I am a mother of two very energetic young boys, my first job is raising my family but I am addicted to sewing and have an online shop thelinencat.com where I sell my home made goods. I started drawing and sewing at a very young age learning embroidery from my Gran and sewing from my Mother and the slightly scary Mrs Price at primary school who helped me make a child’s smocked dress when I was ten. As I grew older I also became obsessed with hats and period clothing and the natural progression was Art Foundation followed by a degree in Theatre Design, specialising in costume.
I am a keen gardener (I grow vegetables and cut flowers) and love to cook. When I’m not busy sewing, gardening or cooking, I enjoy a good read or watching a movie. I have a slight obsession with vintage clothing and really, REALLY enjoy an excuse to get dressed up, paint my nails red and set my hair.
I lived for nine years in London which was great but as I have grown older, I find that I am a country girl at heart and love to visit my family in the Yorkshire Dales. I moved out of London five years ago and now enjoy a quieter life in a lovely Kent village so I can still get a city fix when needed.