New stockist!

I’m thrilled to announce that from the beginning of May my items will be available to buy from Togademus Toys and Crafts in Kings Heath, Birmingham. Togademus is a gorgeous independent toy shop that sells some fab toys, as well as sharing its shelves with local designer makers. Watch this space for photos of my…

Playing with colour

It’s pouring down with rain today in Birmingham so I’m cheering myself up with some colour therapy, putting together a colour combo for a crochet party I’m hosting in a couple of weeks. A few of the trainee hookers on my workshops have asked how I put colours together, so I thought it might be…

Get Hooked on Crochet workshops

This week I’m feeling pretty good as I’ve held my first two ‘Get Hooked on Crochet’ workshops in Harborne and Selly Oak, Birmingham. On Tuesday evening, I was joined by four lovely ladies at Boston Tea Party, Harborne.  I took them through the basics of crochet: from holding the yarn and hook, through slipknots and chain stitches,…

A sneaky peek at my craft room

So this is my new office!  It is an absolute disgrace at the moment and my first task is to give it a good tidy but I thought you might like to have a sneaky peak around my craft room. It is a tiny space up in the converted attic of our Victoria terraced house….

#handmadexmas

So it’s December 1st and Christmas is coming! I am very excited about Christmas this year, mostly because I think our 3 year old will have a ball, but I always feel a touch of sadness too as the first week of December marks another year since my mum died. It will be 8 years…

Photos from my hectic week

The completed rainbow stripe baby blanket, inspired by Lucy at Attic24 and for sale on my Folksy shop: The first of two button bunnies commissioned through my Facebook page: And an action shot of N, who managed to get hold of the iPad early one morning and take 60 selfies, most of his feet, while…

Phew, what a week!

It’s been one of those weeks when I struggle to remember what I’ve actually done because everything is such a blur. All I know is I’ve packed a heck of a lot in! I’ve finished a rainbow granny stripe baby blanket, using my leftover Stylecraft Special DK yarn. I’ve set myself up on Facebook and…

Never-ending rag rug

Back in 2011 when I was pregnant with my first baby, I went to a rag rugging workshop at the National Trust’s Back to Backs in Birmingham city centre. It was a fun morning and resulted in this pretty seat pad. I obviously bought my own rag rugging tool and hessian thinking that I could…

Best laid plans

We had a lovely weekend planned – lunch with friends and Gruffalo hunting – but instead I’m now curled up on the sofa with my happy granny stripe blanket watching Amazing Wedding Cakes while the boys snooze, all thanks to a hefty bout of food poisoning. So. Not. Fun. To make things worse, hubbie has…