Hi, I'm Lauren. Welcome to Craftworks. 

It's where you'll find reviews, tutorials, how to's and updates on all things crafty.

I'm Lauren and I live in Reading with my husband and our rescue cat Bob, who spends the majority of his time in his basket, looking at us with distain.

I've always been a maker and I can't imagine not being busy with some project or other, from knitting to sewing, to up-cycling furniture.

When I first started making things, I lived for blogs and Youtube videos to help me understand the world I had just started delving into. After all, it can feel like patterns and instructions are written in another language! Even now, I often rely on information from other makers when I encounter a new technique or skill.

That's why I created Craftworks.

I wanted a place to share what I've been up to, as well as how to's, tutorials, reviews and product tests.

My Etsy store - Craftworks Baby, is where I also make and sell beautiful handmade baby clothes. It's on a little break right now, but this site is where I will keep you posted. I also occasionally make made-to order items. Click the 'Contact' button at the top of the page for more information.