Have you ever gone into a sweet shop and not been able to make you mind up from the vast selection on show? Well take that image and place me in a fabric shop, I've always felt that way and find great comfort in browsing the various cottons, prints etc, and don't get me started on the embellishments, I am a definite magpie for anything shiny, sparkly or unusual and love to add them to designs that I'm working on.
It was definitely in my gene pool that I was destined to stitch, as a little girl I was never more at home then when my Nanny's would get their sewing boxes out and allow me to rummage through them. The button boxes where my idea of Heaven and I've got some that were my Great-Nanny's, so probably over 100yrs old now!!!
I've always enjoyed making things, from little peg dolls to cushions, so off I went to Uni to study Surface decoration-hey presto i found like minded people that enjoyed designing things, I found printmaking theraputic but haven't done anything like that for years(watch this space as this is one of those things that I plan to do again by the time I'm 30) After graduating I became a free-lance designer and found myself an agent that has been selling my designs, for fabric, gift wrap, and many more surfaces that have design on them, for the last 8 years.
In between I have managed get married and have 2 little boys, who think Mummy is quite funny when she indulges in their glue and stick activites. I juggle all this like most women do, with some finesse and alot of laughs with a good set of friends and family.
I find looking at design blogs relaxing and always inspiring so thought I'd have a go and let you into the mad world that inspires me...................