About Me

A kitchen sink?!

The name comes the first line of one of my favourite books: 'I Capture the Castle' by Dodie Smith.

"I write this sitting in the kitchen sink. That is, my feet are in it; the rest of me is on the draining-board, which I have padded with our dog’s blanket and the tea-cosy." 
A Somerset girl at heart, I now live in the Midlands in my DIY project of a house, with my husband R and Baby I who was born in May 2012. Once a primary school teacher, I currently spend my days rediscovering my love of sewing, baking, crafting, taking photos, and writing, whilst on maternity leave. My maternity leave is rapidly dwindling and I still have yet to start writing the children's book I promised myself I would attempt. 

This blog contains my sleep deprived ramblings about sewing projects I'm attempting to finish, books I'm reading, places I've been, things I've eaten and photos I've taken.

Welcome, and enjoy!


  1. Hi! Thanks so much for visiting my blog, I'm looking forward to following yours! I am also a sucker for a good quote, and am very partial to an interesting first line ;) x Jess


  2. ooo yes there it is you are the midlands!! where are you? i am in redditch x

  3. I saw your blog flash by on a Tots100 love blogs widget thing and just had to click through - I absolutely love I Capture the Castle!! Going to have a good look around, so far: your baby is adorable. :-)

  4. Thanks for visiting my blog... Just thought I'd pop over to yours too - it's lovely! And your baby is adorable! If you ever fancy popping along to my crochet morning on a friday i think I'm about 40 minutes from Worcester (i live in Kings Heath) but i'd be really up for meeting other bloggers and crafty, creative people too.
    Carolyn :)

  5. I love that book! As soon as I saw the name of your blog I thought, hang on a minute, that sounds familiar! I love your blog too, very pleased to have found it.


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