Hello and welcome!
My name is Natalie and I enjoy all things creative, but mostly I love to sew. I have always appreciated the value of handmade things in our mass produced world and this appreciation has only strengthened as I’ve grown older.
My Gran was an excellent seamstress. She made all her own clothes, as well as pretty dresses for her two daughters. When I was young, my Gran tried to ignite a passion in me for sewing, but I was very wary (actually a little frightened) of her old pedal powered Singer sewing machine as a child. It wasn’t until much later, in my early thirties, that I enrolled on a patchwork & quilting course at night school and from the very first lesson I was completely hooked!
I prefer hand sewing to machine, but I use both methods for my projects. My favourite techniques are applique, patchwork & quilting and embroidery.
To me, sewing is like meditation. When I sew, my mind is completely focused. I am totally absorbed in what I am creating and am able to lose myself in it. I stitch to relax, to create, to share, but mostly because it just makes me happy.
I love to read your comments, so please feel free to post your thoughts or just say hello! I hope you can find something here that inspires you to go ahead and make something wonderful!
Happy stitching everyone!