My life is lovely and boring. I live with my husband, son and grown up daughter in a small village in Derbyshire where it rains all the time. We have 3 dogs that come everywhere with us, two of them are utter bastards but the little one is an angel.
Knitting and crochet are my loves. I never sit down without a project, why waste that crafting time? I usually work on small items like Blythe clothing and hats. I’ve never made an adult sized garment, I get bored too fast.
I like a tipple Gin, whiskey and Cider are my favourites. I love Gin so much that I’ve earned the nickname Gin Bin which is…nice.
I have a few issues that I deal with in my daily life. I try not to moan on the blog but I cant promise. I live with Hypothyroidism, major depression, chronic pain from a bad back, and a gammy wrist. Sometimes it’s hard but thankfully my family are supportive and I know they are always looking out for me.
Blythe dolls are lovey and playing with dolls as an adult woman definitely isn’t weird. I have had many Blythes over the years but Willow my Love Mission Blythe is the only one that’s stuck around. She is my little muse and its really fun to make to make things for her.
I’ve had a website of description since 2002. I used to code in notepad and loved animated headers! I started Red Lips And Gin Sips because I wanted a fresh start. I like to share the things I’ve made and our camping adventures in the hope someone might like to read about them. My DIY projects are usually done on a budget and I hope that they can be useful or inspirational.
I really love talking to people so give me a shout!