The Healing Craft Series: Elizabeth

Name: Elizabeth
26 years old
United States
Instagram: @ohlizzi

About the series

The Healing Craft Series features creators sharing their thoughts and feelings on crafting and healing through crafting.

“I like to craft at any time of day on my couch because I have huge windows that look out on my patio with all my plants.”

Elizabeth, @ohlizzi

What kind of craft do you do and how long have you been doing it for?

I knit and crochet mainly, but I also am a fan of cross stitching. I learned how to cross stitch, knit and crochet all when I was 10 because my mom had a bunch of cross stitch supplies and used to crochet and hand knit.

What is your favourite place/time of day to craft and why?

I like to craft at any time of day on my couch because I have huge windows that look out on my patio with all my plants.

What inspires you (in life & in crafting)?

Mostly nature, my garden and seeing my friends create things as well.

How has/is crafting helping you and your mental health?

I started crafting again when things started shutting down in the United States. I manage at a restaurant and I was furloughed for about a month and just didn’t know what to do with all my time, and upon returning it was still extremely stressful and hard to navigate this new normal for working. So coming home after a super stressful day and making something was really helping me, because all I would normally do is make a drink, which isn’t a bad thing, but I couldn’t keep doing that every day.

What is your advice to other creators (or newly started creators)?

Just keep going, and try not to be a perfectionist! That’s my ultimate downfall and what causes me to spend a long time making things because I am constantly taking them apart and starting over if just one thing isn’t right..

Anything else you’d like to share?

Instagram and Youtube accounts that share patterns, techniques and shortcuts have really helped me continue to grow and get better at my crafts, and those are really the best ressources for someone just starting or picking it back up again.

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