“Love what you do and do what you love. Don't listen to anyone else who tells you not to do it. You do what you want, what you love. Imagination should be the center of your life.”
I grew up in South-West Ireland, in the country, on a farm. Being the youngest of six made me feel invincible and vulnerable at the same time. Life at the tail end taught me being observant pays off!
Childhood on Fairy Lawn Farm was imaginative, fun and always transformative. Knitting & Reading have always been and essence in my life, since an early age. The opportunity to meld imagination with knitting, developed and grew providing a platform for character development, story telling and lots of fun.
Alpaca is my chosen material due to its unique qualities that reflect the the values I stand for. Alpaca herds are incredibly social, friendly, docile and protective of each other and of other species in their company. They are safe, warm creatures, who display incredible curiousity within their environment. They are bred for their luxurious fleece, which is also hypoallergenic, 3 times warmer than sheep fleece and is soft as cashmere. The beautiful Alpaca was the most obvious choice for helping to create Izz & Zee.
Each individual character, I create, is quirky, friendly and huggably soft made using ethically sourced natural, Alpaca …. made for life.