Welcome to my blog! I’m Anthonia, a bean counter and mum, who loves beautiful things and tries to create whenever I can find time. This blog will be about all the creative things I get up to – sewing, knitting, occasional jewellery-making, and other interesting stuff, etc., all brought to you from ‘my corner’ in the UK.
I first sewed in primary school during home economic classes when I was ten , and the first item of clothing I made was a calico dress completely sewn with hand needle. I remember loving it and strutting around proudly in it. I graduated to using my mother’s Singer manual sewing machine in my early teens, and begged her to let me learn how to sew from her dressmaker, so I spent a few weeks during one of my school holidays, learning how to draft clothes. As is usually the case, life took over, I went away to university and I forgot all about it.
Fast-forward to 2017, I saw a YouTube video from Inside Number 23 where she had a ‘sewcation’, and had made lovely garments, and then I had an ‘aha’ moment and remembered that I have a computerised Brother sewing machine I bought in 2007 that was hardly ever used, and the rest is history as they say.
My knitting journey on the other hand started in 2015. I am self-taught, and have the lovely people on YouTube to thank for that.
I love reading, and have been known to be reading a good book even when I have important things like my final exams. I have now gravitated towards audio books which I almost exclusively listen to while sewing and knitting.