Posts Tagged craft for health

Diary of a Designer: Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop Week # 4 Is it a Frame or a Coaster?

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

Wow– we’re on our 4th week of the blog hop and boy has it been fun!

So this weeks project is a actually a picture frame (die-cut by Eileen Hull). However, I love putting a new spin on something and decided that I’d make a “coaster” for my flowers (or this would be great for candles too!). And it was super simple and took me only about 5 or 10 minutes to make! LOVE THAT!

Here’s what I did! I used a black marker (you can you any color though) I doodled and scribbled and dotted and dashed around the frame components. Then glued them together, set a tealight holder in the center for some color and topped it off with some flowers and a vase! How fun is that!

Stay creative!
Kathy Peterson Inspired

P.S.  Don’t forget to follow along on the hop.  It’s easy, just click on the button to the left!  Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Diary of a Designer: Sew Cute Office Chair Makeover!

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

I meet the most creative people in almost every step of life! When I was introduced to Kristin Mathis of Distinctive Windows Inc. I was blown away with her lovely office chair slipcovers! Now that’s creative!

P.S. Be sure to visit her site at:

Crafts Super Show was Super Successful! by Kathy Peterson Inspired

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009


Kathy & Barb–The Craft Practitioners from at CHA Super Craft Show 2009

The Craft Practitioners from Craft For Health (that’s me and Barb Dehn) attended the first ever Craft Super Show in Orlando open to the public this past weekend!  We came armed with our lab coats and craft therapy anecdotes and gave a lot of people a good dose of crafting!

AND can I just say WOW, double WOW, nah—-Triple WOW!  The first ever Crafts Super Show in Orlando hosted by CHA –The Craft and Hobby Association— was outstanding.  People poured in the doors at 10 a.m on Friday and it’s estimated that nearly 5000 attendees showed up on the first day with pre-registration.  It was so inspiring seeing so many crafters come together with there friends, children and hubby’s and crafting themselves silly!


Nurse Barb’s first crafty Make it Take—She’s finally coming out of the craft closet!

Barb and I had so much fun and made so many new crafty friends.  It’s so empowering how crafting really brings people together.  We met knitters, painters, and so many other talented people.  We even bumped into Carol Duval, former HGTV super star, the Crafty Chica, The Impatient Beader, Terri O–CHA spokesperson, and Donna Dewberry!  Words can’t explain the fun we had last all last week.

And prior to the event, The Craft Practitioners were invited to get crafty with 4000 kids from Orange County.  (see more at www.CraftForHealth.comSpecial thanks to Darice, Glue Arts, Fibre Craft and I Love to Create for their product donations and helping all these kids!

It was a long week—– but sooooo much fun!  If you’re wild about crafting, please write and tell me about it!


Kathy P.

Book Giveaway –Journal Bliss

Friday, June 12th, 2009


My fellow design friend, Violette Clark, has offered to give away a copy of her newest book JOURNAL BLISS. Starting on June 15th you can visit and post your comment on her entry.  That’s all you have to do! Then we’ll draw a name from the comments for the winner. We’ll contact the winner and they’ll have a chance to send us their original art journal page and inspiring story about their own healing journey thourgh art journaling on Craft For Health.violette-journa-bliss-book-cover.JPG

Violette is one of my favorite artists and has so much spirit. Her art beams of color and thought provoking whimsey. We’re very excited about this give away at Craft For Health and I’m sure you’ll be empowered by her inspiring story of making art for her nephew who became paralized from a sport injury. Click here to enter starting June 15th.

Crafting Cookies Therapeutic and Healing

Thursday, May 28th, 2009


Aren’t these artful cookies decadently delicious?  Part of the joy I have in my life is meeting and networking with some really talented people from across the world.  I recently found an amazing artist/baker who makes the most beautiful cookies I’ve every seen.  Her name is Amber and she recently shared her inspiring story of therapeutic benefits of crafting cookies has on her.  Read more here  at Craft For Health.

Calling All Crafters! Craft For Health is on Craft Fire!

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009


Just wanted to say thanks for the overwhelmingly—positive—responses and blog entries at 

Whew, we are so blessed to have soooo many crafters and artists join us sharing their own inspiring stories about the therapeutic benefits of crafting.  I think you’ll really enjoy reading all the entries – can’t wait to have you.

Barb, my fellow Craft Practitioner, has been in NY all week doing a TV segment on a Medicine Cabinet Makeover for GMA Now and yesterday she presented Sally Fields an award for Boneva Pharma’s. 

We’re having a blast meeting so many wonderful people.  Join us won’t you?   We’d love for you to post your comments on the site and send us your own anecdotes on craft therapy!   A little craft will do ya some good! :)