Well hello and welcome to Under An English Sky's new website home. Grab your needles and a cuppa and lets have a chat!
Some of you will know that I have blogged for the past 11 years on our homeschooling, life in the UK and my creative endeavours on my simple blogspot blog of the same name.
I recently shared that I was taking the leap in taking my hobby business of dyeing yarn - which I started as a creative outlet when we were in the thick of homeschooling 6 years ago, and turning it into a real business.
The decision has come after spending 3 years in the legal world working for lawyers alongside studying my law degree. The verdict? Its not for me!
You see I am a homemaker at heart. I love to create, to manage my home properly (which is impossible to do when you are working full time), to be available for my family. I thought once they had grown up that I would not longer be needed - well I am happy to say that I was wrong on that count.
I love the joy that my yarn brings others and I love that having a creative hobby like knitting or stitching brings so many positive benefits to all who engage in these crafts.
I've been dyeing yarn for 6 years and knitting since I was a child. Perhaps that is why knitting in particular is so ingrained in me, it was a skill taught to me by my mother and grandmother at the tender age of 8. I'm sure fellow knitters will agree that once the yarn bug has bit that there is no going back!
Having homeschooled my children and embraced a simpler way of life, then working in a high pressured environment I have come to realise that I would rather live a simpler more frugal lifestyle doing something I love.
For those who have read my blog over the years you will know that I take great joy and peace from observing the simple things life offers. The gentle changes in nature each day, taking a walk in the countryside, sitting quietly knitting, baking and cooking for my loved ones, creating a warm and cozy home.
My yarn is inspired by my simple life in England. By the countryside, English folklore and culture and by some of the great literary works produced.
So if you are a fellow yarny, knitter, crocheter or homemaker who strives to live a simple down-to-earth life then I hope you will find this little spot a place of tranquility, inspiration and refuge.
If you are a blog ready then we can certainly catch up here as I share little snippets of home, knitting & crafting and gentle rythems of life. If you enjoy watching podcases then please do pop on over to my YouTube channel to watch my podcast. This has been a bit neglected but I will be getting into a regular filming schedule from now so please do subscribe and hit the notification bell to be notified of any new podcasts. You can also find me on Facebook and Instagram so I would love to meet up with you there!