Born in Australia of Scottish parents, I lived there until I was almost 12 years old so am most definitely an adopted Scot with a passion for all things tartan. I graduated as a mature student from what is now known as Abertay University with a degree in Applied Economics and went on to work in the local council as a Capital Planner until my retirement in 2013.
It was a challenging role, and to de-stress I paper crafted as a hobby for many years specialising in Wedding Stationery. My mum taught me to sew as a teenager and I sewed frequently over the years trying my hand at most things; almost five years ago this led to me changing from a paper crafter to a sewist, making handbags became a passion and soon I was selling them. This in turn led me to designing my own bags which in turn led me to making bag making kits, as I soon realised finding the necessary elements for bag making in retail outlets was very difficult.
It seemed to be in no time at all that I was introduced to the team at Create and Craft – I have now been with them since April, 2019. I design a new bag making kit every month and appear on Create and Craft the first Sunday in the month for most of the year. The kits and patterns are exclusive to Create and Craft and are not available anywhere else.
ParadigmIT designed a website for me and from there I sell bespoke hand bags, hand made teddy bears, tartan brooches, capes and stoles. All are one off items. In addition to that, I have a permanent stand at the Errol Sunday Market where I sell products similar to the my website items. I love meeting people and have made lots of friends including fellow Traders, customers and of course the staff at Errol.
I do hope you enjoy browsing the website and following me on the crafting shopping channel Create and Craft – if you live locally why not pop in the my stand at Errol Sunday Market.