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The Creation Station's Sarah Cressall features in Craft Business Magazine

Sarah Cressall's kitchen start-up business was designed to give her own three young boys, creative opportunities to spark their own journey of exploration, discovery and learning.   Sarah also thought that other people would enjoy running their own flexible and rewarding business.  That was 2002 and now The Creation Station has inspired over one million children and adults through an amazing team of one hundred plus franchise owners. The business has been recognised by a whole roomful of awards and has featured on BBC, CBeebies, ITV, SKY and MTV.   

There is no slowing down Sarah's drive to promote creativity.  Sarah's  book "Creative Sparks - ideas to inspire you and yours " shot to number one on Amazon within the first 24-hours. Since then, Sarah has been out and about speaking at events, conducting radio interviews and attending award ceremonies. With one focus in mind, Sarah continues to work to help promote creativity in all aspects of our lives including education, entertainment, recreation, well-being and care.     

Naturally, Craft Business magazine is a fitting publication for a one-to-one question & answers session with Sarah and here's what they talked about... 

Sarah Interview 1.1  

The Creation Station now provides  opportunities to get creative in lots of ways, from creative baby and preschool classes, arty parties, creative after-school clubs and school workshops, adults craft events and workshops for the elderly, plus event entertainment for corporate days, shopping centres and festivals. Activities include super slippery slime fun, to baby's first Christmas canvases, to painted wine glasses to shopping centre murals. 

The classes, events, parties & workshops are available for all ages, quite literally 0-99 years and beyond if you'd like! 
 

Sarahs Book Mock Up

Sarah's book, "Creative Sparks", details the journey of The Creation Station, but also Sarah's journey and how a creative approach has helped her as a child, mum and business owner.

The book is jam-packed with ideas and inspiration for you and yours and there are fifty-two low cost and easy ideas to inspire the kids plus lots of activities to help your own creative juices flow.

Sarah interview 1.2

Within the article, Sarah talks about what she looks for when introducing new business owners to The Creation Station, and what she believes is the magical ingredient to a successful creative business. When talking with Craft editor Mark Hayhurst Sarah said:

"Having a business with a purpose makes all the difference.  We have been able to make a positive difference to so many because of the calibre of our franchise owners. They also care about making a difference and are people people! They like being around people, kids and adults, they are proactive and have a positive attitude.” 

To read the full article visit - Craft Business Magazine 

If you would like to find out more about joining our network of Creative Business owners click here for an information pack

Check us out on Facebook too - we'd love to see your Creative Sparks! 

If you'd like to find creative classes, parties, events, workshops or after-school clubs pop your postcode in here and we'll put you in touch with your nearest Creation Station Inspirer!  

What people say

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Amy
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15th Sep

Star hand stamps are the best

We've had two sessions so far with our 2 year old and he has loved them. The fun and learning that is presented in each session is amazing. The personal welcome and interaction throughout the class makes you feel comfortable. My little boy especially likes getting his star hand stamp at the end of the session. We have booked onto more sessions and can't wait to see what else we make/do as the weeks go on

Sara
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15th Sep

The session was brilliant

The session was brilliant. Joanna was a perfectionist, she completely understood that due to the nature of the class, artworks had to be immaculate (very difficult for a bunch of babies!!). She was extremely patient and managed a very busy crowd so well. There were masses of materials and you were free to do as you pleased. We didn't feel rushed. Great session, definitely recommended!

Zoe
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15th Sep

Brilliant class

Sarah is nothing but professional and amazing with the babies. She got them all engaged in the class and we got to make another brilliant keepsake. Sarah is fantastic!!!

Mariana
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15th Sep

Lovely and fun acitvity

We have really enjoyed the messy activity with my baby! Thanks Dani for being a excellent person and lovely with all the families! We will come back! Xx

Alice
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15th Sep

Fun and friendly

Fun and friendly, lovely to have keepsakes to take home.

Lia
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14th Sep

Love Lisa's classes

Love Lisa's classes. I think it is such a small price for an amazing keepsake and you can create memories while doing so

Hannah
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14th Sep

A really nice evening

A really nice evening spent making some lovely crafts! I had an excellent time with my friend, who had suggested the evening in the first place, and now I have some nice reminders decorating my windowsill and bookshelf.

Emma
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14th Sep

Fabulous family morning creating…

Fabulous family morning creating special memories and of course Christmas cards. Great preparation email and everything ready on our arrival. Sharon was as helpful as always ensuring we had everything we needed to create our designs. Thank you

Karen
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14th Sep

Christmas card making!

Can’t fault Jo and her sessions. We’ve attended a couple of them and nothing is too much trouble and my little one loves getting messy. Can’t wait to get my Christmas cards through from this session!! Roll on December when we can start again with my youngest.

Claire
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14th Sep

Welcoming, creative and fun!

It was such a lovely class. I usually avoid stuff like this with both my toddlers but it was so well-organised and the resources were so manageable that it was fine with two. The boys both loved it and the art they came home with was fab. Thank you!!