Wednesday 22 June 2011

hobbies are good for your health
- but we already knew that

On Sunday, Alison of Little Island Quilting published a post entitled "Just Because". I left a comment about process v. product which led to Alison sending me this link from the Daily Mail.

It seems that researchers have caught up to what we crafters already know - hobbies are good for our health: they calm us, give us joy, encourage us to play and  promote our well-being in ways that "physical and outdoor activities could not"!

Long live creativity!


  1. Thanks for the link! Great article! - and we definitely know these things already which is one reason why we keep doing them, I think. :)

  2. We have known this for a long time....for so many, sewing/knitting is a passing fad; for some of us, it is the meat of our lives!

  3. Awesome :-) Those poor academics take a while to catch on!

  4. it's so true. Like many of us, I can attest to the multiple ways that knitting and sewing have provided outlets for my creativity, opened my world and given me a focus in times of difficulty. Can't imagine not having a 'thing' that's mine ever again.


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