I’ve been making things for as long as I can remember. Literally. One of my earliest memories is getting up one morning, and while my parents slept, I made myself a pair of paper slippers. I was about 4 or 5 years old. I don’t remember what sort of paper I used, but I remember using the pink butcher twine to make pompoms. I remember using this weird, smelly orange tape to hold the sides together. I remember being super proud of myself and then I took a step and they were destroyed.
I’ve made jewellery, I’ve done lampwork, stained glass, candles, polymer clay, painting, dioramas- tried to sew, not successfully.
After having done a bit of everything, but not devoting myself to one particular craft, I’ve decided two things.
* I have to make stuff*
*I just want to make whatever I want*
Can we not spend at least some of our lives doing what we want??
So, here’s what I’ve made, how I make some of it, and things that inspire me.