I'm a Mum of two, who are now at school and I'm relishing more time to get crafty!

I've always been passionate about thrift and home-made, with skills passed on from the wonderful women in my family. I wore home-sewn clothes in my childhood and still enjoy homemade jams and pickles made by Mum. My Grandmothers were artisans of the home - knitting, floristry, homemade preserves and full baking tins.

Recycling addicts, our family love nothing better than a troll through an Op Shop or the inorganic rubbish collection looking for treasure.

You can see what I'm up to at markets and with my vintage collecting on www.facebook.com/oaktreemama.