Sewing for stress relief

These past few weeks have been such an emotional ride for everyone, everywhere. Not only the news headlines, but it’s this time of the season that my dad’s health began to decline nine years ago. I can’t stop thinking about that time period. The only way I can process it all… is to power down, lock myself in the studio and make stuff.

This time around, I cranked up my sewing production.

Here’s the deal: I want this site to be a safe haven for everyone – I want you to come here to seek positivity and solace from stress. However you choose to respond to all that is going on in your life, sometimes it’s good to take a deep breath and collect your thoughts.

That’s where crafting comes in as therapy.  If you don’t want to go it alone, connect with friends and/or family. Sit down, create and just talk to each other. Doodle in a blank book, decorate a coloring book, sew, paint, collage, whatever settles your nerves. Anticipate the needs of your loved ones, release expectation.

I know it works for me, I feel much better these days, stronger, with a clearer focus. I use my creativity to burn off a lot of anxious energy.

That’s all I wanted to share, my mega stress release sew-a-thon!

How do you handle mental struggles, do you use art and craft to work through it as well?

Fabric collage bag


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Love & light,


4 Responses

  1. I just love this message! Thank you, so much for all you do, for everyone, and tonight, just for me. I’m going to spend all day tomorrow, sewing! I feel blessed and happy to have you as an online friend who is so inspirational!

  2. thank you for your encouragement to your fellow crafters and the beautiful projects you shared. the fabrics are wonderful and I must find them

  3. Great message. It is sage advice for us in turmoil in these trying times…and the pouches are wonderful results. Thank you for reaching out to all our hearts.

  4. Hola amiga. Yes, crafting and sewing is my happy place. Is just another world of joy ! Creando te desprende de todo lo mundano y el tiempo se pasa divertido y divino. GRACIAS Kathy porque siempre compartes y motivas.

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