I started this blog when I really got into sewing and knitting again after having my older son.  At the time I was coming out of post natal depression and reading a lot about food production and veganism.  The title comes from an Ani DiFranco song, the lyric is ‘…and I’m becoming transfixed with nature and my part in it which I believe just signifies I’m finally waking up’.  To me the title of the blog relates to beginning to live my life again after PND in a way that was more ‘me’ and made me happy.  I’m still working on being totally awake, it’s an ongoing process…

I am happiest when I’m making something, whether it’s sewing , knitting, crocheting or cross stitch or in the kitchen, I need to be busy and I’m not good at sitting still!

I’m a single stay at home mother to 2 boys, we’re vegan and we live in the North East of England.  I’m also a part-time PhD student in Media and Cultural Studies. I like commas, exclamation points and full stops (but not the Oxford comma) far too much, drink too much coffee and very rarely get enough sleep…

I’ve been vegan for 10 years now and both my sons are vegan. I believe in whole foods, organic, good coffee and sharing great food with those I love. I also do some cookbook testing.

I began running in 2013, starting with the C25K BBC programme and I am now very very slowly working my way towards 10k. I don’t know why I got into running, or why it stuck this time when it didn’t in the past, but I keep going out there and putting myself through it and I like to talk to other runners about all the nitty gritty details!

I love receiving comments and always reply to any questions that get posted, it may take a little longer than I’d like but it does always get done eventually!

Thanks for reading and welcome to finally waking up!

3 thoughts on “About

  1. Susan says:

    I haven’t left a comment before even though I have been reading your blog for some time now, and I always enjoy seeing what you have made for yourself and your boys. I think the blue skirt you made looked lovely, but if you would like to make a beignet I wouldn’t mind lending you the pattern. It is the only Colette pattern that I have purchased so far, and I agree with you that while it is nice to support small businesses cost is an issue these days.

  2. Adele Marshall says:

    OMG you are so talented, I have only just got ‘into’ sewing and most things I make are pretty rubbish but I still like having a go!!! Well done you and I adore the quilts!!

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