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....
GE2019:  Labour’s Brexit Policy

GE2019: Labour’s Brexit Policy

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...

My Selection Speech to Mossley Hill BLP

My Selection Speech to Mossley Hill BLP

First of all, thank you for shortlisting me and giving me this opportunity to introduce myself: I'm Helen and I want to be the next Labour Councillor for Mossley Hill. I've been working in the...

On the knocker: first time experience on the doorstep

On the knocker: first time experience on the doorstep

It's the one thing about which I've always thought "not a chance". The idea of knocking on doors asking people to vote, filled me with dread. Mainly because, I hate it when people knock on my door...

Caroline Lucas and the All Female Cabinet

Caroline Lucas and the All Female Cabinet

This week Green MP, Caroline Lucas, made a rather unpopular suggestion of creating an all female cabinet of cross party MPs to prevent a no deal Brexit. To say it fell flat is an...

Proud to support Liverpool Pride

Proud to support Liverpool Pride

Bit of a cliched title, but last weekend I took part in my first Pride march. To be clear, I fully support everything Pride stands for, but I have something of a fear of...

Holocaust Memorial Day

Holocaust Memorial Day

There's been some shocking revelations this week about the number of people who either don't know or don't believe that the Holocaust happened. While this is disturbing to...

A New Year, A New Me.

A New Year, A New Me.

We're already 8 days into the new year but I finally know what I want to do differently this year: I want to be visible. I want to stop worrying about what other people think...

Patience is a virtue

Patience is a virtue

I seem to recall hearing that when I was younger and rolling my eyes dramatically. But today, in a world where everything happens at the touch of a button, maybe we could all do with strengthening...

Tripawd Moggins

Tripawd Moggins

Like many crazy cat ladies, I am the proud owner of two cats. Well no, that's not entirely true - I am merely fortunate to be living with the human that two cats selected to be their human...

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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