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new way or develop a skill I had only ever touched upon previously.


My first thoughts turned to knitting and I began collecting yarns, making pieces for myself and worked on creating a few simple designs. It wasn't until I got chatting with one of my new blogging buddies about my octagon cushion cover design, that I really began to consider crochet as an option. Of course once I had made a few of these cushion covers, I was completely hooked, pun intended!


More ideas quickly followed and when I started work on my very


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first potholder collection, there was a great sense of excitement, satisfaction, inspiration and familiarity all rolled into one; crochet made me happy. Three years down the line my signature style has emerged, classic geometric and floral designs worked in a fresh palette of colours with lots of white, very granny chic with a lot of Scandinavian and mid-century inspiration.


Currently, I have a wide range of home ware pieces including a variety of cushion covers, flower garlands, floor throws, mobiles and pincushions. As my tag line says


'vintage and retro inspired crochet' but not the kind your granny used to make... unless of course your granny was cool!


Which of your items do you most enjoy making and why? My Forever Flower Garlands are one of my top favourites to crochet. I get a lot of custom orders for those and am always fascinated with the colour combinations my clients choose, it's really interesting working from their perspective with their ideas. Currently I really enjoy crocheting my new Tiny squares, patchwork cushion covers and pincushion designs. I love the way I can play


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