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many things for friends and family keeping that is! door, but I have to say it can be pretty
it became a standing joke to say I loud in there when it rains on that
should start a business, but inside Describe your work setting. roof and unfortunately it is often far
it was always something I wanted I have a lovely sewing room which from restful when the fabric shelves
to do. The time seemed right three Dave converted for me from the are a tangled mess!
years ago when I made our eldest back half of our garage. It has white
daughter, Lauren, a tote bag and walls and a clear roof which keeps
one of her tutors asked where she it bright and allows me to see the
had bought it. As I was at home with colours of the fabrics, threads and
baby Isabella, now three, I felt it was a things clearly. My work-table is an
chance to see whether I could make old wooden dining table from a local
a viable business out of something I boarding school which is enormous
loved doing: creating. and perfect for cutting out. On one
end sits my beautiful new Bernina
The business has built steadily sewing machine and I sew sitting What inspires you and keeps you
ever since and has been the most on a squishy office chair bought for motivated?
incredible learning curve as I have me by the children. A blissful day I am lucky in that I get inspiration
taught myself (with a little help for me is to sit in this peaceful space every day from the things around me
from Dave) to build a website and sewing while listening to Radio  and and the life we live here in Cornwall.
maintain it, tackled photography, hearing the ducks quack through One minute I can be walking across
copy writing, marketing…the list of the stable door which leads to the one of the many beaches nearby or
tasks is huge but most of it feeds that garden. In the summer the smell of through a leafy woodland, the next
creative need; well, apart from book- honeysuckle drifts through the open donning wellies to feed our ducks
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