BerthasBizarreBazaar

Obscure & Unique Crochet House

Stourbridge, United Kingdom · 35 Sales

BerthasBizarreBazaar

Obscure & Unique Crochet House

Stourbridge, United Kingdom 35 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(15)

Shop owner

Lianne

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Announcement   Welcome to Berthas Bizarre Bazaar, The Home of Freeform Crochet Delights, Marvels and Oddities.

I Bring You One Of A Kind, High Quality, Hand Crocheted Clothing, Accessories and Whimsies, Sometimes Odd, Always Beautiful. Custom and Personalised Items Available On Request.

I also have a yarn store: www.etsy.com/uk/shop/MandalaYarn where you will find beautiful eco-friendly recycled sari silk, banana silk, silk ribbon and supersoft recycled throwster's waste yarns. Plus a free crochet pattern every time you make a purchase and all the help and advice you need if you're new to these fabulous yarns

Announcement

Welcome to Berthas Bizarre Bazaar, The Home of Freeform Crochet Delights, Marvels and Oddities.

I Bring You One Of A Kind, High Quality, Hand Crocheted Clothing, Accessories and Whimsies, Sometimes Odd, Always Beautiful. Custom and Personalised Items Available On Request.

I also have a yarn store: www.etsy.com/uk/shop/MandalaYarn where you will find beautiful eco-friendly recycled sari silk, banana silk, silk ribbon and supersoft recycled throwster's waste yarns. Plus a free crochet pattern every time you make a purchase and all the help and advice you need if you're new to these fabulous yarns

Lianne

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Lianne

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(15)
frothy748

frothy748 on Sep 21, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

There's a happy customer and then there's MEEeeeeeeeeeeee! A very very very very happy x 100 customer. Lianne is da bomb!

Nadia Hussey

Nadia Hussey on Sep 30, 2015

5 out of 5 stars
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Updates

Needle Felted Fairies! I just love making these, especially using silk from my second Etsy shop, MandalaYarn. I've sold so many at craft fairs, but this gorgeous Rainbow/Purple lady is my favourite so far. Other colours available & custom requests welcome

About

Pushing the Boundaries and Inspiring Others to Do The Same

After two years of being told by friends, family and strangers alike that my work was so amazing and unusual that I should open an online shop I finally took the plunge!

I started off on etsy with a picture of my most famous and raved about item;
the brekkie hat
(had I known where life would take me I would have taken much better pics, but that's another story)
and an item description from my heart about how I can make you whatever your heart desires with a hook and some yarn.

People had mostly asked me for hats in the past, so that's what I focused on initially but I am inspired by just about everything I see, which doesn't always translate well into a hat, and why should it; there are plenty of people in this beautiful, incredible world we live in who don't wear hats.

Equally abundant are people who appreciate the time and skill that goes into designing and crafting a beautiful, individual crocheted item, so although my shop name implies it, not everything here is bizarre.
I am also a lover of natural beauty, a perfectionist, an artist and a creator deep down in my soul.

I have always loved making things, particularly if it involves recycling something that doesn't need to be thrown away.
My Mum surely despaired of me as a kid;

"Oh My God, you're NOT going to throw that button/ sweet wrapper/ toilet roll middle away are you?!"

I went on to become a stonemason right out of school, partly to make things and partly to say

"HEY WORLD, I'M DIFFERENT!!!"

I've always liked whittling too, and plan to make my own artisan crochet hooks soon
stone / wood / yarn all speak to me, I am just the vehicle for them to become something more, a higher expression of their inherent natural beauty.

My Yarnbombing exploits were borne out of my love of making people laugh but in doing them I found I was inspiring others to get out there and attach things to lamp posts too. YaY!!!

This in turn has led to me opening a second shop, www.etsy.com/uk/shop/MandalaYarn selling recycled sari silk yarns.
When I first saw these yarns myself I thought
'wow, those are BEAUTIFUL but what would I do with them?'
So I didn't try them for ages, until my Mum bought me some for christmas and then I was off!
I just played around with them, seeing how they were to work with, what kind of items work well with them etc.
After a couple of years of loving using them it occurred to me that there were still not many decent patterns out there for them and not many UK sellers of it either, so who better to fill that gap than me?

I love experimenting with new things, and breathing new life into anything made of a material I like, though as my crochet obsession has developed I have come to believe that yarn will be my primary means of expression from now on.
Well, or not. You never know where life will take you,
so come and join me for the ride; follow your dreams, believe in yourself and celebrate your individuality!

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Shop members

  • Lianne

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    OK, Let me just set this straight right from the off...My crocheted wearable art is not JUST for goats! Although if, like me, you class goats as people then we're off to a good start! My motto is 'Only You Can Limit Your Own Beliefs, So Don't!'

  • Bertha

    Muse

    The Most Amazing Chicken In The World: Having learned to walk again after a serious illness she proceeded to lay an egg on my knee, in a car, at 90kph she also sees off Magpies with only 50% of her eyesight Bertha, You are Truly Inspirational !!!

Shop policies

Last updated on June 18, 2014
Hi, I'm Lianne, crocheter of strange things and owner of this shop

Bertha is the most Amazing Chicken in the WORLD

She doesn't crochet

Or own a shop

Yet

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Shipping
I promise to ship your item within two working days from receipt of payment, actually aiming for ASAP but I think it's important to know your boundaries.

My postage is quoted for standard first class in the UK,
standard airmail Everywhere Else except for high value / irreplaceable items, in which case the postage quoted includes tracking and will require a signature on delivery. (stated in relevant listings)

P.S. Despite my normally sunny disposition the thunderclouds will roll in if anybody stuffs up in the delivery department after your purchase has left my hands, so rest assured that in the unlikely event that your item is lost or damaged in transit then trouble will happen for the postal service until we are both satisfied :
Refunds and Exchanges
All items are handmade by me with much love and care, so it is highly unlikely there should be any fault with it

If, however, you should find your purchase to be faulty then please contact me, ideally with a picture of the problem, within 30 days of dispatch and I will arrange to fix it or replace it where possible, or refund it for you.
If the problem is my fault I will happily cover the postage cost of returning the item, if however the item is damaged through misuse I can certainly see about fixing it for you but you will be liable for the cost of return postage .

Should you wish to return it for any other reason where I am not at fault then you will be liable for the cost of return postage
Additional policies and FAQs
I have been known to produce items for custom orders, mostly hats but also dog jumpers, person jumpers, stubby holders etc. These are produced in my own unique style which involves a keyword/phrase given to me by the customer (i.e. weasel, piston, giraffe, homer simpson, full english breakfast, microphone) which i insert into my brain and then produce an item that artistically represents said keyword.

If you like my style and would like a custom item of any kind then simply drop me a line and I can create a unique item just for you.
Due to the bespoke nature of these items I can only quote you a price after you tell me what you'd like