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Happiness is... Time for books, papercut flowers, hand-drawn fonts, family photography, screen-free creativity, new intentions, natural inspirations, hygge gifts, yoga ski... and knowing who you are.

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J U L E S TAY LO R Editor Email: projectcalm@immediate.co.uk

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08 Ideas for tranquil spaces 11 Why we love a good read 14 Inspired by: print 16 Profile: Bold & Noble 18 READ poster & instructions 21 Must-visit bookshops 25 Ladies of letterpress 29 Historical heroines 34 Easy-to-make bookmarks 36 Handcraft your book covers 40 Draw your own font 043

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54 Nature news, ideas & events 57 RHS florals to colour in 58 Fill your house with plants 66 Make a papercut flower 70 Grow hyacinths in a glass jar 72 Inspired by: trees 74 What do trees teach us? 78 Create a leaf linocut card 80 Learn to love the rain!

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106 Chill-out choices for you 109 Down-to-earth yoga 113 Hygge as a way of life 114 Make boxes and stickers 116 Hygge cushion pattern 117 Win knitting kits 120 Happiness know-how 122 Profile: Leena Normington 124 Finding yourself: a poem 044

126 Inner smile meditation 128 Susannah Conway column

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A n n e ’s ‘ S t e p a w a y. . .’ p r i n t h e l p s h e r s t a y o n t r a c k . A n d a t h e r c r e a t i v e a g e n c y / f a r m i n t h e N e t h e r l a n d s , e v e r y o n e h a s t o g e t t h e i r h a n d s d i r t y. . . “I live and work in a very tiny town 10 minutes from Amsterdam Central Station. The backyard of the city. We (my boyfriend Dirk and our daughter Vosse) moved here two years ago and lived in the shed for eight months while renovating the ‘big’ house. Now we rent out the shed as a tiny bed and breakfast house and I also use it as my workspace when there are no guests (airbnb.nl/rooms/12193209). “Remember when you were a kid and someone asked you what you wanted to be? We’re sure your answer wasn’t ‘Whatever I do, I want to sit behind a computer. All day, every day.’ But think about it – that is what most of us do. From bankers to designers. That’s why we loved the idea of running an agency/farm, where everyone has to get their hands dirty

and do a little farm work next to their regular job. This would also mean that next to your paycheck you get a piece of the harvest. So far it’s been working out. We moved to the countryside and I try to create things by hand as much as I can. I love the combination of design and handwork in letterpress printing. The ‘Ma’am Step Away from the Computer ’ print actually says it all. And it’s totally made by hand. A great reminder to stay on track! “There is a great letterpress workshop in Amsterdam called Grafisch Werkcentrum – they have all the letterpress recourses one would need. So I try to hang out there as much as I can which, despite my ‘Step away’ motto, is still not enough!” For more information, go to www.lafarme.nl


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As the bookmarks come already perforated, you can just tear them off and u s e . Fo r a s l i c k e r f i n i s h , a n d t o a d d f i n i s h i n g t o u c h e s , h e r e ’ s o u r a d v i c e . . . 1. For a neat finish along the perforated edges of the long side of the bookmarks, carefully trim off any excess using a sharp craft knife and ruler (or scissors). 2. If you’d like to add string, ribbon or thread to your bookmark, you’ll need to punch a hole. Line up the hole punch with the white circle marked on the bookmark.

3. We used string, but you can choose something more fancy such as velvet ribbon or fabric binding. 4. We like the idea of doubling-up the use of the bookmarks as gift tags, inserting them into a book you’re giving as a gift and writing a loving message on them. But, of course, you can keep them just for yourself!


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There is no wi-f i in the mountains but you will find a better connection. TRAVEL We’ve been thinking about mountains this issue; the isolation they offer makes them a natural choice for meditation and relaxation. Whether you’re learning from the journey by climbing to the top yourself, or you’re reaching the summit via a chairlift, the view is always breathtaking. Maybe that’s why mountains are so spiritual. If you feel like you’ve never ‘peaked’ (literally or metaphorically) then make this the year that you do...


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Happiness is... Time for books, papercut flowers, hand-drawn fonts, family photography, screen-free creativity, new intentions, natural inspirations, hygge gifts, yoga ski... and knowing who you are.

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