Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Introducing Penny!

Welcome to Penny, the newest member of the Daylight Ambassador Programme! Here she tells us all about how she got into crafting and why she's looking forward to working with us! 
I've been creative ever since I can remember, starting in my bedroom as a child wielding scissors and glue, needles thread and wool, dressing my dolls and making models. 
The creativity continued into adulthood and family life making clothes and toys for my children and encouraging them in their own crafting activities.  It was only when they had flown the nest that I took the giant step onto a degree course in Visual Studies at, what was then, The Norwich School of Art and Design (now NUA)
 With the degree under my belt I ventured into cyber space, creating my virtual world, the Planet Penny website. It’s here I share my enthusiasm for creating and making as well as the joys of living in this particular corner of Norfolk.

My choice of crafts is still eclectic but I was inspired last year by some wonderfully colourful yarn which I made into some adorable rainbow coloured mice, but unfortunately I was unable to source in the UK.  I now sell the yarn in rainbow packs which has led me to create patterns for knitting and crochet.  I also teach needlefelting, and write tutorials and book reviews as well as the popular Planet Penny blog.
A lot of the time I struggle with lighting, not just for close or detailed work but especially for photography so I have been delighted to discover just what a difference a Daylight lamp can make. I'm looking forward to be able to share reviews with you