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Friday, 22 January 2010

This is my first ever blog and although I love writing, I am quite overwhelmed by it all.
I hope I don't bore you to tears with it, but If you do fall asleep halfway through, you'll know where to come the next time insomnia sets in.

I have been crafting since I was about 3 years old and able to hold my first tool, which was probably a pencil. I had limited expertise back then but it never stopped me from making homemade Christmas presents for everyone I could think of. Luckily I wasn't around to see their horrified faces on christmas morning when they opened my presents which would be something hideous like an empty plastic tub of ice-cream with foil badly wrapped around it and a bit of string to pull it along to put dolls in and take for a ride!

I didn't have much resources as a child but I did (and do to this day) treasure every last bit of paper I owned. I still have some from that era which is looking a bit yellow around the edges, but even now I can't bring myself to throw it away!

My dream was to one day go to Art College, but one thing led to another and things didn't quite go the way I had planned. I never gave up on crafting though and it hasn't given up on me.
My dream now is to turn it into a career. Only time will tell..

Thinking about all the things I have made or do as a hobby, the list is quite varied..here goes..

Bag Charms, Jewellery, Greeting Cards, Photography, Photo Album (just made my first one which I am quite proud of!) Paper covered boxes
(completely handmade using card from recycling cereal or other boxes,and covered with mandmade mulberry paper- these take quite a bit of work and look lovely when finished

I've also made a box of chocolates which was such a nice present and tasted yummy too. I make a mean cheesecake and chocolate chip cookies. If anyone wants a recipe feel free to ask.

I made a big cosy quilt for a wedding present which took me months as I'm not the best at sewing but it turned out really well and they were so touched with their handmade gift.

Speaking of weddings, I make a 'Honeymoon' box. A handmade box filled with naughty and nice presents inside. I've made about 4 and the happy couples have really enjoyed them!!!!

I think my biggest achievement has to be writing and illustrating a childrens book. it's about a little girl who falls asleep and goes on a journey as different animals across the world. It's finished and I am trying to get it published!! I have found a website called http://www.blurb.com where you can have your book made and sold via the website to the public. I am looking into it.

I love making all these things!!
If anyone is interested in a custom made item of any of the above let me know.



  1. A LOvely interesting first blog, keep em coming!!

  2. Your blog looks lovely! Your item photos are really nice too. Keep the posts flowing! x

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  4. I would say as the recipients of one of Joolz "Honeymoon" boxes myself and my wife can definitely recommend it!!!!

    Thanks Joolz - Great firat blog


  5. love the blog... keep the posts going now...



  6. Great blog...can't wait to read your book! Let us know when it's published


  7. Fabulous start and interesting too.

  8. got here eventually, great blog, well done

  9. Thanks for all your wonderful comments. x.

  10. I really like it!! You´ve got to keep it up!
    Here comes success...