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Knit or Crochet Christmas holiday gifts?

Knit or Crochet Christmas holiday gifts? In a year that has been like no other, a terribly sad loss of life, long lasting side effects, restrictions on trips out, businesses closed down or temporarily shut, and job loss, it’s had me wanting more than ever to produce hand crafted gifts that mean a lot to me and hopefully to my recipient. But, are my recipients worthy? Do they understand the love, time, effort and expense that has gone into each creation? Do they know I specifically chose a project with them in mind! In the past I have given knitted, crocheted and sewn christmas and birthday gifts which have been well received, but I wonder if this year, the recipient...

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What's happening, I'm a monogamous knitter!

I have always preferred being a monogamous knitter. Dedicating my time to one project, allows my mind to stay focused, enjoy the project and see it through to the end. Whilst I’m knitting on this solitary project, I’m already planning my next move in my head... will it be a bigger, time consuming project like a shawl, or sweater or a quick gratifying knit, that doesn’t take a lot of time and gives me instant pleasure like socks, mittens or a hat?! In the past, when I have seen social media posts of others with many many projects on the go at one time, I admire them, being able to cope, but knew it wasn’t for me, I needed the...

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World Mental Health Day 10th October 2020

World Mental Health Day 10th October 2020   Today more than ever, our mental health is so important. The Pandemic has affected so many, whether it be sadly through the loss of a loved one, loss of a job, difficulties studying, isolation or general fear, stress and anxiety over our future.   The World Health Organisation - WHO, are organising The Big Event for Mental Health, today. Here is a link for you to read up on what will be happening and how you can join in: The Big Event for Mental Health We all need to take care of our mental health and wellbeing whether we have a mental health problem or not. Mental wellbeing describes how you are feeling...

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Welcome to BumpyChat

Hi, I am Antonia owner and creator of BumpyCrafts, a hand dyed yarn, project bag and accessories online shop. BumpyCrafts was born in December 2016 when I opened my first shop on etsy www.bumpycrafts.etsy.com. Now in 2020, having time to reevaluate my business, due to the Pandemic, I am wanting more flexibility with my online presence, and so I decided to create my own website www.bumpycrafts.com BumpyChat is my new blog space. It is somewhere I will share future BumpyCrafts and BumpyYarn ideas with you. Perhaps new bag designs, yarn colour ways or collection ideas, competitions and clubs or collaborations. I am always having new thoughts and inspirations and sharing them with you, I think, would be a great way to communicate with you...

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