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Neuroscientist Explains Why Crafting Is Great For Mental Health -
We all have our hobbies, the things we like to do to de-stress after a long day, to unwind and indulge in something we really enjoy. If you’ve never tried knitting, the results of this study may just be enough to convince you to take up the habit. Knitting therapist Betsan Corkhill surveyed 3,545 knitters, …

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Cross Stitch Pegboards | Craft & Creativity

No matter what you call them - hama beads, ironing beads or perler beads, these boards are incredibly fun. Not just for kids, you can make your patterns and create your own art. I adore the bottom patterns - very Cath Kidston - and I think they’d make great coasters. Look for the beads in the kids section of your craft store, and make sure to pick up a pegboard too!

DIY Easy Paracord Buddy Keychain or Charm Tutorial from Craft and Creativity.

These are really cheap and easy to make - you only need to know 1 knot for the body of “buddy”. Of course only an adult should use the lighter to melt and secure the cords at the end. 


The Department of Awesomely Good Deeds has taken a turn for the steampunk. Meet Maddie, after undergoing spinal surgery to treat a fractured T12 vertebrae caused by a car accident, she has to wear a brace during her recovery period. But Maddie didn’t like the brace she was originally given, that is, until Maddie’s friend and theatre nerd Sarah helped turn it into something fantastic.

Together they used paint, stencils, and appliqués to turn the plain white brace into an awesome piece of shiny steampunk armor. Now it’s a whole lot more than a conspicuous orthotic device and Maddie doesn’t mind having to wear it.

As Maddies mother told EPBOT:

“Best part, now folks are intrigued, and come up and ask why she has to wear it rather than just staring.”

[via Fashionably Geek]