Welcome to Thoresby Cottage, my craft and crochet blog! My name is Caitie and I live in the beautiful city of Cape Town, South Africa. I grew up in a very crafty household, where no DIY project was too big or small. From sewing, to woodwork and jam making, there was always some crazy project underway and usually the whole family got involved. What fond memories I have! Fast forward to today, and I am in the process of transitioning from working full time as a manager in an IT company to being a full time mom, and as I start a family of my own, I’d like to share the creative skills I’ve gathered over the years.

Thoresby Cottage is a space for me to share my creative thoughts so keep an eye for out for tutorials, recipes, tips and free downloads. I have also opened up several online stores where you can make various purchases including crochet patterns and digital illustrations / design elements. Wondering why this blog is called Thoresby Cottage? Have a look here for the story behind the name.

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I would love to hear from you, either to show me what creative project you have been working on, or contact me to collaborate. You can do this via the Contact Page or email me directly on hello[at]thoresbycottage[dot]com.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Yours in craft,



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