I'm a stay at home mum of two children , Daniel 11 and Hannah who is 9. Life in our house can be quite stressful at times, and not a lot of sleep either. Daniel was diagnosed at 3 years old as being severely Autistic. He goes to a special needs school which is really good. Hannah also has some of the traits, so you can imagine the stress at our house, hence one of the reasons I got into crafting.
I've always enjoyed making things since I was young, at one stage I made beanbag frogs for friends ! .I got into cardmaking maybe 6 or 7 years ago when I decided to make all our own Christmas cards and basically it's gone from there. Crafting for me is a way to relax and forget the stresses of the day, also I love being able to make cards for friends and family and see the enjoyment on their face when they see it's handmade.
Recently I have also been decorating wooden letters for kids names, mine both have some and for Christmas I made 7 sets for nieces and nephews.
I have also decided to try and sell them and have had a stall at some craft fairs. Trial and error but we'll see how it goes.
In April I was also lucky enough to be picked for the UK design Team for http://kanbancrafts.com/which I am really enjoying doing, and have made some great friends within the team.