About me

Hello, thanks for popping in. As a full time working mum I’m always trying to squeeze in a bit of time to make things. I love crochet, sewing and knitting (and now Millinery too!) and thought it would be fun to set up a ‘stitch and share’ or ‘step by step’ blog to show you what I’m stitchin’ and find out what you’re working on.

I have recently picked up my needles and become a bit of a ‘Soul Stitcher’. After a day in the office it’s great to be able to gain a sense of achievement from doing something creative. I’m not an expert, just a good ‘all rounder’ who loves to make and give things a go. Over the last year I have been inspired by some amazing people (both in the real and online world!) and it’s become my mission to get you stitching and feeling good too! I’m going to use my blog to break down some of my makes into managable chunks to get you started. So come on, pick up your needles and make it your time to start stitching!

Awards, Awards, Awards!

Thank you to Crafty Suburb Momma , The Whole Knit and Caboodle, Jenna at www.kowareta.wordpress.com, Rose at www.forestmtnhike.wordpress.com, Hannah Ackroyd and Rebecca of Home, Heart and Hook for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger Award.


To The Redheaded Stitcher for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award.sisterhood-blogger-award

To Rainbow Junkie Corner , The RedHeaded Stitcher, Allisoncraftland and Montana designs for  the Liebster Blog Award.liebsteraward

To Verdagia of Loopy Pink contemplation and Knitnell for nominating my blog for the One Lovely Blog Award.

One Lovely Blog Award

To Drikkaglaser of Glaser Crafts & Tips for the Beautiful Blogger Award!

Beautiful Blogger Award

To Loving Homemade for The Very Inspiring Blog award.

very inspiring blogger award

To Trixie Lixie for this one too!


To Lovinghomemade for “I’m part of the WordPress family award”


To Dione at Psalms34eight for the Wonderful Team Membership Award and for the Awesome Blog Content Award.



If you have yet to check out these fabulous blogs, click on the links to find their great work.

With regards to copyright: If you make any items to sell using my patterns, please give the “thestitchsharer” blog credit for the pattern, and where possible provide a link back to the original pattern. Thank you. x

54 thoughts on “About me

  1. Wow, I have several machines, but I had one66 sitting in the kitchen . I’ve been very sick, but am
    better now. I’m 88 yrs old and still work on many machines. I have about 30 and this one needed
    help. I found you and you have helped me to clean the 66 to sew perfectly. I think it is a 1926 year, You helped me take out the bobbin holder and move the bracket. there was a bunch of lint and
    oil and all kinds of stuff in it. No wonder it wouldn’t sew. Thank you so much.

  2. Hello my dear girl. I would like to say thank you for sharing your craft and knowledge, making it somewhat easier for people like myself that become a little frustrated at not looking at instructional guide. You helped me with the stitch width on my overlocker, thank you thank you. Sherie

  3. I love love LOVE your blog, i am really new to sewing but you explain things so well even i can do it!!! Thank you for your awesome advice 😀

  4. I love your crochet hat pattern and am learning how to read and follow a blog by following yours. I mainly knit, but my son wanted a crochet hat pattern he could manage himself. So far, so good. Thank you.

  5. Pingback: Mend your mind, make a hat | Science and crochet

    • Thank you so much for the nomination and congratulations to you too! I love the variety of things (sewing, crochet, cooking etc) you blog about – thank you for writing and sharing your posts x

  6. Hi – Just to say I have given your lovely blog a mention in my latest Post. I thought you would be ok with not getting another gong. You and Michael Phelps ……

    • Thank you so much for the nomination for the award. I’ll get busy nominating and answering the questions as soon as I get the chance. I always love looking at your crochet work – your granny squares are gorgeous. Thank you for taking the time to write your posts and share.

  7. Dear ‘thestitchsharer, just a quick hello to say how lovely it was to discover someone had found my blog. Am v new to this and despair at my slowness – I hadn’t appreciated how much work went in to setting oneself up. I am also pleased as your blog is fabulous and shows that somehow I have managed to pitch mine just right to attract the sort of readership I want. So many items I love on your site – too many to mention here – but as a knitter that came later to crochet I feel that your explanations and instructions for crochet beginners is spot-on. And I do think wobbly edges are a good thing in quilts! cheers KnitNell

    • Thank you so much Veldagia, I’m really honoured – it’s great to have such postive feedback from a fellow blogger. As soon as I get the chance I’ll put a post together to thank you and make my nominations etc.

  8. If you are on twitter and you see this tonight there is tweet chat @craftbloguk about ways to increase traffic to your blog. (Not that I am saying you have a problem but I figure it may be useful?)

  9. Hello and thank you for liking our blog! I am super happy have “met” you as I now know where I will be coming for some great advise! Thank you 🙂

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