I am a crafter, I make useful things with my hands. I have learnt these skills when I was only 11 by attending weekend classes destined to help housewives in town to learn a skill and earn an income.

I am fortunate to have not forgotten these things because it was a very long time ago sinceI last created something. The urge to create came back in full force when I stumbled upon many beautiful handmade items on photosharing site Flickr.com

I make handbags, soft toys, beaded jewelry, handmade cards and home accessories. All materials I used are quality materials, those I like and want to use. I also use natural and synthetic stuffing for the soft toys. I made the toys with my children’s safety in mind – I make sure there is no plastic or any item they can rip easily and cause them to choke, that the fabrics are first washed before cutting and putting them together, the stuffing are clean and were never used and so on.

The handmade cards are made using many beautiful materials available, from the various printed scrapbook papers, embellishments, ribbons of many colours, and many others. Some materials, I make myself.

To view/purchase my handmade products, please visit www.handigift.co.uk