Weekend in Belgium 🇧🇪 

This weekend I went back to Belgium to prepare the Christmas markets with my mum. No rest for us, we did not stop! Here’s what needed to be done:

  • Discuss pricing
  • Print pricing + plastify
  • Review stock
  • Crochet more stuff including 3 baskets and 5 crochet purses
  • Go to a car boot sale to get beads and other accessories we can attach to the purses

Very productive weekend, and below are the creations we made:

And… this week I sold Kits every single day of the week. It makes me very happy that people want to make what they see on my Instagram! Very exciting! ♥️


Crochet Coin Purse Workshop in Essex

I am so excited to announce that I am collaborating with Essex Country Crochet on a Workshop that will take place in January 2018.

In the workshop you will learn how to make a crochet Coin Purse 👛 from scratch. All the material will be provided, including the most sought after element: the clasps. 

Alison is a crochet teacher and highly experienced. It’s a true honour to organise a workshop with her.

A few people have already signed up including my dear insta friend Cozy Comfy Living whom I will meet for the first time at the workshop. We have been chatting for a few months and I recently bought her scrubbies on Etsy (take a look at her shop!) What a great eco friendly idea! Brittany is such a smart gifted lady.

I feel truly blessed, over the past few months I have built a lovely insta community and am building some great friendships. Because that’s what life is about.

If you want to join our gig on 27th January 2018, visit our Facebook event page and contact Alison directly. Come on ladies, life is too short to crochet alone!

Below are examples of what you will be able to make that day:

Busy Making Crochet Coin Purses 

Good evening and apologies for the radio silence lately. I’ve been so busy at work and when I’m not working, I’m crochetting. I still find it hard to manage my time efficiently between work, Crochet and social media. Any advice about this would be welcome!

I wanted to share the latest crochet coin purses I have made. They are getting more and more original, I like to challenge myself! 

1. Bear 🐻 

2. Unicorn 🦄 

That one was hard to make and I’m not sure if it’s a cow 🐄 or a unicorn 🦄 but it looks cool regardless so I am happy!

3. Striped crochet coin purse

This one is getting a lot of positive feedback for some reason so I will make more of them for the Christmas markets!

4. Striped with a flower 🌹 

Have a lovely Sunday night, I’m off watching Blue Planet 2!

Facebook Crochet Groups

Hello ladies!

So far I’ve been very active on Instagram as it’s the best way to showcase your pictures, however I had forgotten about the good old Facebook!

So following my dear mum’s advice I joined a number of very cool groups and thought I’d share these with you, in case you want to join me:

  • Crochet Beginners Group, with about 75,000 members. Lovely group to share your creations and as it’s full of beginners, people help each other out a lot there. This is my favourite one so far.
  • WE LOVE CROCHET ❤, with about 7,200 members. This one is less focused on beginners, people there seem to REALLY know what they are doing and it’s all about technique and improvements.
  • You Crochet Me Crazy, with about 1,600 members. Similar to WE LOVE CROCHET ❤
  • Knitting/Crocheting/WOOL FOR SALE/Sell, with about 9,000 members. Unlike the other 3 groups, this one is focused on yarn sales, clearance etc. Very good group if you’re after discounted yarn but aren’t too fussed about the type of yarn/colours.
  • Crochet dans toute sa splendeur, about 4,000 members. I chose that group as it is in French and the admin is from Belgium. Whilst I blog in English I want to stay up to date with what happens on the other side of the pond in my home country!

In addition, I have made some progress on the Christmas market, my website and my Etsy shop. Take a look, I think some of these items will be perfect for your Christmas presents!

My Crochet Kits are Live!

Hello ladies, and happy Sunday!

Another crazy week has gone by, and I have made more progress on Little London Crochet.

This week I have launched 2 important products on my website and Etsy:

Coin Purse Crochet Kit

Which will allow you to make cute coin purses like this one: 

It’s really easy to make and looks so nice. You should see all the lovely comments I get when I show mine off!

Amigurumi Heart Key Ring

Also for beginners, this kit is perfect to offer as Christmas presents to your loved ones.

I am also selling the Yarn in stand-alone packs for those who prefer to create their own creations:

There yarn pack is also available to purchase on Amazon if you prefer that channel.

As you can see I have been working really hard, and between the kits, my full time job and the preparation for the Christmas markets it’s not always easy. 

But I love what I do and that’s the main thing!

Today is Guy Falks night in the U.K. so I will go and watch some fireworks. Tonight will also be the first time of the year that I will have mulled wine 🍷 yeyyy!

Have a lovely Sunday ladies!

Where has the weekend gone?

This weekend has been super productive for me. I’m so happy! 

However time has flown by and tomorrow I have to go to the office… hu hu hu.

I wanted to give you an update of what I have accomplished over the past 2 days:

  1. Set up a Merchan account on Amazon -waiting for validation!
  2. Set up an Etsy account, if you like that platform you can now buy my yarn from Etsy. 
  3. Labelled over 200 yarn balls
  4. Packed 20 Crochet set
  5. Crocheted 1 coin purse 👛, 2 donuts 🍩 and 1 ❣ 
  6. Worked on my Social Media account

I have a full time job on top of that so it’s not easy to manage. In particular I struggle to balance my admin time (social media, website, blog) with my crochet time. I heard a few people have that problem, any advice would be welcome! 

Below is a snapshot of what I made this weekend:

My Yarn Brand Is Live!

I’ve been working on this project for a little while now, and wanted to let you know I am soft launching my yarn brand this week ♥️🦄

It’s so exciting! I’ve always loved yarn and in particular small yarn balls but struggled to buy in small quantity and always ended up with a lot of waste.

So to solve that problem I have created my own packs of small yarn balls (100% cotton). 

Each ball is 12g, perfect to crochet small items and amigurumis! The following colours are included in each pack:

White, light pink, red, brown, yellow, purple, light blue and dark blue!

I deliver these packs Worldwide, so if you like crocheting or know someone who likes crocheting, this would be the perfect Christmas present 💝 

A few people have already placed orders, and i can’t wait to see their creations!

Ordering is very easy, just visit my website: https://www.littlelondoncrochet.com/shop/12g-balls-set

Hope you all have a great start of weekend!