The Crafty Lady
The Crafty Lady 

'In Crafting there are no mistakes just unique Creations'

About us

I should change this heading to 'About Me' but I get advice, support, encouragement, criticism, praise and prayers from special people in my life (you know who you are), so I am content to use the plural and send bucket loads of love and thanks.

 

I live on the beautiful Fylde Coast nestled between St Annes and Lytham, most days you can enjoy views across the Ribble estuary to Southport and the Snowdonia mountain range beyond.

 

St. Annes, to the north, founded in 1875 is a wonderful example of a planned Victorian town, a classic seaside resort. It has some lovely examples of Edwardian architecture, a Pier, Bandstand, Promenade Gardens, the tranquil Ashton Gardens, miles of sand dunes, a safe sandy beach and of course donkey rides in the summer! It's hard to believe that Blackpool is only 3 miles away, the much more peaceful atmasphere of St. Annes couldn't be more different!

 

Lytham, considered to be one of the gems of the North West of England, is steeped in heritage. From i'ts famous landmark windmill on the green to the cobbled walls, (a specialist local tradition that has survived for more than 200 years!), which can be spotted all around the town along with the splendid mosaic displayed in the town's square, to Lytham Hall  reputed to be one of the finest Georgian houses in the North West and holds a Grade One listed status with its parklands registered with English Heritage to its wide range of individual shops, chic boutiques, tea shops, cafe's, wine bars and stylish restaurants it certainly is a most treasured gem.

 

Nearby is Fairhaven Lake, the salt water lake is positioned directly on the coast next to Granny Bay. The lake is enjoyed by boating enthusiasts, with motorboat, canoe and rowing boats for hire. There's a cafe, bowling greens, tennis courts, childrens play area and the RSPB Discovery Centre. We even have a full-sized replica Spitfire aeroplane which is a centrepiece for the RAF Fighter and Bomber Command memorial, and very impressive it is too. 

 

There is a large selection of wild fowl naturally based at the lake including over 250 Canada Geese, several Swans and many coots, water hens and other smaller fowl. Up to a quarter of a million birds may be present at any one time and millions pass through the estuary in a year. The area is important globally both for its winter season flocks and as a stopping place for birds during migration. One of my favourite walking stops is at the RSPB Centre to watch the arrivals boards display live e.t.a's for incoming flocks, bit like at the airport when I am checking checking flight arrivals, never see any delays on the birds arrival board though!

 

I am now retired and find that I am busier then ever but, and a big but, I can do whatever I want with my time and currently it is my craft work, seeking inspiration for my next project, sourcing materials, meeting up with my crafty friends exchanging ideas etc. I feel very blessed to live in this neighbourhood with all its history, diversity, wild life, seascapes and much more which kickstart my creativity button every day.

 

I have lived in many places, in many countries, enjoyed experiencing differing cultures and customs and, God willing, will get to enjoy many more. I love to seek out local curios, traditional handicrafts, talk with local artisans, buy unique and different handicrafts and create something from ideas I have got along the way, hence one of my many creative tag lines, 'Craft Fusion'.

 

I usually have several craft projects on the go at any one time, hence the variety of crafts that appear on my stall. I am a lover of colour and this too is reflected in my craft work,. I hope that you have a glance at the Crafty Lady Creations page to get an idea of what I do. I will be listing the upcoming fairs, markets and events I will be at on the What's New page so have peek at that and if you are in the area pop along and introduce yourself, would be lovely to see you. If you have any questions just drop me an email pauline@thecraftylady.co.uk

 

Ten days ago I woke up, always a plus!, and thought 'I think I'll get a website'!!!!!! Well, here it is warts and all, apologies for any glaring spelling mistake, syntax, nauseating quotes (sorry but there will be plenty more, its just my thing!) and anything else, just let me know. I forewarn you however, I have a Blog.... tag line blog/moan/groan/praise page, I can't wait to get started on that!

 

Now, I just have to work out how to get this website live, finish a couple of Sac de Vin's, spray paint rocks, varnish finished rocks, finish designing two new patterns for some bags and purses, check out newly received African fabric, oh, and design and make a purse/pouch for a TENS machine! I just love being a Crafter x

 

'wanderlust consumed her; foreign hearts and exotic minds compelled her. she had a gypsy soul and a vibrant hope for the unknown'

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