Fabric mask

I've been testing out several different tutorials this week, with different variations. So far this is my favourite one to make. Although cutting out the fabric takes a little longer than the pleated masks, the sewing part is much much quicker. There's 2 versions -...

Crochet Mini Octopus

Key:CH = Chain stitchDC = Double CrochetDC2Tog – slip 2 stitches onto your hook before making the DC stitch in roder to reduce the number of stitches overall.SS = Slip StitchTR = Treble Crochet This will be crocheted in the round. Start with 2 CH and then make 6 DC...

February 2020

February was all about launching Mossley Hill Matters. This is really important to me because I want to know what residents think. In the run up to the first meeting I started engaging in conversations on NextDoor and Facebook - in fact it was largely the discussions...

Car free…

Following my Car Free Day a couple of weeks ago, I've become quite a convert to public transport. Sure it takes longer, but that doesn't have to feel like a waste of time. Of course, if you're on the train during rush hour and it's standing room only, that feels quite...

Car Free Day

I didn't need a car when I lived in London, with tubes running every couple of minutes, regular buses, trams and rail, getting around is an easy task. But since I moved back home, the only time I use public transport is when my car is at the garage for its MOT....
February 2020

February 2020

February was all about launching Mossley Hill Matters. This is really important to me because I want to know what residents think. In the run up to the first meeting I started engaging in...

Car free…

Car free…

Following my Car Free Day a couple of weeks ago, I've become quite a convert to public transport. Sure it takes longer, but that doesn't have to feel like a waste of time. Of course, if you're on...

Car Free Day

Car Free Day

I didn't need a car when I lived in London, with tubes running every couple of minutes, regular buses, trams and rail, getting around is an easy task. But since I moved back home, the only time I...

Mossley Hill Matters: Parking & Traffic

Mossley Hill Matters: Parking & Traffic

The first Mossley Hill Matters Event took place on Monday 3rd February 2020 at Mossley Hill Athletics Club, located right in the middle of a parking issue hotspot, which was quite fitting given that...

January 2020

January 2020

January was off to a flying start with the introduction of my Knit & Natter group at Coopers Coffee Shop. The first session was on 6th Jan, and there was just me and Angela - Elizabeth's mum who...

December 2019

December 2019

Well December was a bit of a mixed bag wasn't it? I've already talked about the General Election so I won't dwell on it here. December started with a lovely Christmas Lights switch on organised by...

Smashing the New Year Resolutions

Smashing the New Year Resolutions

I just want to take a moment to look back at my new years resolutions because I think I did pretty well on them this year… I decided 2019 was going to be the year when I became visible. When I...

Post Election Blues and Making Sense of Things

Post Election Blues and Making Sense of Things

It's been a few days since the election and after a day of crying and a couple of days of feeling sad and anxious, I think I've gathered my thoughts enough to get some perspective on everything. ...

November 2019

November 2019

This last month has been busy, with the General Election being called we've been campaigning all over the place, lending our support to marginal seats like Southport as well as delivering leaflets...

GE2019: The NHS

GE2019: The NHS

In the run up to the general election, I've been looking in more detail at some of Labour's policies. It seems lately that people are always saying things like, "what this country needs is..." and...

GE2019: Universal Basic Income

GE2019: Universal Basic Income

In the run up to the General Election on 12th December I want to look at different Labour policies to explore what it is that Labour is offering. Labour’s policies will transform the country and...

GE2019: A National Education Service

GE2019: A National Education Service

In the run up to the General Election on 12th December I want to look at different Labour policies to explain what it is that Labour is offering. Labour’s policies will transform the country and...

Helen P. Stephens is a maker, author and social entrepreneur.

In 2010 she set up a social enterprise to provide affordable web design services to voluntary and community groups. In 2014 she Co-founded Little Sandbox, a Tech Club for kids providing an environment for children to make use of digital equipment and resources to develop their tech skills. This expanded in 2019 to become a makerspace when Sandbox Workshop was opened to the public in a community library in North Liverpool.

Helen is also a non-executive director/trustee of 3 other social enterprises: VOLA Learning Consortium, Inclusive Economy Liverpool and Periscope Productions CIC.

 

Following graduation from a music industry management degree, she lived in London, working for a number of music companies. She returned home to Liverpool and worked in a variety of jobs from admin to childcare – She even had a short stint as a taxi driver. She enjoys creative writing; short stories, poetry and her debut full length novel was published in August 2014.

She spends her spare time playing video games and watching television. She supports Liverpool football club and a Labour Party Prospective Council Candidate, standing for election in May 2020. She lives with her long term boyfriend and their cat Tilly.

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