Top 5 Popular Items

What’s been most viewed in my Etsy store this week?

People are obviously feeling very creative in May as they are all crochet patterns and kits!

1

 Crochet Robin Kit  Top of the pops is my robin crochet kit.

2

 Robin Crochet Pattern  Closely followed by the digital download of the same robin crochet pattern.

3

 Crocheted Bag made to an original Little Conkers pattern  Next up is my vintage bag pattern, adapted from an elegant 1930s pattern I inherited from my Great Aunt.

4

 Little Conkers Crochet Kit  My apple and pear crochet kit. I expect lots of people have teacher gifts in mind at this time of year.

5

 Oak Leaf Brooch Crochet Kit  And also in the top five is my very limited-edition oak leaf brooch crochet kit.

As well as on Etsy, you can find all my popular crochet patterns at Little Conkers on Ravelry and Little Conkers on LoveCrochet

Pinterest

Little Conkers Pinterest BoardIn my list of goals this year was getting myself on to Pinterest, and understanding how it all works. I know, I know, I’m very slow to take it up, but I was reluctant to do so before I thought I’d be able to make a proper fist of it.

But I’m on there now! (more…)

4 Websites I couldn’t live without

Little Conkers Small Business HelpersI know a lot of you are also small business owners, and I thought you might be interested in some of the websites that enable me to keep my sanity.

In this case, I’m not talking about the obvious sites that we all use as the foundations of our businesses – Hootsuite, Facebook, Pinterest, and so on – but some more obscure pages I’ve found that address particular needs and that you might not have come across. (more…)

First of May

First of MayHello lovely month of May!

(I think May is my second favourite month, after September, but who’s counting).

The month comes with two powerful scent memories for me, from two sides of my life.

First is the powerfully evocative scent of may blossom (hawthorn) and cow parsley together in the sunshine.

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