Step Into Christmas with Lynsey from In Stitches - Q&A #LocalLoves #ShopLocal

2 Dec 2020

Shopping with small and local businesses has always been something I've enjoyed, I appreciate the time and effort that goes into every item and I know that one individual sale to a small business means alot. That's why when I saw In Stitches put up on their Facebook page about taking preorders for the Christmas items they craft I knew I wanted to ask them some questions.

At this time of year gift items at In Stitches include Terrys Chocolate Orange Covers and cute festive coasters! Lynsey also made my pumpkin back in October which I loved displaying on my bookcase and using in photos. Check it out below.
Last year I bought quite a few covers Terrys Orange covers and this year I've managed to grab a few more, one which I'll be giving away at the bottom of this post, minus the Terrys Chocolate orange! Sorry! Read on to learn more about In Stitches. 

1) Can you tell readers about In Stitches?

Hi everyone, InStitches is a small, local business that specialises in handmade crocheted items. I range from baby blankets to adult scarves, so there's something for everyone.
2) How and why did you start your business?

When my son was a baby our elderly neighbour would very kindly crochet him blankets and cardigans, I was always so amazed watching her in the garden. A few years later after she passed away I thought it would be a good way to remember her if I could learn to crochet myself. I picked it up really quickly and friends and family encouraged me to sell my makes.
3) What's been a highlight for you since starting?

I have so many highlights from starting up InStitches but my favourite would the lovely people I've met and reconnected with along the way
4) Do you have a favourite item which you've made?

Oh that's such a hard one but I think my top favourite would be surprising my LFC mad son with his very own Liverpool blanket personalised with his name.
5) What is your preferred season to craft for?

Autumn/winter is my most busiest time but summer is my favourite as it gives me time to think up and create different pieces
6) Why would you encourage shoppers to shop small this Christmas?

For me, this little business has really helped me provide for my family. Unfortunately lately a lot of small businesses have been hit hard with these uncertain times and it's important to help keep the likes of handmade businesses stay afloat. It shows great community spirit to buy local if you can and feels a little more personal buying handmade.

Stay up to date with In Stitches on Facebook or Instagram.

G I V E A W A Y:

I am giving away one Terry's Chocolate orange hat over on Instagram, to be in with a chance of winning check out the giveaway details HERE and GOODLUCK!

 What do you think of the items In Stitches crafts? How do you support small or local businesses? Let me know below in the comments.


  1. This is a lovely interview. This year more than ever, supporting small businesses is so important. I have bought a lot.
    It’s nice to read the impact and difference it makes to the owners of these small businesses x

    1. Thanks so much! It really is, some of the stuff from small businesses is so unique you know not anyone else may have gifted it which is even more special I believe! x

  2. Lovely interview and learning a lot more about this small business - so many cute designs xx

    1. Thanks so much! Aren't they so cute? I love all Lynsey's designs!

  3. Such a nice interview! It's so important to support small businesses during these times!

    Toma ❄️

    1. Thanks so much! I 100% agree, it really is!