Every crafter has story about a time when a project hasn't quite gone to plan. Maybe you miscalculated the amount of yarn you needed, sewed an arm on the wrong side or tried a crafty make from Pinterest that didn't quite end up looking like the picture!


In the first episode of We've Made It, Zoe Williams and Sarah Orme talk about their own personal crafting disasters and share stories sent in by the Gathered community. Our favourite tale features some catnip toys and a pair of curtains, but you'll have to listen to the episode to find out what happened! Other stories include unfortunately knitting accidents, sewing mistakes and crochet pattern glitches that we can all relate to.

What crafting disasters have you experienced? We'd love to hear from you and might share your story in a future episode! Get in touch with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

So how can you listen to our first episode? You can find the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Acast or wherever you get your podcasts. Alternatively, you can use the player below to listen to the episode online. Put the kettle on and settle down to listen to our relaxing crafty chat – it's the perfect way to unwind after a hectic day.

One good thing

In each episode of the podcast, Sarah and Zoe share something good from the past week. Stay tuned to the end of the episode to find their latest recommendations and tips.

This week, Sarah has been making batches of Dorset apple cake using a BBC Good Food recipe, while Zoe has been binging on the cheesy Netflix show Emily in Paris. Listen to the podcast next week for more recommendations.

Projects of the week

Gathered is packed with lovely things to make that it can be tricky to dig out the real gems in our archives. Don't worry, Sarah and Zoe are here to help! Each week we'll recommend some of our favourite craft projects from the website for you to have a go at.

In episode one, Sarah recommends the giant crochet donut cushion pattern from Mollie Makes, which was designed by Paula Risanto. This fun pattern shows you how to whip up some two-tone donuts complete with sprinkles!

Zoe has been doing some papercrafting and made her own paper floral garland using our free templates. This is stash-busting project is a great one to make with kids.


Looking for more crafty podcasts to listen to? Check out our guides to the best sewing podcasts and the best knitting podcasts.


Sarah OrmeDigital Editor, Gathered

Sarah Orme is a UK-based linocut printmaker, digital editor, feature writer and award-winning podcaster. She's been editing the sewing and art sections of Gathered.how – and before that our sister website calmmoment.com – for over 3 years. She’s the host of Gathered’s We’ve Made It podcast and A Calmer Life podcast. She’s a keen crafter and artist and loves creating DIY tutorials for Gathered. Sarah has previously written features for The Guardian, In The Moment Magazine, Project Calm Magazine, countryfile.com, radiotimes.com and yourhomestyle.uk. She enjoys designing her own unique lino prints and dreams of opening her own online shop. She shares her work @sarahormeprints

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