About me

Hi! I’m Ellen, and I like to make things

It all began with my Granddad. Allow me to explain: When I was a little girl, my Granddad Denis would go into toy shops, measure things up- a climbing frame, a Sindy tower- write down the measurements, say “I can make that” and leave. And then he would do just that- make it himself.

I want to live in a world where people can free their creativity and get past the nervousness that comes with the idea of making something yourself. “Oh, I could never knit/crochet/sew/insert craft here”, people say to me. I’m here to tell you that actually, yes, you can.

I’ve had knitting patterns featured in two books by Cooperative Press as part of their Fresh Designs series- Fresh Designs Mittens/Gloves, and Fresh Designs Kids. I also won the Wild Knitting category of a London knitting exhibition contest with a pair of knitted nipple tassels.

My next project is the Craft Gym, a space for anyone and everyone to dip their toe into making things with support and projects, all in an hour or two. Our first event will be a Pinterest Party, watch this space for more information!

Hit me up for some hot crafting action:

Ravelry (Purplesparkler)

Instagram: @mannersmagpie

My Etsy store- coming soon!

2 responses to “About me

  1. Great blog! Just wanted to let you know that I’ve enjoyed reading your blog and have nominated you for a Liebster Award! On my page (www.beautyandthemessblog.wordpress.com), you’ll find that I’ve posted a link to your blog for others to discover. 🙂

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