I have been making things for as long as I can remember; my Mum taught me to sew and crochet before I started school, and I loved to make little bags and purses, toys, pictures and presents for my family. The crafts I have done have waxed and waned over the years, but I’ve always liked , and needed, to be making something. At the moment, patchwork and crochet are my favourites, knitting and dressmaking are still part of the mix, with lace-making, rug making and others waiting in the wings for their turn. I love combining colours and patterns and most of my makes showcase this.