Take some time out with Mindful Makes in Minutes by Violet Studio
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- Written by: Crafter's Companion
With everyday life often being so hectic and stressful, it can be tough to find “you time”.
Whether it’s after a busy day at work or a manic school run, trying to take some quality time to unwind is so important for your mental health and well-being.
No matter if you have just 10 minutes or the luxury of 60 minutes spare in your day, take some time to yourself, calm your mind and get creative with the brand-new Mindful Makes in Minutes range from Violet Studio.
With over 10 items in the range, including macrame, embroidery, flower pressing and more, you’ll be truly spoiled for choice. Each kit comes with a mindful message printed on the box opening, and 12 affirmation cards to encourage people to take a mindful moment for themselves or to pass on to a friend in need.
Check out some of the kits below.
Did you know that Macramé has a soothing effect on the mind?
Focusing on the task at hand allows a person to feel more positive emotions and calm. The motions and movements involved create a meditative atmosphere where it’s just you and your craft.
From mini rainbows to plant hangers, Violet Studio covers all bases when it comes to Macramé.
The mindful focus of pressing or displaying your preserved blooms can be surprisingly relaxing. They can be a memento of a walk, and a way to note the shift of the seasons through their changing flowers.
Not only will you receive a flower pressing tool, but a quaint mini frame too, to display your freshly pressed florals.
Embroidery can help us engage in mindfulness, keeping us in the present moment, and silencing the parts of the brain implicated in generating negative emotions.
Sewing-based activities like the embroidery hoop and stitched wooden decorations featured in the range activate beta waves in the brain. These trigger feelings of contented satisfaction as the brain engages in problem-solving.
Colouring asks us to focus on how we choose and apply colour in a design to bring our awareness to the present moment.
This process is similar to meditation, we let go of any thoughts about tomorrow or yesterday, or what we are going to do when we finish. We feel more relaxed by paying attention to the present moment. We are also practising training our minds to focus which can help in our study and work.
With the Colour In Postcards kit, you can sit back and relax, letting your creativity flow.
Incorporating a simple physical practice like shaping clay is not only a way to enhance mindfulness, but also to discover the patterns of your mind.
Clay facilitates a tactile sensory experience that invites a mind-body interconnectedness – it’s a fluid process that allows you to physically communicate thoughts through clay
The Mini Clay Decorations kit lets you make small and simple clay decorations for yourself and others. These are easily personalised and make perfect permanent gift tags!
Are you eager to get creative and take time for yourself?
The full Mindful Makes in Minutes range by Violet Studio is coming soon to Crafter’s Companion. Keep your eyes peeled!