Are you eager to develop your creativity? To use what you have to hand?

Ready to learn new skills, to experiment, to have fun?

Keen to carve time out of a busy life for you?

Passionate that nurturing creativity creates a well rounded balanced person, I am eager to encourage you on your own creative journey.


My story

As a child I was fortunate to have adults in my life who encouraged me to try new crafts, ranging from sewing to lace bobbin making. I went on to study a HND in Crafts at Art College, but struggled with feeling that craft was self absorbing and selfish. Having graduated I chose to work in the public sector.

Nearly twenty years on I continue to work in the public sector. I am married to a wonderful enabling husband, who has always nurtured my creative side. My two amazing children occasionally think I am eccentric, but I love it when my six year old collects random items at a car boot sale to make something! Blessed in working part time I have the time to sew, upcycle and do some DIY.

There have been periods in my life where I have neglected the creative side of me, to my detriment. Sewing, DIY, knitting all help to maintain my equilibrium. Personally I am overwhelmed by global warming, burying my head in the sand frequently, I try to do my bit by reusing materials. We only have one world and its resource are limited. It’s easy to create unique quality items from recycled materials – style can be sustainable.

As an introvert blogging creates a perfect platform where I hope to inspire and encourage you. My motto is that crafting and creating does not need to cost the earth or your wallet!

Are you keen to express your creativity through sewing and upcycling? 

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PS Not sure where to start? How about my most popular posts?

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