Throughout my childhood I was blessed to have had access to cameras and a supportive family who nutured my obsession. This progressed through school and college where I learnt all about theory, printing and developing.
As an adult, I was very exicted to find through the internet all about scrapbooking. A new hobby where I could incorporate photographs and memory recording with pretty paper and indulge my love of shopping.
Since then my hobby and passion for it has grown. As have the friends I have met and opportunites I have had to teach and join like minded crafters from all over the world in person and on electronic forums. I have been fortunate to have been published in UK magazines and USA Ezines as well as being part of some great Design Teams along the way.
At present, I enjoy all types of crafts; especially those made from paper and glue and pixels (crapbooking in all it's formats) creating mini books and projects and card making. I dabble in printing, knitting, sewing and co host a regular monthly crop called Eclectic Keepsakes in Colchester.
My future goals are to make more time for my hobbies and to continue to learn new things and meet nice people.
I live with my husband of 25 years, our almost 18 year old daughter (can someone tell me where those 18 years went) and our 4 year old Golden Retriever.
My day job is as a Teaching Assistant in a primary school and the majority of my time is spent working with special needs children
For as long as I can remember I have made things. One of my earliest memories is of my grandmother teaching me to knit when I was about 4 and after that I never loocked back as we spent many happy hours together knitting and sewing clothes for my Sindy doll.
My degree is an art based one and most days I spend time creating something, even if it is only for 10 minutes before the the rest of my family get up.
I was introduced to scrapbooking by my best friend and from then on all other crafts fell by the wayside. In 2009 I was lucky enough to be a runner up in the Scrapbooker of the Year competition.