About Me

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Hello I’m Heather and I’d like to wish you a warm welcome to my little blog!   I’m a thirty *cough* something, busy working wife and mum of two young daughters based in Staffordshire, UK. 

I never thought, when I started this site at the end of January 2014, that I’d enjoy blogging so much and I’m so happy that so many of you seem to enjoy my musings as I share with you my massive passion for all things crochet!  This is my place to share my love of all things yarny;  I mainly write about my crochet and other crafty things but I also like to share little stories about my family and fun activities to do with children. I do hope you enjoy your visit and I love hearing from my visitors, so don’t be shy!

Until next time; keep calm and crochet on my friends xx

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Want to know more about me?

  • I have a weakness for bread and cheese (and chocolate!)
  • I have a degree in Literature and I love to read when I’m not crocheting; my all time favourite book is Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell.
  • I work full time for the local government in my day job
  • My favourite singer is Sia Furler
  • My favourite hooks are Clover Amour and my favourite hooks sizes are 4mm, 5mm and 6mm (size G, H and J)
  • My go to yarns (and what the majority of my not so small stash is made up from) are Stylecraft, Drops Yarn and Sidar in all weights – but I’d never say no to any pretty yarn!

Design work:

I have really enjoyed designing crochet patterns for magazines including; Happily Hooked e-Magazine, iLikeCrochet e-Magazine and Too Yarn Cute e-Magazine (now sadly no longer available).  If you are interested you can see a full list of my crafty accomplishments here.

I have also enjoyed working in collaboration with other designers and yarn houses such as Stylecraft for their Blog Tour 2016.

Collaboration:

I am really happy to work on design projects with other designers or companies where I’m able.  Please get in touch with me here if this is something you would like to do.

I’m also more than happy to run giveaways for crafty products / books / patterns on my blog. Ideally I do like to trial any products / books / patterns first. I want all opinions expressed on the blog to be my own and based on my own experiences. If I include an affiliate link I will declare any such link in a disclaimer to my readers.

Pattern Stuff:

Designing is definitely where my heart is; for me there is nothing like playing with yarn and seeing what develops!

  • All my patterns feature UK and US terminology.
  • I mainly work with acrylics as it usually has the best range of colours and is easily accessible by most people but other yarns do make an appearance occasionally.
  • Yes you can most definitely sell finished  products made from my patterns as long as you don’t sell or reproduce the written pattern.  All I ask is that you include a link to the pattern with credit for the design (links below) – on the online listing if selling online, or on the tag if selling at a craft fair or in a shop.
  • I have lots of free patterns as well as patterns available for purchase so take a look around; I hope you find something here you would like to make!

My Online Links:

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21 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hi!
    I just found on the web the image of a lovely ball, the link connect to your blog but I cannot find the pattern. I felt in love with this ball and I would like to do it!! Would you be so nice to tell me how can I have the pattern?
    Thank you very much!
    paola_casini@yahoo.it

    Here the link to the image:
    http://www.google.it/imgres?imgurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.lookatwhatimade.net%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2013%2F11%2FCrochet-Flower-Puzzle-Ball.jpg&imgrefurl=http%3A%2F%2Fkeepcalmandcrochetonuk.wordpress.com%2Fcategory%2Ffree-patterns%2F&h=600&w=602&tbnid=ezX_nRl-FuyKOM%3A&zoom=1&docid=72uXPXUmHHYQBM&itg=1&ei=F0aQU9qEGomS7Aa9gIG4DA&tbm=isch&ved=0CBsQMygTMBM4kAM&iact=rc&uact=3&dur=393&page=19&start=403&ndsp=23

  2. I am interested in the doll carrier in you website top photos. Do you have or sell the pattern or can you help me find it?

  3. Hi, was wondering if there is a pattern for the childs hat that is pictured at the top of the page? I looked around some but didnt see it. Thanks

  4. I’m making your Mini-Me Teddy/Doll Carrier. I thought I had the gauge right, but the main part of the carrier I’ve created seems pretty large. Do you have a measurement for this, by any chance?

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  6. Hello Heather!! Stumbled to website when I ran a search for groovyghan!! I loved the one you made for 2016!! I was wondering if you are going to have a anothe CAL for 2017??

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