Fabulous Free + Found
I admit it: I steal; I scavenge; I can't walk past a skip without looking in it. And I blame my mum.
As a child, the principles of 'waste not, want not' and 'refuse, reduce, reuse, recycle' were instilled into me by my mum (Hi Mum! <waves>), who was waaaaay ahead of her time when it came to environmental issues. The result is my addiction to charity shops, an ability to chop up and sew pretty much anything into anything else, and a possibly unhealthy attitude to other people's cast offs.
In 2013, Bloomsbury Featherstone invited me to share my passion for 'free and found' loose parts resources by writing a book in their eternally popular 'Little Book of...' series.