Charms, trinkets and a hatred for clothing shopping.
I'm going back to University in September
I like chips, cornish pasty and vegetable soup all on one plate
I hate clothes shopping with a vengeance
My ideal life would be like The Darling Buds of May
What got you started crafting?
My mum and nana taught me to knit when I was about 6. After an experience with squeaky acrylic and plastic needles I got better. Then I got an ipod and listening to all the crafty podcasts made me want to know more.
What is your source of inspiration?
It can be anything that is randomly happening that I come across. Recently it has been a flyer that came through the door for a traveling circus.
What have you made recently?
I had to make a portfolio for my uni interview and take a piece of work in to show the tutors.
I've been obsessed with the circus theme so made a charm bracelet with tiny lions, sea lions, top hats, bears and headpieces on. Literally anything that has ever been seen in the circus got included on the bracelet. I included little clusters of crystals in circus colours (mostly red, white and blue). Each of the little animals have their own expression. That is the personal part. Not all animals are alike or have the same look about them.
The tutor loved it and accepted me onto the course as a result. She loved the amount of detail that went into each figure.
Where do you sell your crafts presently?
I'm a habitual hoarder who loves to craft. If I kept everything I made I would need to rent Buckingham Palace to keep everything in.
Why are handmade crafts important to you?
I love to support other indie sellers. Each item that they sell has a lot of feeling incorporated into it. They also have the best customer service and are willing to work with you if you want something that is one of a kind.