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Let's Start at the Very Beginning...


Almost a year has gone by since I opening a teeny, tiny little PayHip shop and sold the first copy of my Jolly Brollies pattern. Well, technically, my third...I sold a couple on Instagram before I summoned the courage to sell them online. But if you happen to have one of those patterns you may have noticed that it's dated a whole year before that. As I am in major reminiscing mode - my eldest son, Tom, was eighteen this month - I thought it would be useful to share the (rather rambling) history of my pattern-writing company...

I never really meant to make a quilt. We were renovating our house at the time and I was looking for fabric on the internet when I stumbled upon Camille Roskelley's blog, Simplify. There was certainly fabric - Camille had just joined