Twitter is fab for meeting other mums who run their own businesses or have great ideas of things to do with your children. One such mum is Emma Collins (@docraftscc on twitter). Emma as well as being a mum to two gorgeous young daughters, finds time to run her own PR firm AND is manager of a fantastic online community called The Creativity Club. I don’t know how she fits it all in!
Emma and I connected a few week ago and she told me about the club; “I am on a little mission (well big actually!) to get more parents to do modern day scrapbooking, make handmade cards and to stop looking at crafting as just child’s play. It’s THE perfect me time! (I scrapbooked some baby photographs of my eldest daughter last night and I found it very therapeutic and emotional).”
So this week’s guest blog post is from Emma on just why she loves craft activity with her kids and why she thinks that more mums would love it if they gave it a go.
An Online Craft Club for Mums & Children
Becoming the manager of one of the UK’s fastest growing online craft clubs has been really exciting.
After having my first daughter in 2009 and my second daughter in 2010 I was lost in sleep deprivation, far too much washing and trying to be the domesticated wife my husband thought he married (he soon discovered he was wrong but by then it was too late!) but this year I have found my voice and have fallen in love all over again.
www.docrafts.com/creativity-club is now my new home. It’s not just a job, or a business. It’s much more than that. It’s a creative outlet and the home of life-changing discovery of finding your passion. You will discover a sense of vitality as you delve into this fabulous world of Creativity. It’s the perfect place to push your creative boundaries.
If you’re not familiar with the craft industry then I fear that you are really missing out on something truly special. The creation of beautiful handmade cards and telling stories in modern day scrapbooking is such a beautiful way to be creative. There is no right or wrong way of doing it and there isn’t any urgency about it or the need to be super creative.
The trend of upcycling and recycling has encouraged today’s society to become thriftier and less wasteful. As a result many people find themselves being far craftier than they ever knew they were.
Not forgetting the incredible pattern design world we live in. The papers and embellishments to complete your masterpiece makes you feel like you have been sucked into an Aladdin’s cave full of treasures and the child-like excitement takes over, making you want to explore far more closely the intricate detail of every gorgeous paper, button and stamp.
The Creativity Club is all about paper crafting at its very best. A wealth of inspiring and technique driven projects, beautifully presented TV shows, a colossal library of exclusive downloadable content to get those creative sparks flying and whether you’re brand new to crafting or someone who has been crafting for a while, the online Creativity Club creates the perfect community to belong to.
- Membership is £13.50 for 6 months and £24 for 12 months.
- Emma also writes at www.lifeasmummy.wordpress.com and www.emmacollinspr.com
- Emma has worked for the same company (docrafts) since she graduated from university with a journalism degree in 2004 after falling in love with the creative craft industry.