The Reluctant Spoonie

The Reluctant Spoonie

Learning to live with chronic illness and disability


The Reluctant Spoonie is run as a not-for-profit organisation and all sales go towards website running costs, our Send a Sunflower service and our chronic illness awareness projects such as our ‘Guide to Living with …’ ebook series. Additionally, 10% of all sales will be donated to a chosen chronic illness charity or non-profit at the end of the year.

For bulk orders (10+ items) of any of the items below or a bespoke item of your choice, please email We offer affordable wholesale and charity prices.

Handmade Crochet Gifts

You can buy crochet gifts through our Etsy shop.

Digital Shop

You can get our digital products such as our eBooks and digital magazine through our digital shop

Check out Issue 1 of our digital magazine for more tips on Studying with a Chronic Illness here

Past bespoke orders for Spoonie Survival Kits


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Quick shipping and so adorable! Thank you!” Danielle, Etsy customer

Thank you for the sweetest decoration ever! I love crocheting and really appreciate the time you will have taken to make this.“- SSK Recipient

They’re adorable! Thank you ❤❤“‘- Happy Little Stars customer

Want to Stock Something in our shop?

Are you a chronically ill/ disabled maker? We are always looking to showcase creative talent from our community. Please use the form below if you would like to stock one of your handmade or digital items in our shop.

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