depression. We couldn't get our heads around it, she smiled, she was pretty, she did things, she didn't LOOK depressed - so how could she be? At this point, I thought that if she could be, then maybe I could too. I even booked a session with a counselor but couldn't bring myself to go in the end - I emailed them and told them that there were people in greater need than me. I pushed the thought down and got on with it, I made myself even busier to not have to think.
A few years on, I had graduated and trained to be a maths teacher. I won the prize in my year for outstanding contribution to teaching, and had completed two very successful years in school. But at the start of my third year, something changed.
I began to get scared about leaving the house for too long. I started to withdraw from my friends and took out my horrid mood swings on my poor boyfriend. I didn't listen to the signs that my body sent, and kept working, ignoring and pushing down the worry, the dread and the constant questioning. I kept working and working, harder and harder so that I didn't have to deal with my own mind.
But my body had its own ideas. I couldn't function properly anymore, I was fainting, weak and nauseous, dizzy and fatigued all the time. Skin complaints, stomach pains and food intolerances galore. Mentally, I noticed that this year I wasn't bonding with my classes at all, I didn't have the energy to learn their names and I certainly wasn't planning inspiring lessons - I was just ...coping.
This of course led me to become even more anxious - I had always been good at things, and now I was just doing the bare minimum to survive. This wasn't me at all.
The final straw came when I had what turned out to be my first "proper" panic attack. My arms went numb, every time I breathed in I felt like I was going to be sick, and I started crying. I was terrified.
I went straight to the doctors, and told them all about it. I asked if they thought that I had Generalised Anxiety Disorder and they agreed. And that agreement was such a relief! I worked with therapists, have worked out which medications and activities help and which ones hurt and now I feel like I have control again.
I have always crafted but this shop helps me in two ways:
1- personally, keeping my hands busy and having something to DO when I get home or have down time keeps the demons at bay, and my hands from devil's work.
2 - I was incredibly ignorant of mental illness and was horrified by the myths that I believed about it.
Mental illnesses take on average between 5 and 10 years to be diagnosed.
So let's talk, let's help and let's promote. <3
Owner, Creator, Designer
Hi! I'm Amy. I make beautiful crafty things to promote positive mental health and wellbeing. Each sale donates £1 to Mind. <3
Craft Fair Assistant
Laura loves freebies. She works for necklaces and food offerings. She helps me at craft fairs, and we get mistaken for twins all the time.
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Returns and exchanges
International (non EU countries): I will accept returns from International shoppers, if you let me know within 14 days from receipt of the item that you wish to return it. All returned items must be in unused condition (unless faulty - see below). Return postage is the responsibility of the buyer. Please retain proof of posting, and make sure that the item is posted within 7 days of our conversation. If you wish to make an exchange, then postage both ways is to be paid by the buyer.
Lost items: Royal Mail does not consider an item lost until 15 working days have passed. Please allow plenty of time to arrive. Replacements will be offered where possible, otherwise a refund.
Faulty Items: If your item doesn't arrive in perfect condition, then a full refund will be offered on return of the item, at which point I will reimburse fully plus return postage costs.