Full of Christmas

I can hardly believe that we took over the ownership of Craftopia  just 4 months ago! It has been an incredible 4 months with many challenges and many, many wonderful experiences. Learning to run a shop is a super steep learning curve and finding the right stock to keep our customers happy and enthralled is … Continued

Winter Ponch-o-Long – What You Need to Know!

  Hello lovely loves! I thought I’d better put all the details of our Winter Ponch-o-Long in one place so that you can all refer to it as you need to. You’ll soon be receiving your kits in the post and I’m thinking you may well want to make more or you are stash diving … Continued

August Loveliness at Craftopia

Hello my darlings!    How are you all? Is it just me or is there a touch of autumn in the air? Is it wrong to say that I’m happy……I love autumn the most!    So I come with lots of news. I’ve just added a couple of new workshops onto the website. In November we’ll be joined by my friend Eleonora … Continued

It’s from Paris, you know!

Hello my darlings! I thought it was time for a good catch up about what’s happening here at Craftopia. Summer is here although we’re still having quite a lot of rain…but that’s what keeps the Yorkshire Dales looking so green and beautiful all the time. It does mean i haven’t done a lot of river … Continued

What’s Going on at Craftopia?

Hello My Darlings! How are you all? We’ve had a touch of Spring here in Ingleton over the past few days. Daffodils and snowdrops popping up all over the place and even some sunshine. It couldn’t be more beautiful. Julie and I have been kept busy over the past few weeks, as we’ve had lots … Continued

Fabergé Egg Pattern

FABERGÉ Egg pattern By Amanda Bloom  Ingredients  50g Scheepjes Catona 105 50g Scheepjes Catona 263 Ricorumi Gold Lamé Scraps of 4ply cotton for decorating  2.5mm hook Bodkin 1 Stitch Marker Abbreviations dc – double crochet tr – treble crochet ss – slip stitch inc – dc twice into one stitch PM – place stitch marker … Continued

“Be Kind” Cushion

Be Kind Cushion  By Amanda Bloom     Ingredients    9x50g Charming by Yarn and Colours (MC)  1x 50g Furry Tales by Scheepjes (CC)  3 x 22mm buttons  12mm hook  9mm hook    Abbreviations   Ch – chain  Dc – double crochet  So – slip stitch  MC – main colour  CC – contrast colour  St – stitch  Ss- slip stitch    Important!  When … Continued

Craftopia Knitathon

The first thing I want to tell you about is our Craftopia Knitathon, in memory of my darling daughter Jenny. We will be having a day of knitting /crocheting together at Craftopia on the Saturday 23rd May, to raise money for The Brain Tumour Charity. All you need to do is download the sponsor … Continued

Red Pot Mitts

This pattern is really simple, perfect for someone new to knitting who wants to try using circular needles. Or if, like lots of us, you wear mitts all winter, you can whizz up a few pairs of these without breaking the bank. It works really well in the Stylecraft Head over Heels sock yarn but … Continued