Introducing inspire and enjoy: inspiration for an independent life


new blog inspire and enjoy inspiration for an independent life

If you’ve been wondering where Meet the Makers has gone, I’m now over at It’s been live a little while now but I’ve been slightly slow at updating over here – so apologies for anyone looking to see where I’d been!

Inspire and enjoy is still largely focusing on independent designer makers, but with a slightly larger net so I’m looking at the wider idea of what it means to live an independent life – really, anything that doesn’t fit into the preconceived notion of working 9-5 (…’what a way to make a living’). So far I’ve interviewed some really inspiring women and shared lots of tips for not following the crowd, as well as a few more personal posts too. Come on over and get inspired!

I’ll still be keeping Meet the Makers up and plan to use it as part of my profile. I’m slowly updating posts and recatogorising everything so it looks a bit prettier around here.


Relaunch coming soon!



This is so the happy place

So, six months have flown by insanely fast since I last updated Meet the Makers. It’s a been a flurry of working for The London Artisan on Sundays and my teaching job Monday-Friday, as well as my ongoing work for The Holborn magazine. All great stuff, but certainly enough to put the blog on the backburner. However, I am now intently working with a creative coach and graphic designer, as well as starting a freelance journalism course AND I’m taking part in Blogging Your Way’s latest course ‘Blog Power’ to brainstorm ways to rebrand, relaunch and renew everything around here. Don’t give up on me just yet, and check out my Pinterest which I’ve spend loads of time on recently and gives a bit of a clue about where I’m heading next…. Read More

Embroidery / Interviews

Kiriki Press embroidery kits | Interview


interview kiriki press meet the makers cover

If you’ve seen Issue 50 of ‘Mollie Makes‘, this little chappy might look familiar. Designed by Michelle Galletta of Kiriki Press, he’s as smart as he is cute as what he actually wants to do is teach you all about embroidery. Sadly, he doesn’t have his own YouTube channel but he does come all neatly packaged up with clear instructions on how to create the different stitches that make him so special. I met Michelle at the New York Renegade Craft Fair to talk about why she favours creating DIY kits over ready made dolls, how word of mouth helped Kiriki Press flourish and the next embroidery step. Read More