BSc Biology Vancouver Island University – 2002 
Dip. PR University of Victoria – 2014

Mexico 2013-48I am a Vancouver Island girl by birth and relocated in 2010 to our beautiful provincial capital, Victoria. I have followed my path through a degree in biological sciences, certification as a competitive gymnastics instructor, and a diploma in public relations. Currently I work in communications at the University of Victoria.

My life, at least the first 26 years, was devoted to the sport of gymnastics, both training and teaching at a national level. These days things are a tad less flippy and a much more about low-impact workouts, listening to podcasts and sewing as much as I can in my free time.

I began sewing at around 12 and knitting at 16. I left both of these pursuits in my early twenties and picked them up again almost 10 years later when I began doing my own nail art and gained a new appreciation for my dormant craftiness.  I love doing things myself and seeing my efforts turn into something that I can wear, or see in my home every day! I learn primarily through trial and error, friends and family, and YouTube videos. The more I do, the better I get at coming up with my own ideas and designs. This blog is dedicated to sharing what I’ve learned and the techniques and tricks that I have picked up along the way – hopefully inspiring you to take on your own DIY projects.

My sewing machine: Brother NQ700 Innovis

Feel free to post questions or comments, or send me an email. I would love to hear from you!