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Handcrafted Christmas Gift Ideas to Wow Your Loved Ones

It’s time for my handcrafted Christmas gift ideas! I know, it’s ‘only’ November but if you want to gift a Kraken Kreations you need to get on my order list NOW. Don’t forget that everything I make is stitched from scratch, which is why hitting up this website on December 15th will only end in […]

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11 Tricks to Stop You Comparing Creativity (And Why I Use Them All)

Be honest now. Comparing creativity is a trap that loads of us fall into. When I started sewing I compared my work to others so often that I was almost incapable of stitching. I became convinced that my work would never be as interesting, professional, functional or beautiful. Happily, that’s all changed and experience has […]

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Working parent + sewing = chaos

It’s Working Parents’ Day on Sunday 16 September. You know what that means, don’t you? It means laughing hollowly at the lunacy of making a living while a small human claims your soul via the medium of snot. Well, naturally my thoughts have turned to my own life as a working parent of Kraken Junior […]

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Sewing with depression (16 practical tricks and tips)

Look, we’ve all read about how activities such as sewing ease depression, right? Well that’s all delightful apart from one shrieking klaxon of a problem: no one ever tells us how to sew when we actually have depression. In fact, telling us to cross stitch when we can barely wash is like telling Boris Johnson […]

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