My Story

I’ve been lucky enough to work in the fascinating world of Cosmetics and Fragrances almost all my career. From early days training in perfumery  evaluation, where I worked with a Fragrance house in Grasse in the South of France to developing bespoke products for niche brands here in the UK.

Throughout this time I was always keen to learn how everything was made and to expand my knowledge, combining this with a natural love of crafting which I developed as a child forever making things from cast off bits and pieces.

All of this has come together later in my career as an opportunity to write books and latterly to teach classes on skincare and home fragrance from where I live in Hastings on the South Coast of England.

Sharing this knowledge acquired over many years has been a joy and hearing from readers and students is a delight.

Launching this website has enabled me to bring together all these crafting activities together with lots of tips and a collection of my own products. 

Here you will find all my books, including Hand Made Spa which was just published in February 2018 and is already available in 4 languages. It joins Handmade Beauty which has become an international success and is currently sold in 8 languages. I get such a buzz from the messages I receive from readers all over the world when they try out the recipes and tell me what they've made.

There are crafting kits and a selection of Handmade products to buy which are all created by me. 

 Get crafty and creative, join me for a class, or try one of my products. I’d love to hear what you think