Hello! I'm Tracey the human behind Bluebird & Daisy.
I started as a quilter and maker/designer of patchwork quilts when I was 13 years old. This took me to national competitions, a few published patterns and to teaching children how to sew and make textile creations into my thirties. I have always knitted having been taught by my grandmother when I was 7 years old. In 2014 we had new owners of the wool shop here in my home town of Cullompton, Devon. I went in to introduce myself as a crafter and the colours of the yarn caught my eye. Cara, the owner, was a crocheter and the wonder of the hook got me curious.
In February 2015 using the fantastic blog of Attic24 I started with a crochet wave blanket, which my daughter has now called her own. My second blanket was Sophie's Universe, which for those of you who know it was an absolute baptism of fire. Needless to say it got me knowing all the basic stitches and then some.
I published my first Crochet Along in 2016 and have since had a number of crochet alongs and numerous individual amigurumi's which I've designed when I've been unable to find anything to suit.
In 2021 I completed a knitting tech edit course and since then have started knitwear design with jumpers and wearables. All of my knitwear patterns are professionally tech edited and where possible tested too.
Living in Mid-Devon I am surrounded by beautiful countryside with the coast only a short distance away. I am inspired by how nature always gets her colours right. I believe that anyone can make anything they want and that difficulty is in the mind. If you like it you will work out how to make it.
You can also find me on Instagram, Facebook and Ravelry (see links at the top of the page).
My website where you'll find my blog and free patterns is www.bluebirdanddaisy.com. Look forward to seeing you there.