"You only live once......................live beautifully!"

I live in New Zealand and I have a family of four.
My husband my son and I plus our dog Lucca.
I love to craft, hang out with friends, garden, compete in half marathons, travel whenever possible,
enjoy life and occasionally cook! .

I took up sewing to make things for my son, soon I was creating birthday presents for other children and friends. Then people started offering to pay me to make them designs.
In February 2011 "Adventures of Alex O & Co" started to come to life.
I took six months to work out what products I wanted to use and what I wanted to design and make. I had my first market stall in July 2011 and I have never looked back.

I love to work with recycled blankets and wool felt. I started this adventure making mostly children's toys. Now days I make mostly home wares such as cushions, purses, Hot water bottle covers, large cases for iPad or laptops as well as my signature Pixie range.

I love working with colour and detail.
When I first started all my applique was hand sewn (I was a real purist).
As I have got busier this has become impossible.
So now I combine sewing machine and hand sewing to my applique.

I am drawn to detail but at the same time I love simple designs.
Therefore my work is a mixture of both.

My motto is "You only Live once..........Live Beautifully"
I try to make all my creations beautiful to the eye.

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