Meet the Maker #1 Me


This month I'm going to take up the Instagram  March Meet The Maker daily challenge set by @joannehawker .
Each challenge prompts a little look behind the scenes at the maker behind the brand
Today's challenge IS ME

I don't often talk about myself, so it's a little out of my comfort zone... but I love to see behind the scenes glimpses of other designers who I admire so... here goes! .
A little bit about ME!
⚡️I'm a 47 year old designer 
I live in Nunhead, which is in South East London with my 15 year old son and my boyfriend
⚡️When I'm not in my studio designing cool costumes for kids, I work in film & TV as a costumier, which means I style, fit & dress actors & look after them on set
. ⚡️I studied textile design and have a degree in embroidery!
⚡️ I love to work with kids and teach sewing and making workshops .
I also make costume props for theatre... but more about that later!
⚡️I love camping, yoga, making fires, cooking outdoors, the sea and reading obsessively. ⚡️I'm completely fascinated by people and what makes them tick. In another life I would be a therapist. Or a surgeon! those tiny stitches!) ⚡️Favourite animal:moose
Favourite colour: orange
Favourite smell: freshly cut grass
Favourite season:autumn



Meet The Maker instagram challenge


Every year designer and illustrator Joanne Hawker sets an instagram challenge for the making community to take part in.  It's called March Meet The Maker and the idea is that each daily 'prompt' turns into a post which tells a story about the maker behind the brand.  

I don't usually talk that much about myself (I feel slightly outside of my comfort zone doing so) but I do really enjoy reading about other designers and makers.  So I decided to embrace the challenge and speak as honestly (and interestingly!) about myself and my brand as I can.

I'm going to be putting my daily posts up here on my blog.  If you want to see more, take a look at our instagram feed @iwishiwasakids





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