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Summer Inspirations | English Garden Dreaming

Posted 4 months ago by Katie Craven in Living

The English summer has arrived, along with it the magnificent colours of the season featuring blue skies and vibrant wildflowers aplenty. I for one am ready to bask in these warm, sweet sunny days, exploring the beautiful English countryside with all this season has to offer, adventuring in the great outdoors and watching the wildlife […]

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Sparking Moments of Joy in the New Year

Posted 9 months ago by Katie Craven in Living

As we enter the New Year, you may have a list of dreams or goals that you wish to achieve in 2019, and it is undoubtedly an exciting time for dreaming and planning for the new year ahead; one that is full of fresh possibilities, holding within it wonderful moments, people and experiences yet to […]

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British Birds Greeting Card Collection

Posted 1 year ago by Katie Craven in News

  We are delighted to announce the launch of our latest British Birds greeting card collection which features delicate, hand illustrated designs that have been inspired by mornings spent in the garden, watching the birds as they flutter around the meadows catching insects to feed to their newly hatched chicks, whilst being surrounded by the […]

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The Story of Butterflies & Joy

Posted 1 year ago by Katie Craven in Living

Joy, described as a feeling of great pleasure and happiness, and however experienced, it is regarded as one of the most magnificent and beautiful emotions we can possibly encounter as a human being.   At Katie Craven, we believe in living in a kinder, gentler world, where beauty and simple moments are cherished. We love […]

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Winter Wonderland

Posted 1 year ago by Katie Craven in Living

For just over a week, we shut our Ribble Valley studio for the holidays to head home to the Yorkshire Dales, where my family live in a cosy cottage nestled in a picturesque village in the Craven Dales. We spent Christmas in a traditional British way; cosied up by the fire with loved ones, playing […]

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5 Simple Ways Hygge Can Help Us to Live Happier Lives

Posted 2 years ago by Katie Craven in Living

The danish concept ‘hygge’, pronounced ‘hue-guh’, is about the feeling we get when we create a sense of cosiness, warmth, connection and wellbeing. Hygee is a pursuit of everyday happiness; the art of savouring simple pleasures on a daily basis. Whilst enjoying a ‘hyggelig’ moment, the danish seek comfort whilst slowing down and paying attention […]

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7 Valuable Lessons That Nature Can Teach Us

Posted 2 years ago by Katie Craven in Living

10 years ago I set out to spend the summer in North America, to live and work at a Girl Scout camp situated in a magical forest located in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York. With 443 acres of pristine wilderness, including an 80-acre lake and home to black bears, skunks, coyotes, river otters […]

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