The last four years have been pretty epic since I quit my job to embark on self-employed life. I’ve had opportunities I never imagined and I’ve learned so much about upcycling and blogging I couldn’t even begin to write it all down. I’ve presented furniture paint videos, given talks on blogging, won an award for … More The wind has changed
A letter to my younger self on International Women’s Day. Dear Little Me, As I think about what it means to be a grown up and what it means to be a woman in the 21st Century, I’m thinking about what my dreams were back when I was younger and if I’ve achieved them yet. … More Letter to my younger self
My Christmas tree is a collection of everything from the last 20 years and is now growing with handmade decorations made at school! Some people like to change their decorations yearly, they even have colour schemes! Oh to have a colour scheme, I try, then turn my back for a second and everything we’ve ever bought … More Baubles, Baubles, Baubles.
I am my fathers daughter through and through. We’re both hoarders, both skip rats and both love a Yorkie. He was a truck driver in his early career and I was always playing drivers mate, keeping him amused while my mam and sister slept on! When I grew up my Dad always did all the … More Cheerz Dad
We’ve all made dens from blankets and dining chairs on rainy days when we were children, and if you’re a parent you’ve more than likely built these again with your own budding builders. I think we need to teach our children from an early age about recycling, repurposing, upcycling and the best way to do … More Who doesn’t love a den?
Not normally one to write travel posts, but I’d forgotten how much I love London and I’m feeling inspired. It’s 15 years since my last visit for pleasure rather than business, which is unbelievable, but this time around we were taking our son for his first visit. A whole week away from my desk, no upcycling, no social … More Falling in love with London again
Creativity comes in all forms, and I do believe it’s passed down in our genes. With two designers for parents I think it’s inevitable that my son is going to be creative, though I wasn’t quite expecting it be in written form. I wanted to share this short story that I read in his school book … More The Island. Author, age 8
It’s that time of year again. It’s the Maker Faire UK at Life Science Centre in Newcastle. One of my favourite weekends of the year. A weekend full of crafters, coders, inventers, diy-ers and artists inspiring us to invent and create. Last year I was lucky enough to be a Maker there and took my … More Getting creative at the Maker Faire UK