I have been creative since I was a little girl. Growing up in the beautiful market town of Shrewsbury in Shropshire, my Mum taught me to sew at a young age and I was soon running up dresses on her sturdy Brother machine. I inherited my Great Aunts beautiful Singer machine in my teens and was so happy I could then sew whenever I liked! My hubby bought me my Huskystar the first year we were married and it’s still my main machine today. Over the years I have made most items of clothing (although trousers are my nemesis) and have decked out 4 houses in soft furnishings.
Particularly since moving to Cheshire, I realised that I love making things for other people. When shopping for children’s gifts, the lack of classic clothing led me to search out traditional patterns with a vintage twist to make up myself and, having no children of my own, I spoilt my nephews and friend’s children with the items I made. I get so much joy from using beautiful fabrics to make clothes for them and in seeing their little faces when they wear their new dress or waistcoat with pride.