I live in fresh green Tasmania with my husband and three children, my dog Frankie, my four cats, three hens and a very cute duck called Charlie.
I have always, always, made things with my hands.
I have loved needlecrafts since I was a wee one and have knitted and sewn my way through my life.
I began dollmaking with the birth of my third child 16 years ago and I love it more with each doll I make.
I take great pleasure in using the best materials I can find, some sourced locally from the bounties of Tasmania and Australia and some are the best from the rest of the world.
I am totally besotted by the wonderful artwork of vintage children's illustrators such as
Jesse Wilcox Smith, Mabel Lucie Atwell, Eloise Wilkin and Corinne Malvern.
I love Little Golden Books and Ladybird Books and Enid Blyton tales.
I love children, little tots, in handmade, home made clothes,
knitted sweaters and cardigans,
warm cosy corduroy trousers and overalls,
pretty cotton frocks and skirts,
white socks and maryjane shoes.