Tell us a bit more about the person behind the craft...
Well, my name’s Victoria, or Vic. I live with my husband and son and we have another baby due in April. I was working as a primary school teacher but stopped working last summer to be a full-time mum and spend more time on photography and crafty stuff.
I’d love to know what’s at the bottom of the ocean, so maybe a really peculiar deep-sea creature!
One thing I love about living in the
I could spend hours reading an atlas! Not necessarily to help me get off the island, but I just find them fascinating.
What’s your favourite colour?
How did you get started?
I’ve been taking photos since I got my first camera for my 9th birthday. I decided to start selling about 10 years ago, although didn’t do a great deal about it for another few years. As for other crafty things, I’ve always loved making stuff, right from when I was very little.
I really love working with Fimo. There’s so much you can do with it. I love experimenting and even when something goes wrong, you often discover something you can use in some way.
Everywhere really! For photos, I may see something on TV or in a book, or just be out and about and the colours, shapes, textures will inspire me to set up a photo. For Fimo, food, animals, travel and fairytales inspire me. So as you see, a bit of everything!
Try out lots of crafts to find one you really enjoy and are good at. When it comes to selling however, I think it’s probably best to stick to one thing...
I really like this handbound notebook, with a photo of a pink rose on the cover: