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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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My 7 most disastrous periods (and why I make cotton sanitary towels)

Look, I know that I recently started a convo about disastrous periods on my Facebook page but I blame you lot entirely for the rest of this blog post. That’s because your stories triggered memories of my own most disastrous periods and, kraken lovers, it ain’t pretty. Now, because I make and sell handstitched cotton […]

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Washable facial pads (and everything you need to know about them)

Listen up, kraken lovers! If you fancy saving the planet you could start with these washable facial pads. Following the success of my cotton sanitary pads, these washable facial pads mean you can now top and tail yourself (NOT a euphemism) by chucking out cotton wool and hidden plastics for both your face and your […]

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Why I should tell you to be summer ready (but can’t bring myself to do it)

I’m in a summer-ready quandary, Kraken lovers. You see, it’s that time of year when we wimmin are repeatedly exhorted to be summer ready. If it’s not coming from ads it’s coming from the meedja so by that standard, I should be exhorting you to be summer ready too, right? RIGHT? After all Kraken Kreations […]

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9 Reasons Why You Should Stop Asking Creatives for Freebies

Have you ever asked a maker for freebies? Well if you have, steady yourself. You’re about to be, what the kids of today call, ‘woke’. That’s because lots of makers are routinely asked to provide freebies of their products to family, friends, charities and even strangers. It’s happened to me and to almost every other […]

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