SarahDesigns

Pyrography Artist and Crafter - from kids to cakes

My Family and Other Animals

Check out the links in on the left or below for more pages about what my family and I get up to in our spare time.

A little bit about me...

Born in Leekbrook in the 80's, the countryside has always been a big part of my life. It is my inspiration and my hobby. My husband, Chris, and our two beautiful boys - Jacob and Noah, regularly go for long walks in the Peak District. The boys get to go to places a lot of kids don't get the chance to, as we have used ring slings since they were born; see our Babywearing Page.

I was diagnosed with Fibro in my teens. I try not to let this affect me. I can only thank Fibro for developing my art. I left school in during year 9 due to ill health, and started to teach myself. I was sent some tutors, and managed to get A and A* grades at GCSE. I then did my A levels from home, in Sociology, Art and Graphic Design, also achieving A grades. I went on to achieve a distinction in HND Graphic Design at Newcastle Art College. At this point, in 2004/2005, decided to leave education for a while and do some work in Lush Cosmetics.

Chris and I met in June 2006 and were married in October 2010. You can read our story here... We decided to have a Handfasting, as the pagan path suits our life perfectly. It was a fantastic occasion, all the guests bought food to share, and we tried to hand make as much as possible. Meerbrook village hall let us rent the hall and village green, we couldn't think of a better location than beneath the Roaches. See more about our Handfasting here...

I created a recipe book with recipes collected from my friends on an online forum called Little Lost Lushies. You can see more information on the Handfasting Recipe book here...

The births of my two boys were very different. After an upsetting birth experience with Jacob, I decided to have a homebirth with Noah.
I've written about my birth experiences with my children here... Jacob and Noah are very special to us, each year we do a special photoshoot for Yule cards to send to friends and family. You can view the past years Yule Card editions here...

You can find me on Facebook here, if you add me as a friend, can you drop me a message to say who you are?

I've worked in Lush Hanley for over 8 years now. I love it there, and we have a fantastic team. You can read more about Lush here...