You can imagine how excited I was this week to learn that both myself and Caterpillar Cross Stitch had been shortlisted in three separate categories for the British Craft Awards 2019 - Cross Stitch Designer, Cross Stitch Brand and Cross Stitch Retailer!
I drove many, many miles down to Syon Park to attend the 'Congregation of Inspiration.' As I exited the carpark and walked through the gates, the sight that greeted me was more than even I could have hoped for. The coloured boardwalk, inspirational signs up everywhere and THAT balloon arch of dreams.
Christmas is by far my favourite time of year - although, doesn't everyone say that?! Fires, mulled wine, Michael Buble on repeat, pantos and the non-stop eating, its basically my idea of heaven.
Recently I was lucky enough to write a guest blog post over on Loretta's popular cross stitch site: Stitching The Night Away. Having run a cross stitch business for nearly 3 years, I regularly hear stitchers' stories and experiences of how cross stitch has not only helped them, but would go so far as to say its changed their lives.
When I was 21 I got the travelling bug. Bored at university and with long Summer holidays usually wasted at home, I decided to jet off with 15 strangers to Vancouver for 3 months. From there, my explorations continued with trips to Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore and a 6 month work placement in Sydney.