Chris & Christine’s Crafts is the product of the creative talents of Chris Rickels & Christine Hassall.

The pair’s aim is to create pieces which combine the traditional with the innovative, for home decor and gifts which are both cosy, quirky and contemporary. All items are made by hand and with great care and enjoyment. If people love our crafts as much as we do, we’re happy.

Save the Unicorns (of the sea)

I’ve just started making a brand new narwhal necklace since our one and only was snapped up at our market on Sunday. She is now named Lady Abigail Periwinkle and happily helping the GM of Blend in Sneinton Market construct killer grilled cheese sandwiches and spread magic and joy wherever she goes. But as providence will […]


Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness

One of my favourite songs by Joni Mitchell is ‘Urge for Going’. If you haven’t listened to it I really recommend it, because it perfectly and beautifully reflects the feeling you get during this time of the year. Where the days are hurrying on, and you feel the inevitable grief that comes with the loss […]


Let me live, love, and say it well in good sentences

Recently Chris and I travelled to Haworth in West Yorkshire, to visit the once home of the Brontë siblings and their father. The Brontë Parsonage sits atop a cobbled street lined with wonderful little treasure troves (one of which is Wave of Nostalgia which we LOVED), independent and colourful shops, and smiling faces. On the one side […]


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