About me

Born in the Netherlands, I moved to Switzerland in 1968 and worked there until 2007 when I retired. I now live with my husband Alan and our Yorkshire terrier Tuppy alternatively in Switzerland, France, Scotland and Ireland. 


I have always loved fabrics and I can still not walk past a fabric store without going in to see what is on sale and most of the time walk out with various pieces of fabrics. 

I also love making jewellery including goldsmith work and have been doing this for the past 20 years or so. However, due to travelling I had to give up the goldsmith work but still work with semi-precious stones and precious metals as well as embroidering with seed beads.

Since I retired I have more time for my hobbies and since the end of 2012 I have been making bags. I love it and it seems to have taken over my life. Whenever we travel from one country to the other I take part of my stack of fabrics with me and as soon as we have settled in I start sewing again.

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