Cheltenham, United Kingdom | 127 Sales


Cheltenham, United Kingdom 127 Sales On Etsy since 2015

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Claire Newman

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NEW IN! We've been coming up with ideas & it's making us hungry. Our latest creation... Carrot cake! Has just been added!
Cover your tree in sweet stuff this Christmas with our puddings. In stock & ready to ship!
Gingerbread Men in the making!


Why crochet? & why cakes?

I started crocheting in January 2014.

The reason I started crocheting was because I wanted a blanket for my bed. So I bought a hook & some yarn & got on youtube to find some tutorial videos. The first thing I made was a pillow (which now when I look at it I see so many things I could have done better). Before I started on this blanket I practiced making other things - hats, baby booties, granny squares. I even made two shawls! Soon I got into amigurumi.

For those not familiar with amigurumi it "is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small stuffed animals and anthropomorphic creatures. The word is derived from a combination of the Japanese words ami, meaning crocheted or knitted, and nuigurumi, meaning stuffed doll". Well thats what it says on wiki but most knitted/crocheted 3D items fall in this category.
So I learnt all about increasing, decreasing, magic rings, working in rounds & lots of other stuff & stitches & soon felt confident enough to write my own patterns.

Now back to the blanket...
I've always had weight issues & back in 2007 I lost 70lbs (whoop!) which I kept off for about 6 years. I was under a lot of stress & had anxiety problems & soon I'd gained 60lbs back (boo!). So August 2014 I'd had enough & wanted to lose the weight & gain back some confidence. So I did. It took 6 months but I did.

"Claire! What does this have to do with a blanket?"
Well I'll tell you...
When I started losing weight I started a blanket, just a simple stitch of a giant granny square. The last time I lost weight I felt the cold more so figured if I start the blanket now by the time the weights gone the blanket would be done plus it'll keep my hands too busy to snack. Bingo! 6 months & 30 balls of yarn later it was done.

This where the cakes come in.
I used to love baking & cake decorating but sadly it makes my waist expand. I'd also cut a lot of sugary & starchy foods out of my diet to lose & maintain my weight. I missed baking cakes but figured I could still make cakes...
I wanted to make my products with as much detail as possible so they truly look good enough to eat!
Hey presto! Pretty Sweet Crochet!

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  • Claire Newman

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    I've always been a creative little blighter... I love making things. I love the satisfaction it brings me. I work full time in retail so crochet has become my creative outlet.

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Last updated on September 25, 2017
Hello & welcome to Pretty Sweet Crochet. The place where you can enjoy something pretty & sweet & 100% calorie free*!
If you have any questions please drop me message.

*100% calorie free due to not being edible.

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Returns are accepted, but you will have to pay postage.
If you require a refund or exchange, items must be returned within 14 days.
Once received-
Refunds - refunds will be given within 14 days of me receiving the returned item.
Exchange - a replacement will be issued within 14 days of me receiving the returned item. If it is an item where I don't have a replacement ready made it may take longer.
If you have any issue with a purchase please contact me as soon as possible.
Please ensure you have read listings fully before ordering or contact me for any extra details you may require.
I accept credit & debit cards & Etsy gift cards.
I do aim to get all orders shipped within 1-4 business days if the items are in stock.
Items may state a MAXIMUM of 1-2 weeks (unless otherwise stated) but I aim for less & you will be informed of an earlier despatch date.
If you would like your purchase sooner or tracked please contact me for details before you make your purchase.
All items shipped with Royal Mail.

UK- items sent 2nd class normally & should reach you within 2-4 working days.
International - your purchase should reach you within 10-14 days.
Please not that while I can control something's unfortunately I cannot control any customs charges that may occur to international addresses. This is dealt with by customs & is out of my control so therefore cannot be refunded by myself.

Custom orders may take longer.
Please contact me for a quote & turnaround time.

I review post & packaging costs monthly to try to keep them fair.
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Custom orders are accepted! I love a challenge!
Please contact me for prices & turnaround time.

Some items not suitable for children under the age of 3 years. Please see individual item descriptions for suitability. If you would like anything made differently to make it suitable please ask.

My promise to you...
- to work with you to create something you'll love.
- to keep you updated every step of the way. From when your item is being crafted, photos if required & shipping updates.
- to reach a solution to any issues you have with your purchase.