I’m Tina Baxter. I’m currently living in Coventry but hope to move to the coast one day. I’m a creative person and love making things. I enjoy all crafts and particularly love making new things from old. I am inspired by the sea, coastline and everything coastal! I’ve always love the sea and have been holidaying in St Ives in Cornwall since I was a child. Nowadays I spend my holidays there with my daughter. We love St Ives and all of the surrounding areas of Cornwall – there is just something magical about the area.
In 2012 I set up my craft business, Driftwood Dreaming, to make hand made decorative gifts from driftwood and mixed media. I collect all of my driftwood from beaches around the UK. I also collect sea glass and sea pottery to make my jewellery with.
I’ve always loved art and crafts from a very early age. When I was just 4 years old I won a painting competition at infants school to paint a litter eating monster. I won a trip to meet the Lord Mayor of Coventry who presented me with a lovely box of paints (I still have the wooden box). I studied Textile Design at University and came away with a first class degree. Following this I spent a couple of months working in Lake Como, Italy, for a textile design company. Since then I’ve been employed in various creative roles but now I working towards running my own crafts business full time!
I hope you enjoy my website. My shop sells my complete range of coastal creations and my blog is a record of many crafty projects that I’ve completed over the last few years.
I will be adding new products to my shop on a regular basis so keep checking back.