Meet the Blogger
Name: Anna Clark
Blog: Anna's Cards
Where did your love for crafting start? Where did you learn your skills?
I was off work and came across Create and Craft TV and started from there. I started like most people; making cards and then moved on to jewellery-making and then started evening classes for sewing and haven’t stopped since.
I started sewing classes at my local college and loved it! Unfortunately there are not so many classes now, but I go to my local sewing shops which are good!
What is your favourite craft activity and why?
Sewing is my favourite as I can see things coming together. I love to attend classes and catch inspiration on TV and in magazines.
What is your favourite craft item to make?
I love to make bags, cushion covers, quilts and basically anything else sewing related.
Describe your crafting space.
Work space…messy table in the living room! I would love a space in the back garden, but it’s not got a big enough at the moment.
Where do you get your inspiration from?
Inspiration from TV shows and classes, magazines and shows that I love to attend, normally on a monthly basis.
Which items can you not live without when crafting?
I could not live without my sewing machine or electricity! I had a day off from work and was going to make a quilt for my nephew, unfortunately couldn’t due to no electricity, although thinking about it now, I have a very heavy old Singer Machine I could have used.
Out of all of your projects you have made which one are you most proud of and why?
I made a minion bag for a work colleague and she uses it every day which is great to see. I sent a bag to a friend, apparently her mum loved it so much that she now has it! I am making her another.
Do you have any favourite designers or brands that inspire you?
I like Sarah Payne, her demo's and classes are great. I go to her classes when I can. I am going to a weekend group with Wendy Gardiner which I am really looking forward to.
What are your crafty plans for the future?
Plans for the future, more craft, less work. I would love to have my own little business, but I need a bit of confidence!