My work life centres around archives and caring for them so I have an historical bent. I am the sole female in a household of men so my crafting is a bit of a mystery to them but gives me a creative outlet. I make and quilt quilts, scrapbook the family photos, make cards, smock and sew. I always like to have the idea of " handmade" not "homemade" . I started making memory boxes after clearing out my aunts house and finding lots of little things which had meaning but were hard to display. I adore fabric and have huge amounts of it . I could make 50 quilts without buying any more but that doesn't stop me.