Behind The Scenes with Creative Crafters!

Q&A with Helena Velmans of Little Lamb Designs

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Q&A with Helena Velmans of Little Lamb Designs

Whats the name of your handmade business and how did you come up with the name? My business is called Little Lamb Designs. The name was inspired by my Mum’s middle name (Mary - who had a little lamb) and my maiden name (Lamb).  How did you get into making crafts? My Mum was always encouraging me to try different crafts when I was younger. She was a keen crafter so it has always been a way of life! How long have you been crafting? For as long as I can remember! I briefly stopped in my late teens but...

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Q&A with Chloe Durrant of Gnaw's Knits

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Q&A with Chloe Durrant of Gnaw's Knits

This month we spoke to the talented Chloe Durrant of Gnaw's Knits! I am in awe of her work - her felt and glitter felt flowers look as good as the real thing! Whats the name of your handmade business and how did you come up with the name? The name of the business is "Gnaw's Knits". It came about after a friend sent me a small, 3D printed purple dinosaur after a family tragedy. I was using knitting as a coping mechanism, as a surprising amount of people do, but I'd run out of people to knit things for! I'd...

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Q&A With.....Lisa Olson of Tigerlily Makes

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Q&A With.....Lisa Olson of Tigerlily Makes

This month we spoke to the talented Lisa Olson of Tigerlily Makes! We've known each other for years and recently had chance for a good chat, Lisa's designs and sewing are whimsical and magical - there is nothing this woman can't do with felt! Whats the name of your handmade business and how did you come up with the name?  The name of my Handmade business is Tigerlily Makes, the name arrived during a Brownie Peter Pan themed weekend that I was helping out at with my Mother In Law.  Tigerlily is one of the Characters in the story and...

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Q&A with.....Olivia Wilson from Little Lapins

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Q&A with.....Olivia Wilson from Little Lapins

I've been a huge fan of Olivia's work and was luck enough to meet her at The Creative Craft Show at the NEC in 2017. She's also been featured on Kirstie's Handmade Christmas! How jealous am I?! Olivia has kindly taken 5 minutes from her busy schedule to talk to us about her love of crafts. What’s the name of your handmade business and how did you come up with the name? My business name is Little Lapins and I got the idea from my two girls (my little lapins) Lapins is French for Rabbit and I am half French...

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