I grew up in Australia. There was always a sewing machine perched on the end of the dining room table. My mother was a dressmaker and as young teenagers my sister and I were sent to dressmaking college for several years to learn to sew.
I developed a passion for fabrics, then shoes and handbags!
When I was first married we took a posting to the Middle East. The fabrics I found in the local markets and shops were so beautiful and so different to what I had seen before. So I started collecting.
One day I needed a bag to go with a dress but was unable to find one. I decided to make it. And I’ve been making purses and bags ever since.
I love to make each bag different. I love knowing they are all unique. In my workroom there is fabric and haberdashery from many of the places I have lived or travelled and I use them in the bags that I make today.