Who and What?


DPP_0189abHey! I’m Hayley, middle name Margaret, which as a child I used to think very embarrassing and elderly but now I am a bit grown up it sounds more sophisticated and mature. I’m 25 and living in Nottingham in the UK, home to Robin Hood, lace making and the best (rock) music venue in the country. At the moment I work as a microbiologist in a food laboratory testing for any nasty bugs. I love science, ice hockey and cups of tea.


Recently I have also discovered a passion for sewing and crafting! I like to point and say ‘I made that!’. I have always enjoyed scrapbooking and so I took a risk and splashed out on a sewing machine to teach myself some basics. I then spent all weekend in front of it, ignoring hunger, thirst and my poor attention-starved boyfriend. I was hooked. I wanted to learn to do everything. I watched so many YouTube tutorials. Somewhere during the fervor of excitement over starting something new I decided to write it all down as a record of my progress, thus a Stitch to Scratch was born.

A Stitch to Scratch was created through my desire to learn to sew and document this process to help anyone with a similar urge.  I hope for it to be my personal chronicle of life and nonsense due to a need to overshare every thought and also a record of my endeavors to self-teach myself how to sew and any other crafts that grab my attention. I follow tutorials, book guides and general online advice to create lovely things and muddle through confusing beginner problems and questions (such as what the hell is “tension” – I still don’t know. I will find out).

 Hayley Margaret

22 thoughts on “Who and What?

  1. Ha! Small world. Just commented on your employment enigma post and then thought I’d read about you. So you live in Nottingham, my home city, though I haven’t lived there since before you were born.


    1. Thank you so much! (For BOTH of your amazing nominations!!) I’m so pleased you enjoy my blog enough to nominate me for these! I wonder if I can nominate you back anyway, as I love your blog too! 🙂


  2. Hey there! I love your blog, and I have nominated you for A Lovely Blog Award AND the Liebster Award for double awesomeness! If you would like to participate in this, please see my post http://stilllifewithgradstudent.wordpress.com/2014/10/14/two-posts-in-one-award-season-and-let-us-all-mourn-the-end-of-blogging101-it-will-be-missed/
    If you don’t want to participate, if you already have one, or if you’re just going „Who are you again?“, just enjoy the fact that I think your blog rocks! 🙂
    (Yes, I’m nominating you back and you can’t stop me, hear my evil laugh!)


  3. Hi Hayley, I just came over from Steve’s Blog Party to say hello and that I really love your blog. I have got interested in sewing lately since the ‘Sewing Bee’ and have attempted to make a few things, some of which I can actually wear 🙂


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