I’m inspired by lots of different things and love bright colours and simple shapes. I love making pinterest boards with beautiful objects and designs and they usually end up looking like rainbows. Little details really catch my eye – especially in interior magazines – and I love being inspired by people who have thought about how to do something differently, not just following a trend or slogan.
I have a cat called Frank who can catch pebbles
I work part-time in a children's museum
I have an adverse reaction to foam - it brings me out in goosebumps and I can't touch it!
I am the proud owner of a gold Lego Club badge
What got you started crafting?
I have always been creative, I loved art at school and studied graphic design at university. About 18 months ago I decided to set up my own craft business and began re-discovering all the fun, hands-on things I did in art lessons at school. I now mainly create linoprints and illustrations, and work part time around my handmade business.
What is your source of inspiration?
I'm inspired by lots of different things and love bright colours and simple shapes. I love making pinterest boards with beautiful objects and designs and they usually end up looking like rainbows. Little details really catch my eye - especially in interior magazines - and I love being inspired by people who have thought about how to do something differently, not just following a trend or slogan.
What have you made recently?
I have recently made a bamboo two colour linoprint. It started off a quick sketch while I was set in the garden, it had a nice simplicity about it so I thought I would turn it into a print. I printed the bamboo in black and put some abstract green shapes behind to give it a slightly retro feel. For some reason I documented the entire process with photos - cutting the lino and registering the print - which naturally became a blog post. The print really stands out in my mind, partly because I am really happy with it but also because I spent so long analysing each part of the process!
Where do you sell your crafts presently?
I sell mainly online through handmade marketplaces such as Etsy and Not on the High Street. I do a few craft fairs each year and have learnt to find the good ones with a wide range of great sellers to exhibit at. I share a table at craft fairs with my sister, Sam, who is also a designer and crafts person. Our styles go really well together so our table looks great - we can also discuss ideas and our plans of craft domination when it's quiet!
Why are handmade crafts important to you?
Handmade is so important because if fuels the background hum of creativity in the world. It's unique, high quality, and something that has had so much effort and pride put into it; something you can't really put a price on. It also gives you wonderful things to wear, put in your home, or stand on your desk that will induce severe amounts of jealousy in all who see them!