The Crafty Crofters go Etsy!

In the past months a lot has happened. This pandemic has made an impact on all of our lives in one way or another. I realise I have been very fortunate as for me personally the Covid-19 pandemic meant that although unfortunately I lost my main job as a hostel manager at Achmelvich Beach YH other opportunities emerged. It also made me realise how wonderful my community is and how much I love living where I live and love what I do. With my income from the fire service (yes I am a firefighter!) I was still able to pay my bills and being (partially) unemployed had a positive side effect. I now had so much more time available for my crafting. I have been experimenting with dyeing , worked on my weaving skills, have been knitting, spinning, crocheting and sewing. Curious about what I’ve been up to these past months? Follow the Crafty Crofters on Instagram @craftycrofters.

Thanks to all this creating and experimenting I found myself in a situation where I finally had enough stock to think about starting our own Crafty Crofters Etsy shop. As the local craft markets have unfortunately been cancelled this year due to covid-19 restrictions this seemed to be the prefect time to find an online market for some of our lovely handmade items. We’d been thinking about this for a while but never quite got around to actually getting it done. Want to have a look what we’ve got in our shop? Click here: TheCraftyCrofters.

Andrea on Etsy in 2019

A new year of crafting lies ahead and after some thinking I decided to open a shop on Etsy which gives me the opportunity to show what I make to a wider audience, especially during the winter months when there are no Made in Assynt markets to sell at.

I am still in the process of stocking the shop, so please check back again to see what is new, or favourite the shop in order to receive updates about new items for sale. If you want to have a look, here is the link to greyshedcrafts on Etsy. If you see something there that you like and live locally, please contact me and we can make an appointment for you to have a look what I have got in stock in my shed.

My workshop – The Grey Shed