Hi my name is Andrea and I am in my 30's. I live in Washington (which is about 10 miles away from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne) in the North East of England. I don't work due to disabilities. I have a lot of problems with my lower back and neck which means I suffer with chronic pain. I am on a lot of medication for this but it doesnt always help. I've always enjoyed arts and crafts. I started doing cross stitching when I was in my teens and then tried card making when I was in my twenties and haven't stopped since! I have recently ventured into jewellery making as well and often make things as gifts. I can't craft as often as I would like to because of my health problems but I really enjoy when I can. I love making things to give as gifts because it's personal and as you guys know a lot of effort goes into it.