About Me

I’m Courtney, 23 and live in Kent, UK.

I’m an educator by trade, but by night I like to indulge in crafting. Sewing, knitting,baking, random projects involving paper and glue- anything can take my fancy. Sewing is my main thread though (oooh look at that, getting the puns in already!) I own a small business sewing toys and beds for small animals as they’re my other passion. They won’t crop up too often on this blog I shouldn’t think, but just as a bit of background info 😉

Mostly I sew dresses. And I knit cardigans. Occasionally I’ll venture out into a skirt or perhaps a jumper, but my standard attire consists of dress+cardigan so why make something I won’t wear?!

If you’re not interested in dresses and cardigans then press the x now. I’d say 90% of this blog will concern them. 9% shoes and 1% other junk.

I’m not going to pretend I’m the best seamstress in the world. I’m definitely learning a lot as I go. I was taught to sew and knit as a child but didn’t continue it through my adolescence. Then I inherited Nan’s sewing machine at 16 (she’s still alive FYI, just doesn’t sew anymore) and my world changed. Suddenly it didn’t take 10 hours to stitch a skirt. Suddenly it took 10 minutes. WHAAAA?!! ”

“I must use this sewing machine every day” I said to myself. And that I have….

Well, let’s be realistic. Not EVERY day. I mean from 16 through 19 I didn’t even have enough income to buy supplies. Then I became a student and could afford minimal supplies, so I’d cheat on things like interfacing, or top threads or new, fancy machine feet. But then I got a job. Aaah, a job. And this is where this blog begins- the time when I can finally afford to buy some semi-decent supplies.

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2 Responses to “About Me”

  1. Freya May October 20, 2013 at 9:33 am #

    Hey, I want to email you, but can’t find your address 😦 tell me if I’m missing the link, or email me please 😀 There are plans afoot… 🙂
    Freya May

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