Hello! Thanks for stopping by 🙂
I am a twenty-something year old craft addict with a love of reading and writing. I studied both my BA(hons) English Literature with Creative Writing and my MA English Literature at Hull University and I loved every minute of my time there. I also worked as a bookseller at the local Waterstone’s – and surprise surprise I love books! I hope to share my love of books with you here, as well as films, concerts and anything else that I think deserves talking about.
It was my time studying Literature to which I owe my love of crafts. Reading was always my number one hobby since being a child, but studying 60 books a year for University made it a little less relaxing than it had been! I still love reading but am also an avid crafter and I will be sharing my projects with you on my blog! I predominantly cross-stitch and crochet, but I am also a self-taught knitter and dressmaker but I will happily try any craft that you can recommend!
When I first set up this blog I’ll be honest, I had no idea what a blog even was! My boyfriend James is a computer scientist and had had a blog for a while to keep up his writing skills, since he didn’t do a lot of extended writing as part of his course. He said that I should start one but I couldn’t understand why or what I was ever going to write about. Throughout my life I had tried several times to keep a regular diary, but I never had the discipline to do it, so I couldn’t see why blogging would be any different. Reluctantly, I set one up anyway and it completely changed my life in ways that I never expected to!
Since that day in April 2012, I have written hundreds of posts on hundreds of topics. I still favour book reviews and sharing my craft projects, but I am willing to try my hand at anything. I have learnt so many new things and tried so many things that I never imagined I would ever do! And, most importantly, I have made hundreds of friends. I never realised what a close-knit community I was entering until I took the time to engage with other bloggers. I have learnt so much from them and I hope that I have passed on some of their wisdom and inspiration to other bloggers too.
My little blog is my space to share my thoughts with the world and to discuss my ideas with others. I have never set myself guidelines or limitations as to what topics I will write about, I just write about what takes my fancy. Over the next few years I am hoping to maintain my blog and to find my niche in the world of blogging, but for now, I’m happy bumbling along through life and taking my readers with me!
Feel free to comment! Feedback would be greatly appreciated. You can also email me on firstname.lastname@example.org