Sarah Lou Crafts

The home of beautifully handcrafted Notebook Journals and Slow Fashion Crochet Gifts for all occasions. 

Handmade notebooks meticulously crafted featuring beautiful cork fabric covers and high-quality FSC chlorine free paper, making them the perfect companion for capturing thoughts, ideas, and memories. Sarah Lou's crochet gifts are Adventure Accessories for outdoor and nature enthusiasts looking for fun and functional, pretty and practical products to help you on your awesome adventures and everyday expeditions. If you are looking for warmth and comfort when hiking on the hills or walking in the woods, then fingerless gloves, boot cuffs, hats, ear warmers and cowl scarves will keep the chill away. 

Or if you are looking for a range of gifts and home décor for people who are seeking a more ecologically sustainable lifestyle and with a focus on Slow Fashion you can shop my range of stylish shawls, cardigans, berets and homeware products made from natural raffia, British wool, 100% cotton and recycled polyester yarns.  Whether you're looking for a stunning notebook to inspire your writing, record your amazing adventures or journal your thoughts, or a heartfelt crochet gift as a treat for yourself or for family and friends; Sarah Lou Crafts is the place for eco-conscious handmade treasures from Wales, UK.

Hi, I'm Sarah Lou.

Owner and founder of Sarah Lou Crafts where I create beautifully handcrafted Notebook Journals and Crochet Gifts for all occasions from my home studio in Carmarthenshire, South Wales. I am also an advocate for slow fashion and sustainable home décor.

My Story

My youngest son is autistic and was diagnosed with a rare lymphoma in 2016 when he was just 14 years old. I gave up my full-time paid employment as a Speech Therapy Assistant to become his full-time carer and my crafts were vital to my mental health. I decided to start selling them as a therapy and for the extra income we so desperately needed at such a difficult time in our lives. You can read more about our story on the link at the end of this page. 

I am an experienced hobby crafter who taught myself to crochet in 2013. I have been selling online since 2017 first as Adventure Accessories and now as Sarah Lou Crafts creating sustainable eco-conscious handmade gifts.

In 2020 I joined my local community town band as a Clarinet player. Music has always been a passion but only a few weeks later the world changed and we went into complete lockdown due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. Thank goodness I had my crochet and small business to make up for no more music for the foreseeable future.

I built a successful handmade business as people turned to online shopping and I am thankful for the opportunity to grow out of a difficult time. Ryan finished treatment in August 2020 and in May 2021 life began to return to some normality, meeting in person and the Band were able to resume rehearsals and playing music once more.

Since then we have gone from strength to strength and I am also now the band’s music librarian. I also still love making my Notebook Journals and Crochet Gifts and enjoy being busy while juggling my many creative outlets. Now is the time for me to grow my passion for sustainable living and the slow fashion movement and to help other like minded eco-conscious people. 

I also now offer PDF Patterns and Craft Kits too so that other crafters can enjoy creating as much as I enjoy Crochet & Clarinet.

SBS Award Winner

In September 2023 I won the Small Business Sunday award from Theo Paphitis. It is an amazing opportunity for my small business and self development. I am so excited to be a part of the networking community and for this next chapter of Sarah Lou Crafts. Thank you all so much for being here with me on this adventure. 

Nominated for The People's Choice Award - 2023

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