What am I about?
I am mad about fabric, I love that for a reasonably small amount of money you can have a little piece of design and better than that you can then choose how you would like to use that little piece of art work. You can make cushions or tablecloths, bags and pencil cases, dresses and clothing or how about some bunting or a beautiful quilt; it really is only limited by your imagination and skill. Once I had discovered sewing and the endless supply of fabric it really did open up a whole new world of options, have you ever been in a shop and thought "I love that dress but I wish the pattern was different" or "that bag is great but I would really like it in blue," well this is where sewing is great, find a pattern, find a fabric and then off you go. Ok so skill isn't there straight away but with a little practice, patience and sometimes sheer stubbornness you can learn to make anything.
My Fabric Journey
I only started sewing again in recent years, the space and time seemed to evade me, or perhaps it was the small child running about? I began with smaller things like bags, purses and pencil cases and have finally found my calling with quilting. I've been designing quilts and patchwork projects for Quilt Now and Dashwood Studios and you will find some of my patterns and kits on the website.
I have to admit the most glorious part of sewing is choosing the fabric. I personally like fabrics that are fun and make you smile and have been heard exclaiming "I have to have that in my life!" on more than one occasion. But that's the great thing about fabric for £3 a fat quarter I probably can have it in my life!