Hey, hello!

So I guess the first post should be a little about me and the reason I'm here…


I’m Karen, a ‘thirty something’ creative living on the south coast of England. (That's me up there, pretending to enjoy being photographed!) I like tea, cake and cats - so learning to sew was, naturally, the next logical progression!

Actually, I have always had a creative streak - I studied a BA in Architectural Technology and Interior Design, and I work as an Architectural Technologist, producing construction drawing packages for buildings. I have also been lucky enough to be able to put a lot of these skills to use decorating the lovely Victorian terraced house I share with my other half Sam. He’s also a creative type, and you’ll find he’s responsible for at least some of the photography that will appear on this blog (but you can also check out his real work here.)

In my spare time I enjoy visiting exhibitions, seeing live bands and travelling. I ALWAYS have too many projects on the go at once (and too many lined up waiting in the wings), whether it’s overhauling mid century furniture, creating wall art or learning to crochet I will try my hand at anything crafty! I’m not always successful (I still can’t crochet), but I usually enjoy the challenge.

I started sewing a few years ago, only bits and pieces in a very sporadic fashion, but in the last few months my desire to create a self sewn wardrobe has grown. At 5ft 4in tall, with a 27in leg, narrow shoulders and a definite pear shape, off the peg clothes just aren’t made for me! It’s a struggle to work out what size to even start with when shopping for clothes, I seem to range from a size 8 - 14 depending on where and what I’m trying on.  So I figured why not try and create a wardrobe that actually fits me?

It’s a crazy, epic task and one that I’m not sure I’m totally equipped for but I couldn’t be more excited!

So that's a little bit of me. I hope this blog will be interesting, informative and entertaining - and I hope you drop by once in a while, maybe share a little bit of you.