When did you first start crafting and how did you learn?
I have to thank my Mum for my early introduction to crafts such as knitting and sewing as I grew up. But I discovered paper quilling in about 1998 and my papercrafting took off from there. Once I got the hang of teabag folding (not using real teabags!) I was addicted to folding paper and that hasn't stopped at all. I like paper cutting aswell but the combination of different techniques allows us to make unique cards and gifts. There is always plenty to learn and try out!
Can you remember the first thing you made?
I made a sewn caterpillar for my Brownie badge when I was very young.
Where do you look for inspiration?
Living by the sea inspiration is all around and I have just returned from holiday where the bright colours of the fabrics and lush landscapes will definitely inspire me. We tend to fall in to our comfort colours and use the same tones so it is good to gather new ideas from many sources to inspire new colour combinations and take our crafting in a new direction.
What's your craft space like and how do you organize your supplies?
I am very lucky as I have a whole room dedicated to my crafts. It is however always a mess with items scattered on the floor. About this time of year I try to tidy up and have a sort out, but I get side tracked. Then I find that I just can't part with anything so it all stays. I think a crafty paper mess helps creativity (or so I tell people!).
What music/podcasts/TV shows do you love to craft along to?
I always have the Radio on in the craft room -its Radio 6 Music in the morning then I move to Radio 4Extra so I can listen to drama, comedy or Interviews.
Do you do any other crafts and what are your hobbies?
I have started sugarcraft and am really enjoying learning a new skill.