About Me!

Machine embroidery and sewing is what I am all about.

Hi, I’m Carolyn and the owner of Bowbluebell

I live with my husband Phil in our little home just outside Southend-On-Sea in Essex,UK .

I have a lovely wooden cabin in our garden where I sew and create embroidery designs. When  not in my cabin, we are probably out in our Motor Home where I normally have some knitting on the go - I’m totally addicted to sock knitting at the moment, O and by the way my favourite colour is Green !


I started machine embroidery by accident, I was having a very stressful career in I.T. and after 30 years of too many long days and working away from home Phil and I decided to have a year out travelling.

Well as luck would have it, that plan didn't quite happen and I ended up staying at home looking after a poorly hubby – not really the nursey type I needed to find something to do to keep me occupied, knowing I couldn't (didn't want to either! ) return to I.T. stress ! So I took the plunge, had a cabin erected in the garden, invested in an embroidery machine, started selling on e-bay and began venturing out with my wares at local craft events.

It wasn’t long before I started creating embroidery designs myself, I wanted to be in control of everything about my brand, from the idea, designing, creating, and publishing. But with no boss, and definitely no inclination to make my business become a chore I just muddle on in my own little word creating and sharing designs when I feel like it!

So if you think of something you would like digitised and it rocks my boat too then do drop me a line and we’ll see what we can create.

Happy Sewing to you all, and make sure you have Fun along the way