Meet our newest Member of the Month, Helen Aiken!
"I live in Chelmsford, Essex, but come from Clydebank in Scotland where Singer sewing machines were made, so I started crafting at a very early age and it has always been an important part of my life. I am now retired and keep fit by walking both our dog and friends’ dogs.
I was introduced to card making at a WI demonstration in 2013 and was immediately hooked but quickly learned that cards will only sell if I use quality paper – and that’s where Crafter’s Companion came in. I needed an outlet for the cards I was making, and due to some fantastic supportive friends I am now making lots of cards to benefit animal charities.
I am looking this year to go to some local craft fairs too. I pass all proceeds on to four charities i.e.two local dog charities that rescue dogs from the pound to find them a forever home, together with a dog charity in Thailand (Soi Dog) and a charity supporting working animals abroad (SPANA)."