Welcome to the Empire of the Cat

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Blogger, surface pattern designer, cat mama, librarian, computer geek.
Love travel • nature • books • Art Journaling
Maker of cards, drinker of tea, hoarder of craft supplies.

Love paper, ink, paint, colour and shiny things.

Let’s make all the things!

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Elle
maker of cards ~ drinker of tea ~ art journaler ~ kitten mama

Hi there!

Welcome to the Empire of the Cat, where I like to share my arty adventures and kitten drama.

I am one of those people who has always been arty, though my parents might have used other words when I started drawing on the walls!  I love making things with my hands, and so I love a lot of arts and crafts (sewing, knitting, crochet, jewellery-making, cardmaking, painting, art journaling, mixed media +++), and I’m always up for learning about new ideas and new techniques.

I have a BA in Design and another BA in English Literature, and several qualifications in IT.  A few years ago, I taught myself Illustrator so I could enroll in a Surface Pattern Design Course with Make It In Designand learn pattern design. I love playing with Illustrator and practicing my pattern making! I love doing online classes too and have done several on different platforms and in different subjects.  Can you tell that my mantra is Always Be Learning?

When I’m not getting my craft on, I love spending time with my crafty kitties, reading, tinkering with my website, or spending time outside exploring nature. Here in Scotland, we get a spot of weather from time to time, which makes things interesting, but when the weather is fair, I like to go to the coast or the woods or to wander around some of the National Trust for Scotland properties and gardens.