Crochet and Fibre Artist

Stevenage, England On Etsy since 2015

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Crochet and Fibre Artist

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Announcement    Welcome to Crumbs and Sparkles! Anything here can be made to order. Please enjoy browsing and feel free to get in touch 😍


Last updated on 01 Jan, 2019

Welcome to Crumbs and Sparkles! Anything here can be made to order. Please enjoy browsing and feel free to get in touch 😍



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Melanie Thomas

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Melanie Thomas

About CrumbsAndSparkles

Sales 21
On Etsy since 2015

Crumbs And Sparkles Bridal • Baby • Home • Cupcakes

I suppose it’s everyone’s dream to give up work, live the life of luxury or work for yourself? Well I am hoping that one day I can leave my full time job and spend each day creating something unique and special for you. As I have got older, I have realised that I don’t like mass produced clothes and home wares and other goods and would much prefer to buy unique items knowing that someone has really put in some hard work to create something amazing for me. I have always liked to be a little different, to have something that no one else has, to wonder down the high street and see independent, quirky little shops and browse their items, and look for unique items online. I don’t really like to follow trends. This also shows in my designs and creations.

I have always loved to create and bake, since being little. I moved around the country quite a bit with my dad’s job so that meant different schools. When it came to my GCSE’s I wanted to do art, but was told I didn’t have enough experience and wouldn’t do well. I was told the same when it came to my A levels. This meant that the subjects I chose didn’t really interest me so I started working in retail full time at 17. I now sell engineering plastics for a living, a far cry for the creativity that I crave!

A few years ago, I met someone that was decorating their spare room in Marilyn Monroe wall paper and wanted a picture of her to hang on the wall, so I said that I would paint her one. I got great feedback and was asked by others for paintings of Al Pacino, Elvis, fairies and more, this gave me a great confidence boost to start doing more. I began creating my own cards sending them out to my friends and family for Christmas and Birthdays.

When my husband proposed, I saw an opportunity and made all my own wedding stationary. I was so proud and once again had a massive confidence boost and with the feedback I had, I started to think about what I could do wedding related. I then met my best friend. She is a wedding hair and makeup artist and hair dresser. Whilst sat in her home based salon. I noticed she had a beaded bouquet and with my friend pushing me on, I started to create bridal bouquets from brooches and buttons, and now I like to push the boundaries and create something a little different, using crochet, beads and fabric to create something really special for my brides to keep and pass down for generations.

Whilst recovering from an operation to remove my endometriosis, I taught myself how to crochet. I have found this to be a passion of mine and it has really helped me with dealing with my endometriosis and the complications this has left me with. I love to make baby clothes, blankets, cushions, you name it, and I’ll give it a go!

Baking is another one of my passions, my speciality being cupcakes, making my own flavours and decorating them to any theme. I have been known to hold cupcake parties at my home for friends and family to come and try my new flavours. I make them for all occasions plus, just as a yummy treat, catering for vegan and gluten free customers. I bake at home in small batches using quality ingredients and I don’t use any harmful preservatives or additives. If you are interested in my cupcakes, please get in touch, but I can only deliver locally (Stevenage UK). Collections are welcome.

The crafts mentioned above are all a passion of mine, I also love to sew, embroider, and get involved with button arts. If you are interested in having something made that is not mentioned, please feel free to get in touch to discuss any requirements you may have. I like the challenge of designing and creating something new!

My aim is to offer a service that means you will come back and recommend a friend. My philosophy is that it is your item so it is entirely up to you and you need to be happy with the end product. So, on made to order items I will keep in touch with progress photos to help make sure you are 100% happy before shipping.

Please feel free to get in touch with any questions you may have!

Thank you for visiting Crumbs and Sparkles, I hope you hear from you soon! Happy Shopping


Mel ♡♡

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  • Melanie Thomas

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    I'm Mel. Everything you see is made by me. I love you use quality materials and yarns. Although crochet is a big passion of mine, I love to try new things, new crafts and materials. My head spins with ideas and I love making them into a reality.

Shop policies

Last updated on 24 January, 2017
Hello and Welcome to Crumbs and Sparkles!

I hope you like my shop and my items!

My aim is to offer great customer service that will make you come back and recommend a friend.

My philosophy is - It's your items, so it's up to you what you want!

I like to send progress photos of made to order items to ensure that I get it right for you and give you the opportunity to change your mind if needs be.

If you have a design idea in mind, but need someone to make it. Feel free to get in touch to discuss your requirements.

I will look forward to hearing from you!

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Return items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalised orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details

NON-CUSTOMISED ITEMS can be cancelled before your order is shipped to you. Once this items has been shipped you will be unable to cancel your order.

ALL CUSTOMISED ITEMS: Items made to order MAY NOT BE CANCELLED once the production on your items have begun or once the items purchased to make your items have been bought. Should your order be cancelled before the above, a full refund will be given.


NON-CUSTOMISED ITEMS: Please contact us and return your unused, unwanted items within 14 days of receipt. Once the goods have been received and checked that they are in their original condition a full refund will be made within 14 days, in the same way as payment was made. The buyer is liable for the return postage.

ALL CUSTOMISED ITEMS: We do NOT accept returns on customised items

DAMAGED ITEMS: if your items are damaged, please contact us within 14 days of receipt of your order, please leave a description of the damage with supporting clear photos of all packaging and the item. Damaged items will be replaced unless it was an OOKA item, in which case a full refund will be given.

The buyer is liable for the return postage unless the goods are faulty.

PLEASE NOTE: Colours / patterns may vary from screen to screen.
We accept credit and debit cards for all payment, we also accept Etsy Gift Cards.
PayPal payments are also accepted.
Please make you payment with in 3 days of your order. All unpaid orders will result in the cancellation of your order.
Most of my items will be shipped via Royal Mail (weight and size dependent). If you would like to upgrade your order to a tracked consignment, just send me a message and I will obtain prices for you (weight and size dependent).

Ready make items will be dispatched within 2-3 working days, once payment has been received.

Any made to order items will be dispatched with in 6-8 weeks. Please contact me directly if you are in a hurry for your items. Also if there are any delays on the production of your goods, you will be informed immediately.

Delivery times and prices will vary depending on your location, if you are international, please allow a further 15-25 days for delivery.

International customers should be aware Crumbs and Sparkles are not liable for any customs charges or local taxes that may be applied by the destination country. As each country has different laws and fees we are unable to add this to your shipping fees.

Please ensure the correct delivery address is added to your order, if you would like your purchased items sent to a different delivery address, please add your required delivery address to "notes to seller" with your order.

I will combine any delivery charges if more than 1 item is purchased and refund any postage difference.
Additional policies and FAQs
Whilst all my items are handmade with due care, attention and love, I ask that you respect any imperfections which can be reasonably expected from handmade items.
I reserve the right to use photographs of any finished items for promotional purposes. If you would prefer photos of your items not to be used then please let me know at point of order.