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Craftivism: Protest, Handmade With Love

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Craftivism: Protest, Handmade With Love

Craftivism, as you have may have guessed from the word, is the act of creative engagement in political and social issues; to make the world a better place through crafting and its beautiful output. I recently posted a photo of a small craftivist project I’d worked on – a surgical face mask with ‘Covid isn’t over just because you’re over it’ stitched on – on Instagram, and it blew up. I had a lot of supportive shares and a lot of anti-mask pro-conspiracy comments, but what it proved? The power of gentle protest. I discovered craftivism almost by accident, as...

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Growing Old Disgracefully

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Growing Old Disgracefully
The older I get, the less f*cks I give. Here's why!

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Sharing Small Business Spooks: My Halloween Gift Guide 2019

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Sharing Small Business Spooks: My Halloween Gift Guide 2019
Here are my top picks for Halloween 2019, all handcrafted and made with love by small businesses. I'm in no way affiliated with these babes, nor do I receive anything for sending this out, but as always, I want to promote and empower brilliant women. Not all girls are witches!

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Starting Up and Celebrating Success

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Starting Up and Celebrating Success

July 2019 THIS MONTH, I MOVED CURIOUS TWIST INTO A NEW STUDIO, IN A COMMUNITY HUB ON THE OTHER SIDE OF TOWN TO THE BUSINESS’ PREVIOUS HOME. ON MORE THAN A FEW OCCASIONS, I’VE HAD TO PINCH MYSELF TO BELIEVE THAT THIS IS REALLY HAPPENING TO ME – IT’S BEEN A FAST AND CRAZY RIDE! It was only October of last year that I moved Curious Twist HQ into my existing studio, and I did so without really knowing if I could afford the space or if I even really needed it. Like I think many women who reach personal...

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Less bitchin', more stitchin': How Design and Friendship Combined in a Feminist Friendship!

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Less bitchin', more stitchin': How Design and Friendship Combined in a Feminist Friendship!
How Design and Friendship Combined in a Feminist Friendship!

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