Who is Katy-Marie Makes?

Hey, I’m Katy, (late) 20 something, honorary Bristolian, lover of cooking, baking, gardening, the great outdoors, travelling, learning and all things handmade. I believe that if you have a passion you should share it so here I am sharing my many loves in life.

I’m a bit of a magpie for all things colourful, the more vibrant the better !  I have eclectic taste in style, I love vintage especially the chic interiors of the 1930’s and the feminine florals and A-lines of the 1950’s  as well as drawing inspiration from the vivid colours of India and the cherry blossom patterns from Japan.

From a very young age I’ve always loved to cook (or should that say eat?), and from my first home economics class at 11 when I first made cheese scones (still my Mum’s favourite!)  I’ve been cooking ever since.  My late Nan, at 80 odd years old and registered blind, would still make sausage rolls and mince pies at Christmas by touch, one of my happiest foodie memories.

My late Grandmother had a huge influence in my love of fabric and sewing, I have inherited her sewing machine and boxes of old buttons, fabric and fastenings.  I think my new years resolution will be to spend more time sewing and using all the lovely things she has passed down to me.

I don’t recall when I caught the travel bug but  my love of learning about new cultures and exploring the world knows no bounds.  I don’t think I’ve done nearly enough traveling yet and so needless to say most of the bucket list is made up of places to visit! First on the list is India and somewhere further down there is Japan, Russia, Borneo and China but to name a few. Thank fully my other half has an equal sense of wanderlust!

And then of course there’s campervans, for as long as I can remember, I’ve loved campervans, my parents have always been “campervanners” and from the first Orange VW T2 they had when I was a kid I’ve been hooked. In August 2012 I bought my own VW T4 converted campervan called Evelyn and realised a life-long dream of owning my own van.

So, that’s me, I hope that you enjoy my ramblings…


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