Thank you for being interested in me and my work! I’m very excited you’re here! So you want to hear about me…
Let’s start with a classic! If I had to describe myself in three words I would say: creative, practical and scatty.
I have always been into arts and crafts but tried to follow the ideal: going to university and getting a good job. I studied Architecture but dyslexia, ADD and a serious case of glandular fever meant I struggled to stick at the Masters. The 2008 recession and lack of full architectural qualification meant I found myself working in construction sales and project management. Don’t get me wrong, I love buildings, spaces and construction methods, but now with children it just doesn’t work for me.
During the London 2012 Olympics I found myself unexpectedly unemployed. To keep myself out of trouble and rebuild my confidence I decided to start making a patchwork quilt (currently still unfinished). I spent many a happy hour in front of the TV with my sub-par set up, my sewing machine on the ironing board. During the next few years I sewed bits and bobs, tried making some clothes, but kept coming back to quilts. Maybe because I love one to snuggle under and watch TV!
In June 2018 when my youngest was just a few months old and I was emerging from sleep deprivation, I somehow found the confidence to set up an Instagram account as a fun way to take time for myself and sew. For the last couple of years, I have played at sewing and never for a second have I got bored.
Now I’m getting a little bit more free time I want to have a productive focus while still looking after my family. Many people have suggested I make things to sell but every time I make something, I fall in love and just want to keep it! So I have decided to specialise in Foundation Paper Piecing Patterns. FPP seems natural to me after designing building construction details in 3D. I am excited to share my FPP journey with you!