Originally my blog was set up as a creative outlet in order to showcase my creations. Since then it has evolved to include my family's life and loves here in Oxfordshire and beyond. We are huge fans of geocaching and enjoy getting outside in the beautiful British countryside as much as we can. We love to read children's books together and of course do arts and crafts.


 Hello my name is Helena Ashworth otherwise know as The Queen of Collage. Why the name? Through attending art classes I came to be playfully known under this creative name and loved it so much that I decided to use it when it came to creating my blog. 

I am a stay at home mum in her early 30s, to two gorgeous girls under two, lucky enough to live in picturesque Oxfordshire, UK. 

From an early age a love of arts and creativity was instilled in me from drawing faces to creating clay hair with a tea strainer for clay animals. I acquired a GCSE in Textiles and pursued an arts degree in Media and English at the University of Gloucestershire resulting in a 2:1. 

In the past I have written for various publications both on and off the internet. From writing for the BBC's version of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy to journalling events for local newspapers I've covered a few. I am also trained as a TEFL teacher and possess a Mental Health First Aid qualification. 

As my family are spread out across the world this blog is primarily a way for them to keep up to date with life's goings on in my household and beyond the walls. 

Of course the more the merrier and I'm very happy to hear from other people surfing the internet too. So if you've a love of travel, are enthusiastic about letting kids be kids or have a passion for up-cycled furniture and want to rid the world of brown furniture then put the kettle on, pull up a chair and enjoy my ramblings. 


Likes: books, arts and crafts, geocaching, nature, travelling and outings, reading, writing, photography, surrounding myself with gorgeous stationary, pretty little outfits for the girls and Thomas the Tank Engine (affectionately known as Tommy by the eldest). 
Dislikes: e-books, the rain, the gym, walking without a purpose, Roland Rat, clowns, alcohol, swearing, my personal struggles with knitting and crochet.


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I especially love your geocaching posts. - Louise from Little Hearts Big Love

I love Helena's blog and I love this series too - An Imperfect Mum

How sweet was last year's gift for your parents! And your dad's reaction was priceless! :) Such a sweet holiday memory. :) - 
Mandy n Justin

What great advice and a lovely interview! I like how it's inspired by someone she loves, that always makes the difference. I find that when I am working on something I love I always do a much better job! – The Mum Project

Such a great way to transform a boring jar and as you suggest so many potential ideas for designs and uses. I love the pretty swirls you have here. I'm going to look into these as an idea for crafts on the farm. – Coombe Mill

Oh my, I love everything about these sacks. Adore the tie-dye!! The cute little lettering and the reindeer.. It's adorable.  - Jacqui Bester aka One Messy Mama

 This is such an inspiring series for anyone looking to set up their own craft business. - 

Katy from Hot Pink Wellingtons

Then there's Helena, The Queen of Collage, over the last few months we've chatted online almost every day and we've helped each other out. She is someone I would consider a true friend and I cannot wait to meet her in person one day. - Morgan's Milieu

Just keep going and know that your writing is always appreciated and loved xx - Mackenzie Glanville


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