As anyone else with an obsession for making things will know, there is never enough time to make what you have planned, but always enough time to add more projects to that plan! This results in having a huge stash of fabric, wool, craft equipment, books and unfinished projects. To start with, this is part of my craft room! Luckily, i have a very understanding boyfriend that works from home in a 10 by 4 foot office and gave up our other spare (double bedroom size) room for me to store all my crafting equipment.
As you will see with the amount of pieces of fabric, ribbons, scissors etc i have lying around my house, I live in organised chaos. My first love was knitting! I grew up with a mum that also loved to knit, and when my best friends baby sister was born i knitted my very first teddy bear at the age of 9. Throughout my teen years, i didn’t do too much, but four years ago when my boyfriends aunt had a baby girl, i attempted my very first baby cardigan. Since then i have knitted dozens of pieces (mainly baby items) and will no doubt knit many more. Well… i think i will need to in order to get rid of this box of wool i have accumulated.
When i was at school, my favourite subject by far was Art and i ended up doing this at college too… before it being ditched by International Business Studies when i went on to University. I have a small collection of paints and pencils which i hardly use, i tend to enjoy making things more now but i will occasionally pick up a pencil and draw.
As anyone who knows someone like me, i can tell you know that there is nothing better for a present than a book with lots of projects to admire and dream of making. I think out of all my books i have probably made about 2 things, but i have plans for many more! I promise!
A couple of years ago, my boyfriend bought me a sewing machine for Christmas. Since then, i have accumulated a collection of beautiful fabrics. These include fabrics from the Cath Kidston store, my local Sewing Cafe, Ebay and the Festival of Quilts. I have a small collection of fabric with William Morris prints which are by far my favourite, i have yet to decide what to use these for, but for now they will be safety stored away.
Finally, this is my box of cake decorating equipment! I love baking and have a small collection of baking books. Last year i even achieved a diploma in SugarCraft from the amazing Cake Art Creations. I learnt so much about cake decorating and got expand my knowledge on a much loved past time.