About Me

Hello, thanks for visiting my blog. My name is Lova and I live with my family in Essex. I am a homemaker, a gardener, a sewer, a jewellery maker, a crafter, a counsellor and an intuitive.

I come from a multi-cultural background: born in Madagascar, grew up in France and now living in UK. I love being tri-lingual.

I have worked in various fields in Paris and London: import-export, retail, translation, management, and therapeutic counselling.

I have made a conscious decision a while ago to truly enjoy life and be happy and as a result I made a lifestyle choice where I stay at home most of the time (doing what I love which at the present is gardening, sewing, cooking, home decorating etc) while working part-time in my handmade business (I make and sell bags, purses, organisers, quilts etc).

I have participated in the writing of a lovely craft book HANDMADE GIFTS (written with several other crafters and published by DK), you can buy the book on amazon and in all bookshops:


You can buy my handmade items here (I ship worldwide, and can also sew custom made items on request):

MAIN SHOP: www.handmadewithjoy.etsy.com

handmadewithjoy.bigcartel.com (only 5 items in it)


You can contact me at lovarajao@hotmail.com