You want to be happy, overflowing with creativity, peacefulness, and gratitude.

But you’re stuck.

Every day seems to be a mundane repeat of the previous days.  Instead of overflowing with creativity, you are filled with stress, packed schedules, and never-ending to-do lists.  You’re overwhelmed, bored, and yearning for more.

If you do find a moment to create, you stop yourself out of fear, guilt, or that nasty comparison trap.

I feel your pain because I used to be in the same hectic, negative place.  A trip to Kenya and a book called 7 changed all of that.  Ever since, I have been on a mission to simplify my own life and embrace the things I love.  The biggest lesson I’ve learned so far is that baby steps are the key.

John C. Maxwell said “You will never change your life until you change something you do daily” and I happen to agree.

Small changes every day can lead you wherever you want to go.


I’m Jen Fletcher and I created this space to encourage you to explore creativity again by giving you a place to start.

Last summer I stopped in the Lovely Messes shop, and for the first time in my life I wanted to try my hand at embroidery. Her shop is so well curated that I immediately felt life would be better if I could stitch.” ~Dana R.

The free Lovely Intentions series will gently nudge you down a new path to rediscover how to embrace peacefulness, creativity, and gratitude in the everyday.

Our embroidery kits will guide you step by step through several basic stitches.  The patterns celebrate the places you’ve been and the simpler things in life.