I'm Sandra, wife to a kind and generous Hubs and Mummy to one darling Little Miss.  We live in a little village in Bedfordshire with Bertie, our cheeky miniature dachshund and Stanley, our affectionate cat and home is pretty much my favourite place to be.

After a childhood filled with many happy hours of drawing, sticking, making and the odd piece of knitting or sewing, I suppose it should really come as no surprise that once the (slighter) faster paced years were through, I found my creative side ready and waiting for me again.

My first loves are crochet, knitting and thinking up new pattern ideas. I've fallen in love with sewing, I enjoy quilting and I've also been known to try a little embroidery, cross stitch or weaving.  All with an audio book or crafty podcast to keep me company.

When I started this blog, way back in 2009, it was to join in with a community of makers that I found sharing ideas online.  I never imagined for one moment that it turn from a hobby to pass the time into an occupation to fill my time.  (Blogging to make money and 'get noticed' wasn't a thing way back then!)  But I've been amazingly lucky because I've ended up meeting some amazing people, making some fabulous friends and it's led me to all kinds of other wonderful opportunities.

So these days my time is filled with juggling my wifely and motherly duties along with pattern design, commission work, blog writing, podcasting and occasionally even a little housework.  But mostly, even when I should be doing those things, I'm crafting.

S x

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What camera do you use?
For many years I relied on my trusty Canon EOS 450D which served me well but now I use a Canon EOS 70D, mostly with the 18-55mm lens it came with but I also have a EF 50 mm fixed lens.

What Sewing machine do you use?
I not the fanciest sewer in the world, so I have a lovely mid range Janome DC3050.
I use it exactly as it came, the only extra part I've added is a walking foot for quilting.

What podcasts/blogs do you watch/read?
You can find a list of my favourite podcasts and blogs here.
You'll also find a list of places I like to shop there too.

How do I buy your patterns?
I sell through Ravelry and Etsy and you can find my Pattern Shop here.
To find out more about buying from me, visit the Shop Information page.
My patterns are also available through Love Knitting.

Can I sell things I make from your patterns?
My patterns are licensed for your own personal use only.  So as long as you will be making the item you plan on selling, it should be fine.  Check out my Copyright page for full details.

I'd like to use your patterns for non personal use... 
in my Yarn Shop/as Festival Samples/for Teaching a Class, what do I do?
That's great, I'm happy to chat with you to find an option that works for your business and I can provide licensed copies of my patterns for you to use for teaching.
Have a look at the Working Together page and get in touch.

I'd like to collaborate with you?
If you think we'd be a great fit together, please visit my Working Together page for more information.

How do I contact you?
If you'd like to ask me a question or send me a message you can use the Contact Me page.