My name is Rosie, I’m English, 35, obsessed with wearing all the colours all the time and I blog at Sparkleneedles. I’m the newbie round these parts, and am deeply honoured to be an editor at one of my all time favourite websites, the CSC.
I have been sewing for about a year now on a bright blue £99 sewing machine. I can’t actually believe that I have found a hobby that has lasted for more than a month. But sewing appears to have taken over my life and I don’t mind one bit. Jenny asked me to join the CSC to add a beginner sewist’s perspective, so you won’t get any great tutorials from me about how to do a perfect welt pocket (though I can tell you all about how to make a dodgy wonky one) but you will get honest appraisals of how doable patterns are for an adventurous beginner, and plenty of articles of me opining on various subjects pertinent to the world of curvy sewing.
In my non sewing life (which I try to minimise as much as possible), I live in London with my husband Robin who takes all my photos and occasionally poses poutily for ones I take. I work in heritage and am passionate about politics, being cheerful and biscuits.
In terms of style I have been described as a ‘children’s TV presenter at a rave’ but I do sometimes try to make things that I might be able to wear at work. I also often fail at this aim, and go to work in a neon pink dress coloured in yellow hot air balloons with green tights and red shoes. My colleagues are very tolerant.
I’m very keen to be a responsive editor, so do get in touch with anything you would like to see featured on the CSC.