For as long as I can remember I have been an
artist. When I was a child I had a box of Crayola crayons, a draw full of
paper and a scrap bag of felt. I have always made things, drawn and
When I was at school I originally wanted to be
a teacher, but whilst taking my Art GNVQ decided I couldn't go into a job that
didn't involve lots of art. I went on to Art college where I decided to
move into Costume Design.
While at college I started to make One of a
Kind Jem dolls replicating prototypes that had not been made. This used my
costume skills on a smaller scale and kept my techniques in order.
In July 2005 I gained my Costume Degree with
honours. I began to make OOAK Barbies to keep up my skills and to pass the time
whilst looking for a job.
I sold my first OOAK Barbie in December 2005
and am not looking back!