Tag: craft

A break for crafting and self-care…

As this post goes live, I will be at the CAPERS Passage to Motherhood conference in Brisbane, Australia, and I rather hope that I will be spending a bit of my time in the red tent crafting area which is…

We’re headed down under!

Suitcases are packed, liquids are corralled in the obligatory ziplock bag and – perhaps most importantly of all for me – my craft case is full to bursting with projects for me to make on the plane and while I’m…

How to make your own vagina!

On my recent tours around the UK and Australia, I met many lovely midwives and birth folk who had great ideas for keeping birth normal and promoting women’s knowledge and confidence.  One was Susan Stephenson, a midwife in Yorkshire who…

Advice for flying when pregnant…

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ (RCOG) Patient (sic) Information Committee has recently produced a leaflet offering advice to women who are considering undertaking air travel when pregnant. The leaflet is based upon the RCOG Scientific Impact Paper Air…

15 ways to knit a uterus

As promised to a participant in a recent craft and birth session, today I am sharing my collection of links to free knitting and crochet patterns for uteruses (or uteri – I’m never quite sure?!) and other body parts.  If…

Home-made birth hearts recipe…

I’ve written a lot of research-focused posts recently; here’s a crafty one to balance that out…  I’m still planning to write something more general about the way I use craft in birth and midwifery education, so if that is of…

Knitted breast patterns and exchange

I just wanted to share a post I spotted on Knit for Peace earlier this week, which links to a couple of free patterns for knitted breasts and offers to get them to the right people.  So if you have…