About

Well hello there and welcome ... thank you so much for stopping by.

My name's Tanya and I'm a thirty-something Mama to a little boy. I live in Hampshire, UK with my partner Matthew and we share our lives with a beautiful dog called Bella.


For as long as I can remember I've created and crafted with a wide range of tools and materials, but a certain love affair began very early on and continues to this day ...

My Nana taught me to knit and crochet when I was very young. She was a wonderfully warm-hearted, patient and kind woman, and an amazing teacher. She passed away when I was sixteen years old, but I think of her often as I follow in her yarn-loving footsteps.


I pressed pause on my crafting hobbies in my late teens and early twenties to gain a BA (Hons) degree in History of Art. Shortly after graduating, I re-discovered knitting and crocheting and have been pretty much relentless ever since. Previously a big Rowan and Debbie Bliss fan, I only discovered Ravelry in 2011 and have been greatly inspired by the abundance of beautiful patterns and designs found there.

I began to spin yarn in 2009 and am completely addicted to this wonderfully relaxing and satisfying pastime. Having discovered the exciting possibilities that spinning your own fiber brings, I am keen to spread the word to other yarn-lovers, knitters, crocheters and weavers.

In over three decades I've managed to try a large number of different arts and crafts, and there are still so many more on my to-do list. Alongside my main staple of fiber-craft, I like to embroider, cross-stitch, quilt and sew, draw, sketch and paint, as well as indulging my love of Mother Nature's treasure by silver-smithing and beading with crystals and gemstones.

I also love to read, play the piano, take long walks along the beach and generally enjoy the simple pleasures of life with family and friends.

I'd like to thank you all for reading my blog and getting involved in my sweet little crafting life.

2 comments:

  1. Hi, Tanya, I was reading and looking at your colorful bottom whorl spindle. Did you make this one yourself? If 'yes", could you please share the instructions? I'm saddened that my beautiful bottom whorl spindle shaft broke yesterday and I would love to repair it, but if even if I accomplished that, I would love to make an additional one like yours. Please let me know if you can help me.

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    1. Hi Olga, I used to make the spindles for sale in my etsy shop and they are of my own design. I'm not making them right now because life got super busy, but as I might go back to making them to sell in the future, I don't want to give out the exact instructions. Sorry! But you can get wooden dowel very easily from a hardware shop and I use polymer clay for the whorl. Just buy some craft supplies and try making your own version :) Have fun x

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