B is for Bunting and Business Planning!

Thank you so much for taking time to message me with all your business start-up advice and help on selling at craft fairs. Your encouragement has been humbling and will steer my journey.

Thanks to your feedback, my dilemma over label wording is now resolved. Hooray! One decision made! The Stitch Sharer label with Handmade in England is the clear winner.

Handmade in England Label

Your top tips to date are:

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An Attic 24 Crochet Flower Fest for Valentine Inspiration.

Flower Wreath Clock FrameI am a great admirer of Lucy’s Attic 24 blog and whilst wondering what to do with an old Christmas wreath struck upon the idea of giving its some “Triple Layer flower” treatment.

If you want to make your own, pop over to the fabulous photo tutorial on Attic 24’s website and have a go. Continue reading

Craft Fair Selling – the next step?

Yarn QuestionI’ve been thinking for a while about selling the things I make, but haven’t been brave enough to take the ‘big step’. Things like tax and insurance are scary enough let alone the regulations that you need to comply with. Even something like a ‘sock monkey’ can cause great headaches if you start to look into the plethora of guidance on the web! Continue reading

How to make a Fitted Crochet Cover without a pattern

Step 1: Find an object you want to cover.Crcohet cover all finished

One of my New Years sales ‘bargains’ was a fabric foot stool (reduced from £239 to £39), which although looked great in the shop, took on a rather orange appearance when I got it home! Continue reading

The No Calorie Knitted Cupcake! – Free pattern

I’ve been asked by several lovely readers for a pattern for a knitted cupcake. To make it accessible to beginners as well as the more advanced the cupcake is made on straight needles.

finished knitted cupcake

The cupcake is knitted using double knitting yarn (I’ve used cotton as it photos well) and 4mm (UK size 8) needles. It consists of 4 pieces, the cherry, cupcake case side, cupcake case base and a cake top with its delicious baby pink icing.

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