I love hearing from people who visit my site whether by email, twitter, facebook or in the comments you are always welcome to get in touch with me.

There are some questions which crop up more often than not so I thought it may be useful to make the answers easily accessible. Here I hope to answer some of the questions which readers ask me most frequently.

Can you give me some housework tips?

Sure, my best tip is: hire a cleaner! I would love to be an authority on housekeeping but I’m sorry to say it is bottom of the priority list at the moment.

Which camera do you use?

I have been shooting with my Canon 5D Mark II since December 2012. It is a complete dream. I use different lenses including: 50mm f/1.8, 85mm f/1.8 and 35mm f/2.

Before that:

May 2010 – December 2012 I was shooting with a Canon EOS 500D. I shoot with the standard kit 18-55mm lens and a 50mm F/1.8 which I use more frequently (if you want to know about a specific shot feel free to ask).

Early posts (pre-May 2010) on this blog use a Canon PowerShot Sx110 IS.

Do you digitally edit your pictures?

After many years of being too lazy to try I now shoot RAW and process my images in Adobe Lightroom 4.

I’d really like to take better pictures of my children – where should I begin?

Knowing that you want to improve is a great place to start – awareness is the first step. Take a look at pictures that you like and think about what it is that makes them so appealing. Get your camera manual out and find out just what that bad boy can do – then try new things, great things come when you experiment.

Where do you buy the children’s clothes?

Their clothes are a combination of second hand, hand me downs and sales bargains.

My favourite shops are: Juicy TotsLittle Baby Company, Love it Love it Love it, Sisters Guild and Tootsa MacGinty.

You can find out a bit more about specific brands in this post.

You know a lot of things about social media and the children’s online retail market – can you share your knowledge with me?

Absolutely! Take a look at my pro site for more information on what I offer and how to get in touch.

Where do you buy your fabric?

My favourite UK online fabric shops are: BackstitchFabric Rehab, M is for Make, Simply Solids,  and The Eternal Maker.

I also buy from my local haberdasher, Etsy and second hand sources.

Will you be my BFF?

Yes, lets have a crafternoon!