Mary first started crafting around 2014, sewing bits and pieces after having a sewing machine for Christmas. That, somehow, led on to other crafts, she then moved to Clevedon from Westbury on Trym, as she had stopped working at her job as a support worker.
She then started making bits and pieces from paper, and a couple of coasters for gifts, using old maps, and this is what she enjoyed the most.
Maps are great, they have beautiful colours, are interesting if they are the older ones, as places change so quickly, and people seem to like the quirky ideas.
The majority of the items Mary decorates are upcycled, sourced locally from charity shops, jumble sales and car boots. She also accepts commissions for people if they want a particular area or road featured.
Mary’s crafts make unusual, one-off gifts, and she has experimented with many different uses of maps and recycled papers, including coasters, boxes, caddies, frames, card designs featuring map, and her own design bookmarks.