Handmade By Bex

Personalised crochet baubles

I'm really excited to be collaborating with Chloe from Crafty Crochet this year with these gorgeous personalised baubles. Chloe is a whizz at crochet and suggested that I make names to put on her baubles. We have very similar ideas when it comes to colours and...

Best of British

I am taking part in a lovely showcase on Facebook. There are a team of around 50 of us and every month or so we take part in a themed event, the title of April's is 'Best of British'. I have submitted 4 items, a mixture...

Gingerbread Heaven

For my family gingerbread houses are very much part of our Christmas preparations. I have just been looking through my photos and have realised just how many I have made in the past few years. In 2009 I made my first few houses, traditional looking with...

Mentions of Handmade by Bex

I have just been to a very interesting talk by Allister from Wild Orange Media (http://www.wildorangemedia.com/). The afternoon session was about SEO, something that I am rather clueless about. It was really helpful, I've got that slightly scary buzzy feeling where I feel like I...

Letter embroidery hoops

This is an idea that has been at the back of my mind for a long time. I took part in a fantastic course called The School for Creative Start Ups last year and at the end we had a week long show in London....

Hoop-la Magazine Tutorial

I am really excited to be featured in the latest issue of Hoop-la magazine. It feels great to see my work in print and I am really chuffed with how professional it looks. Guinness, as always, had to be part of the action and it...

Our new house

We moved house in January. Despite it only being two weeks ago I can't believe how settled we already feel here. This is the sort of house we had always dreamed of but didn't think it would ever become a reality. It is fine just as...

Moving house

I have always been fascinated by other people's houses, anyone else a regular rightmove checker?! In August last year I found a chalet bungalow a couple of miles up the road from where we currently live. We just thought we'd go and have a look,...

My new website

For the past few months I have been having a new website built by the very clever Ali Wood. It is still a work in progress, I need to add all of my photos and make it mine, but this is a process I'm really...