I started crafting when I was very young.
When I was ten I completed my first piece of embroidery. My mum always encouraged me to give things a try. I took up the old nail and thread pictures in the 70"s. I also did alot of basket weaving as well.
When I was 12 years old I started to sew... this then got me into making my own clothes from around the age of 16. I have done knitting and taught myself to crochet. At school I took Art as a subject. I have always loved to be creative and create my own ideas.
I have had many years of experience in embroidery, having taught classes for a number of years and made specialised handmade gifts for certain shops. I have had my own cottage industry on and off over a period of years.
I have had a blog running for three years...Lydias Treasures. I have a number of tutorials on there which seem to get alot of visits.
Now that my youngest is off to school I have decided to focus on some me time and designing and creating this is what I love to do most.