Craft Goals For The New Year

Craft Goals For The New Year

There’s just something about the cold weather, warm hearts, and buttery baked goods that can make you feel so appreciative this time of year. And if you’re anything like me, you’re probably wondering how time could have possibly gone by so fast. While I would love to...
Coping With the Holiday Blues Through Crafting

Coping With the Holiday Blues Through Crafting

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Well, maybe not for all of us. The mantle is dressed, the fireplace is blazing, and the highly anticipated holiday season is finally here. So why do you feel so blue? It’s totally normal to feel lonely around the holidays,...
3 Big Reasons to Shop Small this Holiday Season

3 Big Reasons to Shop Small this Holiday Season

Whether it’s picking up groceries, holiday shopping, or even crafting, when it comes to making decisions for your household, it often comes down to your bottom line. If you’re used to buying your grocery store’s $2 loaf of bread, why on Earth would you buy the locally...
Crafting for the Holidays

Crafting for the Holidays

And just like that, the holidays are here! As soon as the discount bins are filled with this year’s Halloween candy, it’s time to start gearing up for the holiday season. Though it’s easy to get wrapped up in the madness of giving, shopping, and spending, here at Bear...
Quality Assurance: Support Your Local Farmer!

Quality Assurance: Support Your Local Farmer!

In today’s society, there’s a real desire to get back to basics. Perhaps it came from the rise of farm-to-table restaurants? Or maybe it sprouted from consumers realizing that some of the best goods are being curated right in their own neighborhoods? Whatever it may...
8 Things You Should Know About Needle Felting

8 Things You Should Know About Needle Felting

Needle felting is an amazing activity fit for people from all walks of life, and it’s clear to see why. There’s nothing quite like sitting down for a relaxing afternoon of crafting. Whether you’re just getting started or have a few projects under your belt, you might...
Nighttime Routines: Needle Felting & Self-Care

Nighttime Routines: Needle Felting & Self-Care

There’s no question, self-care is this year’s hottest topic. With 80% of Americans afflicted with stress, it’s safe to say we could all use a little self-care to ensure we are aligned with the best version of ourselves. Now, we all know breakfast is the most important...
Needle Felting, Confidence & Community

Needle Felting, Confidence & Community

If there’s one thing for sure, it’s that we could all use a little more human connection these days. Trapped behind our screens, bogged down by social media, and worn out from wearing our mother, sister, wife, teacher hats, it’s easy to succumb to low self-esteem and...
Why Needle Felting Is Great For Your Health

Why Needle Felting Is Great For Your Health

There’s something absolutely magical about walking into a craft store. With endless possibilities and new projects awaiting at every turn, it’s no wonder felters quickly become obsessed with the project at hand. But beyond the thrill of parading through the local...
Chronic Pain? Manage it with Crafts.

Chronic Pain? Manage it with Crafts.

More and more these days, you hear about people living with chronic pain. Whether due to an autoimmune condition, an old injury, or a myriad of other things, chronic pain is, well, chronic. Thankfully, researchers in England have discovered a link between crafting and...
Art Therapy through Felting

Art Therapy through Felting

As anyone with a crafting habit can tell you, making art can be a very therapeutic process. Heck, even just stabbing wool against a block can work wonders for melting away frustrations of the day. But, for many, more targeted therapeutic exercises can be so helpful...