Hello there,

I’m Lindsay, a Mum of three and a lifelong crafter. My craft of choice is crochet, but I also love to embroider, knit, sew and paint. I recently began to design amigurumi crochet dolls inspired by my garden and the natural world (you can see a few of my creations in the picture above – I’m holding Cariad & Dave the daffodils). My background is in journalism and I love hearing people’s stories, so I merged my two passions of craft and story-telling to create Making Stitches Podcast in the spring of 2020.

There is now a back catalogue of over 50 episodes featuring inspiring maker stories from the worlds of yarn crafts, textiles, needlework and fabric conservation. You can listen to Making Stitches Podcast via episode links here as well as by searching for Making Stitches on your favourite podcast app including Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify & Stitcher plus many others.

In addition to my podcasting and crochet, I am a freelance writer and have written articles for craft magazines. I have also worked as a news reader and reporter as well as a radio presenter in previous jobs.

This blog was first born in July 2015 under the name Postcard from Gibraltar. At the time I lived with my family in Gibraltar, a small but fascinating place in the south of Europe at the southern most tip of the Iberian peninsula. I used the blog to write about family life as an expat living way down south and in the sunshine. There are many posts in this site’s archives detailing walks around the Rock and taking in the scenery. You can find them by looking for my “A Stroll around Gibraltar” posts.

We returned to the UK in the summer of 2020, after 11 years spent living in Gibraltar and in September 2022 Postcard from Gibraltar was renamed ‘Making Stitches’. My amigurumi crochet patterns are available for sale on Etsy from the Making Stitches Shop.

Thank you for stopping by!

Lindsay x

17 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi there! I enjoyed watching the 52 weeks of photos! I’ve decided to do it myself this year. I’ve linked to your blog as the inspiration on my most recent post. I wanted to let you know. 🙂

  2. Hello I’ve just found your blog and it’s so pretty! I am staying in Gibraltar for a couple of weeks, and wondered if you can tell me where I can buy quilting supplies – particularly craft cotton fabrics? Thank you in hope

    1. Hi Kirstie, welcome to Gibraltar! I’m afraid we’re a bit sparse here for craft supplies, but there are two small outlets you could try. My dressmaking teacher, Dorcas Hammond has a small haberdashery and fabric store in the front of her workshop at 38 Governor’s Street. She has some printed cotton fabrics, threads, and other supplies. I’d try that first.
      There’s also a fabric store called Princess Silks 2 in the ICC shopping centre upstairs from Debenhams. There’s also a wool shop called Flower on Bell Lane which has some bits and pieces but not much in the way of fabric other than net curtains really. Good luck on your mission!

  3. Thank you for your guidance – I didn’t find what I was looking for this time, but I had a good walk around the city in the search 😉

    1. I’m sorry you didn’t find anything suitable. La Linea market is on just across the border on Wednesday mornings – they have fabric stalls – and from memory have printed cottons although they are sold from the roll rather than fat quarters. That might be worth a try. If you cross the border on foot and turn right as soon as you leave the customs area, you will soon see the stalls after the park area.

  4. Hi

    I have just come across your blog and I love it. My partner is half Gibraltarian and we visit a few times a year from the UK. Maybe when we retire we may be able to stay for a few months of the year! I love the Main Street for shopping (love perfume and makeup) but the whole area is nice and it has a nice climate. Always feel relaxed when I am there. Do you think you will stay there permanently? What are your favourite things to do there?
    Laura x

    1. Hi Laura lovely to hear from you. I’m not sure whether Gib is my forever home as we are here due to work commitments but it’s been a lovely place to bring up children. My truly favourite things to do are to climb the Med Steps and enjoy the sights and sounds of the Upper Rock as well as watching the sunset from our balcony. 😊

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