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A few people have asked me why I called my blog Sum of their Stories.

Not long after my mum died in 2012 a friend shared this beautiful poem with me.

I love to make things because I was allowed to as a child. I was allowed to make a mess, be creative, have a go. I had wonderful women in my life who taught me skills and techniques. They unpicked my mistakes and showed me where I was going wrong. I am the Sum of their Stories.

I share something they made each year on their birthdays, just as a little tribute to them. Click on the photos to read more.

You can read a bit more about them on my about me page too. 

I don't know who wrote this poem, I've searched online but can't find it anywhere. I would love to credit the author, so if anyone knows please do let me know.