Monday Happy List

Monday Happy List {Week 344}

dog at garden centre

Starting the week by writing the Monday Happy List  is something I’ve been doing for a while. It’s a chance for me to sit down and reflect on the things that made me happy in the previous week, as well as to record some of our family adventures. It’s a post I always love to write.

Monday Happy List {Week 344}

My daughter and I both got our first hair cuts in 6 months! It felt so good to visit the hairdresser again and have a good tidy up too.

A few years ago I bought myself a Signs of the Sewdiac sub box by Samantha Claridge. Signs of the Sewdiac was a 12 month subscription box and I purchased a few boxes but never completed the set. I discovered one of the little stitchy projects when I was having a sort out – Box 2 Pisces which featured The Storks or two pairs of embroidery scissors. I used a simple backstitch to go over the outline of the design. The metallic thread was a real pain but worked well on the small project.

Signs of the Sewdiac embroidery hoop

To celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week I bought myself one of the new adult version of the Happy Journal. My 9 year old loves her Happy Journal so I wanted to try it for myself.

The weather was pretty poor over the weekend but we took the pup to the garden centre to pick up some new plants. He loves a visit to the garden centre and we placed him in a trolley so he could see everything. He looked very cute and had a great time.

I was glad I had booked myself on an online Boro stitch mending workshop as part of Hey Craft! an event to raise awareness for mental health during Mental Health Awareness Week. It was organised by the Craft Council and really fun to try something new. Boro means rags in Japanese, and it involves using offcuts of kimonos to upcycle and repair clothes.

Have a great week!


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    Aimee AMALA
    May 17, 2021 at 11:40 am

    I love the cross stitch, I cross stitch a lot and it really helps with my mental health. Not heard of that mag, i will have to check it out!

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    Yeah Lifestyle
    May 17, 2021 at 9:39 pm

    Sounds like a good week, my daughter owns a Happy Journal and totally loved writing and doodling in it, hope your daughter enjoys learning more about herself too

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    May 18, 2021 at 3:07 am

    Haha! I can relate to the haircut thing! It was something good to feel again.. But right now its growing back and getting long again. Maybe its time again for another visit hehe

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    Natasha Mairs
    May 18, 2021 at 9:45 am

    I really love that embroidery! I never knew they did an adult version of the Happy journal. My daughter has one. will have to pop over and have a look

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    May 18, 2021 at 10:14 am

    Congratulations on the haircuts. It does feel good especially after so long. Bet you felt so much better after that xxx

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    Rhian Westbury
    May 18, 2021 at 2:04 pm

    It’s such a great feeling getting your hair cut again isn’t it?! The weather here has been pretty rubbish too, I want to do some more work in the garden but the weather keeps putting me off x

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    Rebecca Smith
    May 19, 2021 at 9:01 pm

    I am desperate for a haircut, glad to hear you managed to get yours done! Sounds like a good week for you all.

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    Laura | Eco'ish Laura
    May 20, 2021 at 10:46 pm

    I was so excited to get my hair cut the other week, felt like a whole new person afterwards. Your signs of the sewdiac embroidery looks beautiful!

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