Bats In My Belly And Spooky Goings On At Inspiration House

Over the years I’ve been fortunate to have a passion to inspire imaginations and also work alongside many people who are passionate about this too. So I wanted to share with you some of the things that’s we’ve been getting up to behind the scenes and explain why I have had bats in my belly!

We're updating all our Creation Station leaflets to really communicate the value of shared

Babies & Mummies  enjoying creative fun at  'Baby Discover' Babies & Mummies enjoying creative fun at 'Baby Discover'

fun creative journey’s. So to capture the essence of the shared fun we converted our training room into a studio, filled it with some wonderful children, parents and child-minders and a lot of glitter! Matt Austin, took some great  photos. So I’m still finalising the leaflets – it’s taken longer than I hoped, but I really needed to understand how best to communicate the value of creativity - I’ll keep you posted about this. We've added some of the images to our facebook so click here to see 

Still on the filming theme we were delighted to be asked to show some easy low cost ideas to do with children over half term for a Mumsnet and Barclay card Shop Talk chat

Bats rather than Butterflies in my belly Bats rather than Butterflies in my belly

show. So I was feeling a bit nervous - like I had 'bats in belly', as against butterflies! So off I went to London with spooky milk carton ghosts and decorated vegetables! If someone had stolen my bag they would have got a bit of a spooky surprise!

It was fab to meet the inspiring Andrea McLean (from Loose Women amongst other things), Katie O'Donovan  from Mumsnet and Emily Leary - top blogger. It was also great to meet 'This is Dare' and 'Across the Pond' film producers, my big thanks go to everyone  who helped get rid of my bats!  You can see the Shop Talk chat show here: [youtube=]

We’ve been having a bit of a spooky time with creative Halloween ideas. Jude, our in house Creative sparkler, has created loads of activity ideas – if you haven’t seen our enjoy creative fun blog head over as there are loads of ideas and fun things to do.

As I am sure you know,  creative activities are such a great way to inspire children. To help with

Win a Creation Station Art  Party Win a Creation Station Art Party

this, we have a big promotion on our Facebook giving away a FREE Art Birthday party. Pop over to our Facebook and like our page as this competition launches soon. Our franchise team also have lots of local classes running too, so you don't have to wait  for a birthday to enjoy creative fun!

Amongst all this fun stuff we have been inundated with enquiries for people to grab part of the government funding to help start up their own Creation Station or Create Club franchise. In fact we are about to take on another person to help with the calls. We’ve even had to add in another date for our free Discovery Event where people can come along and find out more - so we're of to  York on 9th November and Exeter on 30th November.  I do love these events, Maggie (or as we call her magic Mag's)  does a fab job organising everything. We get to meet really inspiring people and to do a bit of gluing and sticking too - Perfect day! We now only have a few spaces left on our November training for new franchise owners and may have to run a December training session too - which is all great news.

So that's my news to date. There is the 'big storm' brewing outside, so I'm  about to light the fire in my front room and have a movie afternoon with Duncan and our boys.  That's the great thing about bad weather it's an excuse to do something  fun together indoors!

Hope your week is inspiring

sarahs signature





Sarah Cressall

The Muma


What people say

Excellent 4.8/5

6740 reviews on Trustpilot

* * * * *
29th Jun

Excellent service! Great choices!

In the middle of lockdown, we ordered a number of craft packs from Alexis and were very pleased with the service. She helped us to choose some fantastic kits that our 4 year old loved. They were all great quality and personally delivered very quickly. I have already and would continue to highly recommend the creation station. I also run a homeschooling group on Facebook and can confirm that the members have all been really pleased with the offering and service available.

* * * * *
26th Jun

I absolutely loved Nats class!

I absolutely loved Nats class!! She made myself and my daughter feel so welcome on zoom!!! The class had a really cosy, casual feel, but I also learnt a new skill!!! Nat took time to make sure each of us felt confident! She valued our art and gave us lots of praise! I'm not arty, but I came away thinking I can do this!! This was my first class with Nat, and I will definitely be joining one of her classes again!!

* * * * *
26th Jun

Fabulous Alexis

Had a fab online mandala class with Alexis last night from the comfort of my own garden in North Staffs. Alexis made the whole thing really easy to follow, went the extra mile with our resources and I was super pleased with the result. She's also provided craft packs for my kids during lockdown which have been amazing.

* * * * *
24th Jun

Online Mandala Class

I really enjoyed the online Mandala class with Nat at Stafford South. She was really great at explaining the technique and made sure everyone felt at ease. There was a good mix of conversation and concentration! Nat was very professional, friendly and encouraging. I will definitely be doing more of her online classes in the future.

* * * * *
24th Jun

Mandala class…

I attended the online Mandala class last with Nat, I loved it Nat made me fell at ease and had a great time creating some art. Something I am going to do with my children this week. Thank Nat!

* * * * *
23rd Jun

Amazing mandala online class

Amazing class, Nat is a natural and it was lovely to see new faces and meet new people!

* * * * *
23rd Jun

Very creative and different projects

Very creative and different projects! Fun for the kids!

* * * * *
21st Jun

Create club

Amazing online Create Club. We have searched for interesting things to do online during lockdown and when the create club was recommended to us by others we signed up. We purchased 5 online sessions and so far we have completed 3. My daughter has enjoyed each week and so far her favourite was 'The Arctic'. She enjoys seeing some of her classmates and friends via zoom. Sara delivers everything you need for each week which makes everything very simple and enjoyable!! Looking forward to the next session!

* * * * *
18th Jun


Great, I get time for myself and my 9 year old loves it, Lyn is very patient and interactive Well done Lyn ?

* * * * *
18th Jun

Online button canvas session was…

Online button canvas session was thoroughly enjoyable and most absorbing. Really pleased with finished result.