Janiemade

“Lovingly handmade soft toys and gifts”

Shop Announcement:

Welcome to Janiemade and my new little Folksy shop that I will be filling with all kinds of crocheted loveliness. If you're after unique and quirky toys and gifts I hope you won't be disappointed.

I have a GIVEAWAY running until 30 September on my Facebook and Instagram pages. Enter now to win a bundle of crocheted goodies and a fabulous 20% discount off all items in my shop, (plus two runners-up prizes of a 15% discount). Go to facebook.com/janiemade or instagram.com/janie.made to find out more. Good luck!

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  • Teddy bear, Crochet toy, Baby gift, Shelf sitter, Photo shoot prop, Cotton yarn

    Teddy bear, Crochet toy, Ba...

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  • Elephant, Crochet Toy, Baby Gift, Cotton yarn, Customised options

    Elephant, Crochet Toy, Baby...

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  • Owl brooch, crochet, cotton, bird brooch

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    £7.50 3 in stock

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  • Unicorn, crochet toy, cotton yarn

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  • Unicorn, crochet toy, cotton yarn

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  • Elephant, Teething ring, Pink, Baby gift, Cotton yarn, Beech wood ring

    Elephant, Teething ring, Pi...

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  • Elephant, Teething ring, Pale green, Baby gift, Cotton yarn, Beech wood ring

    Elephant, Teething ring, Pa...

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  • Fox, Crochet Toy, Baby Gift, 100% Cotton

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  • Fox, Baby Gift, Crochet Toy, Cotton yarn

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  • Fox, Baby Gift, Crochet Toy, Cotton yarn

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  • Bunny, Rabbit, Crochet Toy, Baby Gift, Cotton yarn

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  • Owl keyring, bird keyring, bag charm

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  • Owl keyring, crochet, bird keyring, pink

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  • Rainbow keyring, Rainbow bag charm, Rainbow decoration, Crochet rainbow

    Rainbow keyring, Rainbow ba...

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  • Crochet keyring, Miniature crochet, Granny square, Retro gift, Blue

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  • Crochet keyring, Miniature crochet, Granny squares, Retro gift, Purple

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  • Crochet keyring, Miniature crochet, Granny square, Retro gift, Green

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  •  Crochet keyring, Granny square, Retro gift, Miniature crochet, Pink

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  • Crochet keyring, Granny square, Retro gift, Miniature crochet, Orange, Yellow

    Crochet keyring, Granny squ...

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  • Crochet keyring, Granny square, Retro gift, Miniature crochet, Grey, Mustard

    Crochet keyring, Granny squ...

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About Janiemade

Janiemade

Crochet is my happy place

I grew up in Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire, 'where the pork pies come from', but have lived in a village a few miles from Northampton for the last 20 years, having first come to the county as a student. I didn't realise as a child how lucky I was to grow up surrounded by family who were good with their hands and, out of necessity I suppose, were very keen on the philosophy of 'make do and mend'.

I was taught to knit by my Mum when I was about 7, but it was Grandad who had the time and patience to help me knit my first (very holey!) scarf for my Sindy doll. In the 1970s crochet became very popular, Mum couldn't get the hang of it when she tried to teach herself, but we came across a simple child's book of crochet and muddled our way through together until we finally mastered granny squares. I continued to crochet and knit, and had a cross stitch craze in my twenties, but crafting wasn't cool, so it was always a bit of a guilty secret!

I'm so glad that times have changed and that handmade is no longer seen as inferior but something to be celebrated. I now understand that being creative with my hands and concentrating on following a pattern really helps my mental health. The coronavirus lockdown gave me precious time to pursue my dream of creating and CE testing a range of crocheted toys to sell online. I'm so pleased I discovered the Folksy community, it seems a friendly and positive place, and I hope you will find something to make you smile in my little corner of it. Thanks for dropping by, Jane x

Reviews

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    Reviewed by Jackie

    A perfect gift for crochet fans. It arrived very quickly and was beautifully packaged. Excellent quality and service.

    Reviewed by Swarupa

    The dinosaur was absolutely beautiful and the perfect bespoke present for my friend's granddaughter. I liked the fact that it was designed to be safe for babies to play with and meets all toy safety regulations. It arrived on time and I'm hoping the baby will get many years of joy from it. Thank you, Janiemade!