I was eleven years old when I learned to crochet and knit. Over the years I have been introduced to other different crafts but knitting and crocheting has been my main hobbies I have cherished.
I am a practical person, and have always been good with my hands. I love to receive handmade gifts and I also love making them and at RatcliffeCreativeWorld our motto is” Do what you love, Love what you do “. Christmas is a special time when my friends will receive a handmade gift from me and this has been going on for several years now.
Positive feedback and encouragement from family , friends and work colleagues is the result of opening my own shop at Folksy called RatcliffeCreativeWorld to share my love and passion for handmade goods.
I am hooked on cotton I just love to crochet with it, use it for my sewing projects or make rugs out of cotton sheets.
All the items in my shop are handmade in Lancashire with tender loving care
Have a little peep to see what items you can find in my shop (https://folksy.com/shops/Ratcliffecreativeworld ) More new items will be added every week so please pop in again. I am also taking orders for crochet items so please send me a line and we can have a chat about it .
Over the years I have stashed up boxes of wool and more then a year ago I gave myself a promise that I WILL not buy any more wool until I have used up one of my 75 l storage boxes full of wool. It was easier to say then to do as you all knitters and crocheters know we never have the right colour of wool for our new projects
I don’t know how it is with you but if I see a nice ball of wool then I feel like the money is burning in my pockets. Then I just can’t resist buying it and at that moment I don’t think what I could make out of it. There have been some exemptions where I have been looking for a specific wool for my new project but then I have struggled to find the right one and gone back to my stash and made mix& match
I have been crocheting for more then half of my life but in 2020 I learned how to read a crochet pattern in English.Before that all them sc, inc, dec,ch and dc was like double dutch for me It may surprise you but now I need to translate crochet patterns from my mother language( Estonian ) to English to be able to understand them. This is a result of living in the UK since 2012.
There isn’t much knowledge needed to create beautiful art when you just have a ball of wool and a crochet hock .
I have fallen in love with cotton or cotton/ acrylic mix over the last months and the love for them seems to be carrying on into 2021.
Here are my creations from 2020 which are also available on order
This lovely bunny is made of cotton & acrylic mix .
One of them has already landed via US in Canada
Bringing back the memories of last summer with them lovely hand crochet lavender hearts. The lavender is home grown which gives it a very personal touch.
Bunny baby comforter made of 100% cotton is looking for a friend.
Sleeping beauty pink Octopus is dreaming about a nice cuddle with a new friend.
Sleepy octopus rattle made of 100% cotton is looking for a play mate
Nice and Bright baby comforter/ rattle Giraffe made of 100 % cotton is ready for it new adventures
This was a project where I had a ball of bright orange cotton and as I went along with crocheting I just added some cream cotton from my stash.
The lovely cat found a playmate in Estonia.
My little Pony baby comforter made of 100% cotton
I love crocheting so just get in touch if you are interested in any of the lovely creations.