Harborne Handmade Christmas Market 2018 makers

On Sunday 9 December we will be opening the doors on the third annual Harborne Handmade Christmas Market, where some of the best local craftspeople will be selling their unique, handmade products made right here in Birmingham.  Click on the links below to find out more about our awesome makers and come along to Moor…

Sunday Funday cardi

I’ve been following Claudine (@iron_lamb) on Instagram for a while and I love her simple but fabulous patterns for jumpers and cardigans.  After seeing so many other crocheters making her Sunday Funday cardi I wanted one of my own! I bought some Paintbox Simply Aran in Lipstick and started hooking a size 14 with a…

Granny’s jumper

I love the patterns featured in Inside Crochet magazine and when I saw the Granny’s Jumper by Cassie Ward (The Missing Yarn) in issue 96 just before Christmas last year I knew I had to make it!  Who could resist a jumper made up of colourful granny squares?! I used Stylecraft Special DK in the…

Harborne Handmade Christmas Market 2018

Harborne Handmade will be taking over Moor Pool Hall in Harborne once again on Sunday 9 December and I’m looking for local makers to sell their handmade and original products. This will be the third Harborne Handmade Christmas market and will be a fantastic showcase of the very best local craftspeople and artisans. Moor Pool Hall is at…

Harborne Handmade Spring Market makers

We have an awesome line-up of talented local makers for this year’s Harborne Handmade Spring Market.  Click on the links for more details of their lovely products and come along to Moor Pool Hall on Sunday 20 May to see them in real life! A Flutter of Flutterbies – handmade dolly pegs A is for…

Small hanging basket pattern

These little baskets are really quick to make and super-practical for storing crafty bits and bobs on a peg board, or your keys on a hook by the front door. You will need: a small bobbin of t-shirt yarn (available from http://www.tshirtyarnshop.co.uk) a 10mm crochet hook a large yarn needle for weaving in your ends…

Persian Tiles blanket

The winter months are made for a touch of hygge: snuggling up with a big mug of steaming tea, a few candles flickering in the fireplace and a crochet blanket on your lap. This January, while the weather was dreary and cold, I set myself the challenge of finally finishing the Persian Tiles blanket I…

Harborne Handmade Spring Market

Harborne Handmade returns to Moor Pool Hall on Sunday 20 May and is set to be a fantastic showcase of the very best local craftspeople and artisans. Alongside 24 craft stalls selling unique handmade products, Lil’s Parlour will be serving hot drinks and delicious cakes from a pop-up retro tea room. Many of our makers…

New stockist!

I’m thrilled to announce that you can now buy my crochet baskets, made from recycled cotton fabric yarn, at Hedgerow Stories (16 Lonsdale Road, Harborne, Birmingham B17 9RA). Hedgerow Stories is a gorgeous new floral and interiors studio run by my lovely friend Rachel and her brother Luke.  Rachel creates unfussy yet abundant arrangements, full of…

Christmas stock now live!

I know it’s still October and technically I’m not supposed to mention the C word until after Halloween, but I’m thrilled to announce that my Christmas stock is now live on Folksy and Etsy. I’ve gone all out on the colour this year with pops of neon orange and bright pink.  If you can’t be…

Harborne Handmade Christmas Market 2017

We have an awesome line-up of talented local makers for this year’s Harborne Handmade Christmas Market.  Click on the links for more details of their lovely products and come along to Moor Pool Hall on Sunday 10 December to see them in real life! A Flutter of Flutterbies – handmade dolly pegs A is for…

Southwold garland

This Summer we went back to Southwold in Suffolk, a place very close to my heart.  We were there for two weeks and I took plenty of yarn to keep me busy, including some DMC Natura cotton that came from Kath Webber‘s recent de-stash. A couple of years ago James bought me issue 79 of…