If you’ve landed on this page it’s probably because you’d like to know a little more about me… so here goes.
My name is Chris Lucas and As you can gather by my blog I love to sew.
I’ve been sewing ever since I was a young girl about 8yrs old when my mother bought me my very first sewing machine which was battery operated. Oh how I loved that sewing machine and I sewed countless outfits for all my Barbie dolls. About a year later my mother updated her sewing machine and gave me her old well-loved Bernina. I was so excited as I thought I was all grown up sewing with a real sewing machine and I haven’t stopped sewing all these years. This year I’ll be celebrating my 50th birthday!
I’ve been studying fashion design and pattern making for the last few years as I thought it was time to take my sewing to the next level. During this time I rediscovered my love of dolls and I’ve been sewing for them as well as for myself. So my fashion design, sewing, and pattern making skills are now more focused towards designing and creating sewing patterns.
I’m continually striving to produce professionally designed patterns and sewing garments that I’m proud to say “I made that”.
My home town is in Brisbane in Australia’s sunshine state of Queensland and I love it!
I’m happily married and have been with the man of my dreams (Grant) since I was 22 which I am forever grateful for and always will be.
My baby “Zoe” joined our little family in late 2012. We rescued her from an organisation called “SAFE” which is made up of a group of volunteers who find new homes for animals who would otherwise find a less fortunate fate.
Belle is another one of my babies who joined our little family in April 2013. My hubby thought I’d lost my marble when I bought Belle. Belle’s responsible for reigniting my childhood love of dolls. Here she is wearing one of the many outfits I’ve made especially to fit our Australian Girl dolls.
As you can see Zoe & Belle have become best friends too!
I have actually built up quite a collection of gorgeous dolls and my American Girl doll Julie is another favourite of mine (Shhh don’t tell the other dolls LOL) She’s also wearing an outfit I made.
The other dolls in my collection are American Girl dolls, Mini American Girl, Ellowyne Wilde, Journey Girls, Our Generation, Barbie, Fashion Royalty Barbie, Kidz n Cats, Cabbage Patch, Miniland, Gotz Just Like Me, and Gotz Happy Kidz. And there’s still more I’d love to add to my collection.
Now you know a little more about me and you probably realise I’m just a fun-loving big kid at heart who loves sewing and loves dolls again too.