I am a part-time academic (lecturer in nineteenth-century English literature), mum to small person and wife to OH. As well as a passion for literature of the nineteenth century (most especially sensation fiction, Dickens and Trollope) I also have a love of making – sewing, knitting and cooking. I don’t claim to be particularly skilled but reasonably competent. Making and creating gives me great pleasure, helps me to relax and, I believe, enables me to live a life that has an element of frugal sustainability. I hope you will share with me the things you like to make and create.