good reads : a Spoonful of happiness

Hello, hello! I do hope everyone in the UK is safe and well after the wild winds yesterday!? I know the forecast is still 'breezy' for today as Hurricane Katia passes us by. Stay safe you guys!

Now then, lets get on with some of that exciting news I've been promising you. Have you seen the latest issue of Spoonful yet!?

Spoonful, Issue 5 | Emma Lamb
Spoonful, Issue 5 | Emma Lamb

Spoonful has to be one of the loveliest wee indie zines I have ever had the pleasure of reading and delivers just as it promises on the cover, to be a wee happiness companion! This wonderful publication is the vision of the fabulous, passionate and creative woman Anthea Krook who has made it her mission to spread a wee bit of happiness one spoonful at a time...


"Spoonful is a short and inspiring little publication which, in light of our insanely busy lives and increasing ‘oh no, I must find time to read x’ can be finished by the end of a train ride. It’s quick to consume, beautifully soft, & after reading will genuinely make you smile."

Spoonful, Issue 5 | Emma Lamb
Spoonful, Issue 5 | Emma Lamb
Spoonful, Issue 5 | Emma Lamb

As soon as Issue 5 dropped through my wee letterbox I carefully opened the envelope, popped the kettle on, grabbed a few squares of yummy dark chocolate and read it from cover to cover in a jiffy... Then I stroked the cover a few times and smiled to myself - Anthea was right, it genuinely makes you smile, you just can't help yourself! After a few more moments I re-read it, this time taking more care over the beautiful pages and thoughtful words. Christine Laennec's short story on page 6 struck a particular chord and immediately made me think of the discussions I have with my Man to pass the time on long car journeys to visit our families, really touching!

Of course there is another reason I am particularly loving this issue and that is because the fabulous Anthea invited me to write the Craft Therapy article for it, yay! I can't tell you how thrilled I was to be asked, especially as it includes a wee project tutorial, double yay!

Spoonful, Issue 5 - featuring my Pretty Peggy Garland | Emma Lamb
Spoonful, Issue 5 - featuring my Pretty Peggy Garland | Emma Lamb

So I put on my very bestest granny chic thinking cap (metaphorically speaking that is as I am not really the hat wearing type!) and gathered together lots of yummy bits 'n' pieces and deliciously coloured threads to whip up a wee 'Pretty Peggy Garland', which I shall tell you more about tomorrow. Until then if you would like to have your own gorgeous copy of Issue 5 of Spoonful you can find it here or here or checkout the stockists page on the Spoonful website. Of course a bunch of the back issues are also available and I can't recommend them highly enough, I just know they will make you smile!

Emma, x

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9 comments

  1. Still very windy here in the North of England - but nothing really to be worried about :-)

    Love the look of Spoonful - wish it was my Birthday again so I could get a subscription :-(

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  2. I can tell from the images that I would enjoy this one! I'm looking to see if I can get it in the U.S. ! thanks for sharing..:)

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  3. Hi Emma!
    Always like your work! As soon as see the spoonful, had garantie that one of them come thruw Brazil!
    Cant wait to read that! Congrats!

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  4. Wow what a lovely publication, and congrats on the section! Thats so great! Its so lovely you could probably frame it! Well done & enjoy a celebration tea tonight to celebrate! x

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  5. Wow, the pattern article turned out beautifully. Emma--everything looks so pretty! And I'm thrilled to see you wearing the little necklace I made in your lovely artist photo! Congrats on the publication :) xoxo

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  6. Thank you so much everyone, I am so thrilled you all love Spoonful and thank you for your kind words about my wee article... :)

    Miss Ivy I purposefully picked out your gorgeous necklace for this wee photo shoot... I say 'photo shoot', I was doing my best to look more 'artful' next to my garland instead of exhausted while my Man did his best to capture me not looking like a doofus! Hehe... anyhoo, thank you my dear... :)

    Emma, x

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  7. Oh Emma, how nice! Congrats! Spoonful is so beautiful and inspiring publication. I need to visit their site and get an issue for me.

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  8. ooh, that is so cool, Emma. Love the look of that mag ~ it is gorgeous, just like your garland. Someday I'll learn how to do that, someday... ;) xo amy

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  9. Oh my dearest Emma, I am tickled to see lovely you in this adorable zine! I hope I can manage to get my hands on a copy!!! I am so happy for you and proud of you; your work, smile, and personality are so genuine.
    All my best, sadly on the run...hope to chat more soon!
    :)
    Trish
    xx

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