Craft Your Own Happy

A collection of 25 creative projects to craft your way to mindfulness

Becci Mai Ford

Craft Your Own Happy is a collection of mindful craft projects to make you smile! Perfect for those moments when you need a bit of self-care and relaxation time.
Date Published :
March 2021
Publisher :
White Owl
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Illustration :
150 color illustrations
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Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781526747396

Dimensions : 11 X 8.5 inches
Stock Status : In stockPages : 128
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Suitable for beginners - you don't need to be a crafting expert to make the projects in this book! Includes easy to follow instructions and free templates.

Craft Your Own Happy is a collection of mindful craft projects to make you smile! Perfect for those moments when you need a bit of self-care and relaxation time.

Do you ever feel like you spend too much of your day staring at screens, feeling anxious or stressed out? If the answer is yes - then you need this book! The cute colorful projects have all been designed with the feel-good-factor in mind. Crafting can help to take you away from the worries and pressures of your daily life, and give you back those moments of slowness and focus which can help to reduce anxiety.

Unlike other craft books, this is a book that you can dip into and find projects based upon how you are feeling. So you can craft to suit your mood! There are 25 beginner friendly projects to choose from including cross stitching, embroidery, paper craft and more… Why worry when you can craft happy!

About The Author

Becci Mai Ford is a smiley maker who loves color. A keen crafter who enjoys making a mess, Becci started crafting at a young age and hasn’t stopped since! She is now the founder of Ellbie Co. a mindfulness craft kit company that aims to spread happiness through making!

Inspired by all things cute and a desire to combat anxiety by crafting. Becci currently works in Brighton out of her tiny rainbow filled office space (The make happy corner!). Where she designs new crafty projects, blogs and tries her best to brighten as many peoples days as possible. She is making life up as she goes along - and so far it’s been a lot of fun!


UK maker Ford calls many of her two-dozen-plus designs "Kawaii," or Japanese for cute. Her first collection, she notes, was inspired by a search to cure anxiety,remedied by mindfulness creation. Truly simple to fashion, and requiring little in monetary outlay and effort, these 25 projects examine the ways in which crafting, even for a few minutes, can catapult readers into a flow state, distracting and calming anxious minds. Some of the offerings: a pompom footstool, clay diorama, pressed flower phone case, and toast-shaped make-up bag (complete with a face!). Templates at the end enable success, while captioned color photographs of how-tos, complete "needed materials" lists, and step-by-step directions support making activities. Many of Ford's comments will resonate in these pandemic days, like “there’s something therapeutic about gently stabbing a piece of merino wool repeatedly” and “being organized is a form of self-care.”

- Booklist

“Crafters, especially beginners, and lovers of kawaii will be sure to find something they like in this book with its wide variety of projects. Recommended also for those looking for fun projects to do with children.”

- Library Journal