But it hasn't taken a back seat for everyone, particularly not for Hilary, the brains behind Haptree on Folksy, as well as her own website, who's shared a bit about her life and craft...
We would like to get to know a bit more about the person behind the craft.
If you were an animal, what would you be? – A horse, possibly with wings.
Cadbury or Galaxy? – Green & Blacks
What film did you last see at the cinema and what did you think of it? – Where the Wild things Are – I thought it was strange, interesting, depressing and yet uplifting.
And now about your work.
What’s the first thing you can remember making?
A green and red stripy knitted rectangle.
What’s your favourite material to work with and why?
I like sewing beautiful Japanese cotton best.
Who has been your biggest inspiration?
My partner has an amazing attention to detail and I’d like to hope a bit of it has rubbed off on me since we’ve been together.
What’s your best crafty tip?
Measure twice, cut once – it’s boring but saves time and money and four letter words.
What’s your favourite item in your shop? (can you give me a link for it, thanks)
Allways the one I listed most recently!
Also, if you take a trip over to Haptree's blog, you could win yourself a gorgeous selection of items in her competition, including the red purse at the top of the page.