I grew up in a small Suffolk village with three sisters and numerous rabbits. We used to make little dresses and outfits for our toys, which I must confess, the rabbits inevitably modelled. There was never a lot of money spare as there were a lot of us, so we were always encouraged to be creative and lead to me eventually going on to study Art and Design at college.
Making things still makes me happy, whether I am sewing, crocheting, baking bread or making cakes…..I’m currently learning to knit and take the greatest delght in each and every stitch on my needles….I also make, possibly, the world’s best hazelnut and chocolate cookies.
I live with my sweetheart whom I adore beyond words and a scruffy grey cat called Bernard.
My hobbies include rummaging for haberdashery items at car-boots and charity shops, reading Jane Austen novels, watching Inspector Morse, drinking nice tea, poking our cat when he is sleeping and sniffing sheepy scented yarn. I have been banned from talking about Game of Thrones at home as I get too excited about it.
I also like foraging in the local hedgerows, making jams and jellies with my harvest, eating blackberry crumble….. I have a secret crush on Susan Calman who I think is the funniest woman in the world.
My favourite things are having a proper afternoon tea on a Sunday, riding my bicycle, walking in the autumn when it is all windy, watching snow fall and crocheting blankets that my cat then steals.
I have a folksy shop where I sell hand made items I have sewn from a mix of vintage and contemporary fabrics and notions.
I’m more than happy to make commissions using fabrics that have meaning and history to you, so please feel free to contact me via my website for more information.