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Oh hello! Fancy seeing you here. I find these 'about' pages a little tricky to write, but I suppose you're reading this because you'd like to know something more about me, so here goes...

I was born in Bath, but moved around a bit before we settled in rural Northumberland. I absolutely loved the countryside there... I loved how wild and unruly and untouched it was, and that only made it more perfect in my eyes. When I was still young my beautiful mum died, and my Dad and I moved to London a year or so later. It was a huge shock! There is no doubt that London was a good place to be during my (or anyone's) teenage years, but I definitely felt a little lost.

I came to university in Brighton still feeling unsure of my footing but quickly fell in love with the town. Much more relaxed, friendly, more community-like than London, but with just as much happening if you want…

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  • Female
  • Born on December 6
  • Joined May 31, 2012

Favorite materials

Cotton yarn, Lovely thick handmade paper, Fabric with small repeating patterns

About

Oh hello! Fancy seeing you here. I find these 'about' pages a little tricky to write, but I suppose you're reading this because you'd like to know something more about me, so here goes...

I was born in Bath, but moved around a bit before we settled in rural Northumberland. I absolutely loved the countryside there... I loved how wild and unruly and untouched it was, and that only made it more perfect in my eyes. When I was still young my beautiful mum died, and my Dad and I moved to London a year or so later. It was a huge shock! There is no doubt that London was a good place to be during my (or anyone's) teenage years, but I definitely felt a little lost.

I came to university in Brighton still feeling unsure of my footing but quickly fell in love with the town. Much more relaxed, friendly, more community-like than London, but with just as much happening if you want something a little different to do. After a year and a term studying physics at uni, a totally life-dominating course, I found myself wanting more and more to be crafting, making, creating and not solving these horrendously difficult equations any more! I think earlier experiences have left me hating the feeling of being out of my depth, and crafting has always been a place where I've felt utterly comfortable. That's not to say that it wasn't at least a little hard to get to a point where I was creating things I loved, but I always knew I *could* get there.

So, I left university, and set up Sewfie. I funded it with the tiny bit of leftover-after-bills-and-rent-and-food money I earned from teaching piano, which I have been doing since I was 18. I'm 22 now, and I think that's brought us up to date!

You can probably see that I'm still living the 'finding myself' deelywotsit, but it's an amazing thing to get to help other people learn to crochet and find their happy places too, along the way. How lucky I am!

Thank you so much for reading, and well done for making it all the way to the end!! (I should also mention that I'm the queen of rambling.)

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