New beginnings…Hobbycraft

I am now a General Assistant at Hobbycraft Orpington. Yay! This blog will remain my own, no opinions or anything of the sort will be in anyway affiliated to Hobbycraft. Just so I’m covered! (I don’t think they even know about my blog, but you can never be too sure!)

Hobbycraft Orpington

To be honest, Hobbycraft Orpington should be “Hobbycraft St Mary Cray”…but who has ever heard of St Mary Cray?! (Who’s ever heard of Orpington? I hear you scream.) It’s halfway between the village we are currently living in, in Kent, and one of the main London train stations.

Hobbycraft Orpington.
Hobbycraft Orpington.

Hobbycraft sells a lot of products for a vast number of crafts. As I like to learn new things, this is perfect for me! I’m not going to lie – I’m not that impressed with the knitting range (although they have recently started stocking bamboo needles) but at the end of the day, the vast amount of stuff they do sell has me anyway. And, I have enough knitting stuff, as the trunk full of yarn assures me.

Even before I ever thought of applying for a job there, JS started refusing to come to Hobbycraft with me. Even if I said I would go in for ‘one ball of yarn, I know exactly what I need and where it is.’ On that particular trip I came out an hour later with £40 worth of stuff and apologies. The free guidesthey give out in abundance don’t help my wallet.

Free guide for knitted dog draught excluder! Click on the picture for the link.
Free guide for knitted dog draught excluder! Click on the picture for the link.

Few of the staff currently in mystore have knitting expertise. This is where I come in! (And my fellow new recruits, but I only know that one of them crochets and I’m not sure about the others, so we will see.) They like to have people who know what they’re talking about, you see. I’m by no means an expert…but I can help out a bit.

That's me, in training!
That’s me, in training!

I’m looking forward to this. The depression and anxiety have been on the rise recently, and I figure it’s because I’ve been idle at home. By which I obviously mean knitting up a storm…but feeling less and less like a contributing member of society. The job feels perfect.

I’ll let you know how it goes! Today was mainly paperwork…tomorrow I learn how to use the tills!

Much love,

Corrie xx

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2 Responses to New beginnings…Hobbycraft

  1. Sarah - Gingerbread Bunny says:

    Wow! I am so jealous – I am currently looking out for a part time job in either hobbycraft, Abakhan or lush once I finish my job at Xmas! Your job sounds fab and I’m so pleased that you are enjoying it! Keep us posted x

    • Corrie says:

      I will do! You should totally apply, as far as I can tell they really value hard-workers, people who can actually craft, and people who are…well, people. I’m so excited, and all the people I’m going to be working with are lovely as well. I’ll post tomorrow or the next day to let you know how I’m getting on :) xx

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