My Grandmother taught me how to use a sewing machine and a needle and thread from the age of 3, I can remember being terrified of the noise the machine made and would only sew in little bursts! I have always been fascinated with textures and designs and studied resistant materials at school and fine art at college but unfortunately time and events happen and it is only recently I find myself in a position where I am able to try and make a living doing what I love and hopefully bringing others happiness in the process.
My lovely Grandmother Dotty passed away recently and I inherited her sewing machine, the very one I first learned on as a young child, I no longer have her hands to guide me but I know there's a little bit of her wisdom in everything I sew.
My beautiful little boy nick-named Bear turned my life upside down and made me realise just how wonderful life can be and how quickly time can pass us by.
Between them both I feel so inspired and strong enough to try and make this work and in their honour Dotty Bear was born.