I am a chartered accountant by trade. I used to be a high-flying career girl in 'the City' - the financial district of London - where I worked for global investment banks for over a decade. I have taken a break from Finance to have kids, and have discovered crafts as my new passion in life. I am fairly new to sewing. A rookie, really. I only bought my first sewing machine in the middle of 2012, and I am still learning how to use it properly. My first love is, and will always be, hand embroidery. My dad got me hooked on cross-stitch when I was 10 (yes, my dad! I get my craft gene from him). I have done countless cross stitches and tapestries since. I find it the most calming thing in the world. Although it drives my husband crazy - he doesn't understand how I can possibly be watching television without looking at the screen!
It's hard to describe my style but I like things that are cute and sweet. And colourful, with colour palettes that go really well together. I love patchwork. I love Japanese Zakka style and kawaii items. I love embroidery. I love 'floral' but not in a twee chintzy kind of way, it has to have a modern edge. And above all, I love detail. I try to add a little something extra to all my creations - a cute button, a little fabric tag, a small hand embroidery. Even if it takes me 3 times longer to do it that way.
I look forward to sharing my sewing journey with you. I hope you enjoy the blog.