My aim is to help people feel inspired and get more creative. I’d love everyone to realise that creativity isn’t just limited to painting like one of the masters!

The main categories I blog about are ways to nourish your creativity, and specific art and craft projects and tutorials.

If you’re new here and want to start with some of my most popular posts, check out the following:

I started this blog to talk about all of the things I love with other people who love them too. I know that lots of people will be in a similar situation to me, wanting to embrace and enhance their creativity and look after their mind and body.

Maybe you have a distinctly uncreative job, maybe you are constantly rushing around and need more me-time, or maybe you are just interested in trying something new – those are all great reasons to get inspired and be creative.


If you want to know a bit more about who’s behind Birch and Button, read on! My name is Stacey and I’m a thirty-year-old English girl living in south Wales. I originally come from a town in Suffolk, and have lived in south Wales since going to university in Swansea.

I love anything creative, and for me that includes art, crafts and upcycling, and also cooking and baking. (It’s creativity with food, after all!)

THINGS I LIKE: Being creative, red wine, reading, tea, yoga, gin, sunshine, food, animals, stand-up comedy, being outside

THINGS I DISLIKE: Spiders and other creepy crawlies, pessimism, the word “moist”, noisy eaters

I’m also on Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter, so feel free to look me up.

So that’s a little about the blog and me – the only thing left to say now is that I hope you enjoy your time here at my little corner of the web!



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  1. Hi, there, my name is Belinda and I love all crafty things, but my favourites are drawing and knitting. I stumbled upon your site whilst looking for ideas for my artwork. I use water colour pencils with various other mediums. I recently brought a pack of Spectrum Aqua pens, which are wonderful, if a little expensive! I’m always trying to think of ways to present my art to sell, getting stuck here lol. Thankyou for this site xx

    Posted on 20 November 2016 at 11:23 AM
    1. Thank you so much, Belinda! I haven’t tried any of the Spectrum brand pens so I’d be interested to see what you’ve done with them :mrgreen:

      Posted on 22 November 2016 at 9:48 PM
  2. you asked to tell you what i am having trouble with as far as be creative . i love to paint with acrylics and i am following a teacher at a school of arts and he taught about the color wheel and i understand to a point but i still dont quite get it yet but im getting there. may be someone elses explaination would help i have asked a couple of people already . but right now that is what i need to learn about and probably proportion . sometimes my proportion is off in my paintings .

    Posted on 18 October 2017 at 11:15 PM