About Me

Hello and welcome to my blog

I’ve recently waved my daughter off to school & it has brought about a huge adjustment for me. As a stay at home Mum for the past five years, I am currently in a period of transition. Looking for work or a role that will fulfil me as much as being a Mum has fulfilled me. I’ve blogged under the name Pouch for the past 8 years, but I wanted to revamp & rename my blog so that it better reflected my life.

Me, You & Magoo is about our life as a family of three.

We are so fortunate to have been given the chance to raise our daughter, aka Magoo. She came into our life in 2009. It was love at first sight and she’s been rocking our world ever since.

Magoo came home from school last week with the picture featured at the top of this post. She told me "it's me, you & Daddy in front of our house". I love the hearts surrounding our home in the drawing & I think it pretty much encapsulates our family life. Magoo might not have any siblings, but she does have our love & attention & she has grown into a bright and sociable little girl. She brings out the big kid in us and we love to do wild & crazy things together. We build dens, dress up, bake, create and get ourselves out into the great outdoors as much as we can…

Me, You & Magoo is a place to talk about life, family, creativity and everything else inbetween. Welcome aboard!

When I’m not being a Mum I love to create and collect vintage items, in particular I have a weakness for vintage fabric. Safe to say I’m something of a vintage fabric addict. I'm known as @pouchvintage on Twitter and I'm over on Pinterest too.

Back in 2006, when my vintage fabric collection threatened to overwhelm our home, I started to sew. I then thought there was a chance I could sell the things I created. I’ve been running my little online emporium ever since. I love being back in touch with the creative side of my personality, I neglected it for too long. Over the years I’ve sent my work out to customers from across the globe. It gives me a buzz to think someone loves my handmade creations enough to make space for them in their homes.

When I’m not sewing my own pieces, I’m admiring other people’s creations. Through social media and other channels I have met some amazing, creative talents over the past 8 years. I am also a features writer for UK Handmade Magazine and love to champion the handmade movement here in the UK and worldwide.

This is Magoo's Dad & my husband...aka Mr. M. He's looking particularly dapper in this photo, taken on our wedding day. You wont find him looking scrubbed up like this very often, because Mr. M's favourite habitat is his shed at the bottom of garden. Over time he has added a sofa, electricity, lighting and a radio. The walls are covered with Magoo's artwork, it's a very special place. In the warmer months I hardly see Mr. M and Magoo...they love that shed, it's their den.

When he's not dreaming about his shed, Mr. M likes to play guitar, go for long walks, spend weekends camping (whilst muttering "I'm getting to old for this").

He can often be found bouncing on the trampoline with Magoo, playing snakes and ladders tournaments (in the shed) and generally loving life as a proud Dad.

How can I describe Magoo...she is completely unique, as all children are. We love her energy, her curiosity, her warmth, her creativity. There are so many things. She lights up our life and teaches us something new every single day.

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