Hey! 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).