I’m Tina Baxter. I have a lovely husband Matt and a beautiful little daughter, Beth. 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 learning new ones. This blog is a record of my craft projects, my favourite photographs and the development of my craft business Driftwood Dreaming.
Driftwood Dreaming is my craft business where I make hand made decorative gifts from driftwood and mixed media. I collect the driftwood from beaches in west Wales. I am inspired by the sea, coastline and everything coastal!
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) and I also won a litter bin for my school.
Following my A-Levels I went on to take the Art Foundation course at Coventry University in 1991 and specialised in textile design. I then went on to study Textile Design and Surface Decoration at Brunel University (Buckinghamshire College as it was then) in High Wycombe and came away with a first class degree in 1995. Following graduation I spent a couple of months working in Lake Como, Italy, for a textile design company. This experience in Italy unfortunately shattered my dreams of working in the textile industry and I then moved from job to job until settling in my current job where I do some graphic design and magazine layouts.
I hope you enjoy my blog. You can also see my university work at my website www.tinabaxter.co.uk.