I have a bright and lively stash of fabrics and embellishments that's used for designing, which includes anything from vibrant orange corduroy, with striking pink feathers, to multicoloured tie-dye and woolly pom poms. I think there's nearly every colour and texture that you could ever think of (probably too many as they fill every spare space in our home!)
I studied at an Art and Design college, but just couldn't decide on a subject that I wanted to take further. Then, not long after, I started to get into sewing and began to make sweet mini pieces of clothing for teddy bears. A while later, I met my husband and we had our beautiful baby daughter. I found that I needed a hobby to do while Chloe was napping. So, began buying the first of many craft magazines and books (which are now caving in the book shelves!) that inspired me to have a go at making things. I just loved it!
In 2018, I entered a competition called 'Sew Your Style' to design and make a fashion accessory for someone to wear, and I could choose the theme. I couldn't wait to get started! I love bright colours, sparkly things, and I adore cats!! It needed to be a practical accessory, so had the idea to make a cat themed tote bag (you can see it here in our product listings). But this would be a super-duper version - fully lined, with a place for your phone and large pockets on the front and back. It was so exciting when the bag was short-listed to the top 10 of finalists! And it was displayed at the NEC in Birmingham.
Since then, I've carried on making more and more bags, each with their own distinct designs. I love to imagine people wearing them and using them to show off their fun personalities.