About Me

BSc Biology Vancouver Island University – 2002 (with distinction) 
(Dip. PR University of Victoria – 2014)

I am a Vancouver Island girl by birth and relocated in 2010 from Nanaimo to our beautiful provincial capital, Victoria. I have followed my path through a degree in biological sciences and certification as a competitive gymnastics instructor. It may seem like an unlikely beginning for a communications professional but my path has given me a unique set of abilities and a perspective that serves me well in the dynamic and ever-changing industry of public relations.

My life, at least the first 26 years, was devoted to the sport of gymnastics, both training and teaching at a national level. These days things are a tad less flippy (due to the acquisition of more than a few bumps and bruises in pursuit of my sport!) and a much more about sustainable, healthy activity and ongoing learning.

I began sewing at around 12 and knitting at 16. I left both of these pursuits in my early twenties and picked them up again almost 10 years later when I began doing my own nail art (see my ‘How it all began‘ post for more about that) and gained a new appreciation for my dormant craftiness.  I love doing things myself and seeing my efforts turn into something that I can wear, or see in my home every day! I learn through trial and error, Instagram and YouTube videos. The more I do, the better I get and coming up with my own ideas and designs. This blog is dedicated to helping you learn the techniques and tricks that I have picked up along the way – hopefully inspiring you to take on your own DIY projects.

A note about my nails: they are natural and I only use nail polish in my designs (no acrylic paints or stamping). Unless otherwise indicated, all photos are my own nails, painted by me. Please feel free to repost or pin with credit, and please leave my watermark intact.

My sewing machine: Brother CS6000i 60-Stitch Computerized Free-Arm Sewing Machine

Feel free to post questions or comments, or send me an email. I would love to hear from you!