Friday, 30 March 2012

 By Angela Southey

Hello, I'm Angela , and as I'm fairly new to Sizzix I'll tell you a little about myself.  I have always loved sewing, making clothes for my dolls as a child, and progressed to making my own clothes as a teenager. I trained to teach textiles and then ran my own sewing business while raising my family. For a change of direction I began working in a shop which specialised in  fabrics for Patchwork and so a new avenue opened.

I love patchwork - the creativity, the colours, shapes and sheer variety of the craft.
So when an opportunity came to work with Sizzix on quilting and patchwork dies I became very excited. For me the least exciting part of patchwork was always the cutting out - and now with the dies, Big Shot and Big Shot Pro I enjoy it. It  means that I can make lots more things and be more creative.

As you get to know me  you'll learn that I always have more ideas and projects on the go or in my head than I know what to do with! So I'll  be showing different projects I'm working on and things I've finished. I hope you like mt first project on this blog - it's a cover for a scrapbook, but could easily be made larger for a photo album.

It's a lovely warm  evening now - so I'm off to enjoy the sunshine.


  1. Hello, I have just seen on the blog of Sizzix your attractive tissues in the effigy of England. I am French, I have to go soon to London and I would have wished to find as those for scrap projects. Would you know how to give me an address where I could find there? I thank you for your answer and for your help.
    Very cordially.
    Mireille GALLET

  2. Hello Mireille,
    The materials featured in the blog with the British theme are fabrics, which are available from Quilters Haven (the London icons range) which are from another shop called Doughty's (Cool Britannia).
    Some of the fabrics could be out of stock in these shops, so I suggest to google the fabric ranges for other shops stocking them.
    For paper crafts items in central London visit Blade Rubber Stamps by the British Museum.