About The Frog in the Craft



My name is Sandrine. I am French – this explains the “Frog” part of my business name. Well that and the simple fact that I really like frogs! I moved to the U.K. back in 1996. The initial plan was actually for me to stay for around 9 months! Yet here I am, still here, living in Nottinghamshire, with my husband, teenager and a small menagerie.

My grandad is at the source of my great interest for the handmade, heritage crafts and the (sadly disappearing) old skilled jobs. I made my first wooden sewing box with him when I was about 10 - and I still use it! My motto (one of them anyway) is “Live a little, Craft a lot”. Even if I like to have a go at anything, the textile and recycling crafts are what I always go back to. 

I first had the idea to turn my hobbies into a business back in 2018. I just wanted to spread a little crafting love around me through my makes, carefully selected crafting supplies which I sold at many markets as well as online. I have also been hosting various workshops and streamed online live crafts on Twitch.

I really love it when my handcrafted items bring some joy to my customers' lives or when I can help a customer find the craft supply that they need to complete their project. I find it very rewarding when my "students" go home having enjoyed their day and inspired to keep crafting and using their newly acquired skill. What I am trying to say here, is that my customer's happiness is my first priority. I am always happy to help and only one message away. Besides, all my orders are delivered with a smile - a contagious one, I hope! 

Short of having closed down altogether on the 30th September 2023 – which I couldn’t quite bring myself to doing - I have recently
had to make a few changes to the way my business operates and to my product lines. This means that thanks to a small cost cutting exercise and a re-focus on the textile crafts and threads in particular, I will now be able to offer a better range of threads (embroidery, crochet, tatting, lace, etc…) at my best and lowest possible prices. This also means that I have added a Stock Clearance Section both to my shop and to this website which I will try and update on a regular basis, so make sure you grab those insane bargains ASAP! Once they are gone, they are gone!

Looking forward to helping you,

Many Thanks