Feel the fear… And, do it anyway!

What are you afraid of?   When I was considering becoming self-employed, honestly – the main thing stopping me – was I was scared of doing my accounts. The admin, the paperwork. The every single receipt keeping. The checking every single thing. The worry. I am an organised person – I am actually (believe it

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Good things never came from comfort zones.

Rewind to 4 years ago. I WANTED to go self-employed – but there was no way I could. Me? Go self employed? Me, do my own accounts? Submit tax returns? Me, build my own website? Haha. Uhuh. OK. Not me.   I waited a while.   Fast forward to present day. Yes. OK… All that

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DREAM BIG. worry less.

I am blown away. Absolutely, to the point of tears today. The amount of messages I have been receiving from friends, old friends, people I have only met once – people who I have NEVER met – telling me I am inspiring. I find it bonkers!    “It is genuinely refreshing to see someone making

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Life. Got. Busy.

So, blogging used to be a thing. In fact – I should start that sentence again. It used to be THE thing. This business started out as a blog, (and I quote) with the aim as… ” a design, craft and things to be inspired by website and blog – but the long term plan

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Charity Knitting Night!

On Tuesday 22nd May – as part of Dementia Awareness Week, The Crafty Lass is holding a charity knitting night where we are knitting Twiddlemuffs…   What are they?! They sound funny… however, they are actually very important for Dementia sufferers. These are knitted hand ‘muffs’ that have various things attached to ‘twiddle’ with –

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Are you getting married…?

Are you getting married? 💕 Are you looking for some ‘different’ flowers? 🌷 Well how about making them yourself and keeping them afterwards too! 💕   The Crafty Lass® craft workshops across the next couple of months can teach you a variety of different techniques in both fabric and paper. For further information please visit

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Charity Craft Night – Knit a ‘Twiddlemuff’!

Twiddlemuffs. No, we hadn’t heard of them either… They sound funny… however, they are actually very important for Dementia sufferers. These are knitted hand ‘muffs’ that have various things attached to ‘twiddle’ with – like buttons, pompoms etc. They provide comfort and stimulation. They are also very much needed and very simple to make –

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The Crafty Lass – Reflections of a BusyBusyBusy Crafty Year!

Well, it’s Christmas weekend… Not quite sure how we suddenly got to this point of the year… it has absolutely flown by – but boy has it been busy!   Within the last 12 months – we have seen such a change to our lives – little man has gone from the tiny, cuddly little

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NEW for 2018! The Crafty Lass does… Sketchbook Creativity Class including ‘Bind Your Own Sketchbook’!

An exciting and creative new event here at The Crafty Lass… Why not try something new for 2018? #NewYearNewSkill Tuesday evenings: 19.15 – 21.15  The Crafty Lass – Sketchbook Creativity Class including ‘Bind Your Own Sketchbook’. Come and enjoy a chance for some weekly social creativity out of your busybusybusy day at ‘The Crafty Lass’ Old

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The Crafty Lass does… Gift Vouchers!

✂️ Do you know someone crafty? ✂️ Would they like to come along to a The Crafty Lass workshop? ✂️ Do you still need to buy a Christmas present…? ✂⭐EXCITING NEWS⭐✂ The Crafty Lass now sells gift vouchers! What a good idea for a crafty Christmas present? Vouchers can be bought in denominations of £5.00

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The Crafty Lass does… The UK Blog Awards!

🌟 The Crafty Lass is excited to announce that our blog is in the UK Blog Awards 2018 – it would be wonderful if you could take a minute of your time to vote! 🌟 Voting is open from today (Monday 4th December) until 22nd December. https://www.blogawardsuk.co.uk/ukba2018/entries/crafty-lass

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COMPETITION TIME!

🌟🌟🌟COMPETITION TIME!🌟🌟🌟  1ST PRIZE – a ‘Handmade Christmas Fabric ‘Rag’ Wreath’ – handmade by The Crafty Lass in traditional ‘holly’ greens, with ‘bauble berries’.  2ND PRIZE – Materials to make your own ‘Christmas Fabric ‘Rag’ Wreath’ – including 1 x 12″ copper wire wreath, 2 metres of fabrics*, a The Crafty Lass ‘How To Make’ instruction sheet and wired

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