Hi, my name is Jenny and I am the face behind JennyLea Designs.
I’m a Kiwi living in Christchurch, New Zealand. I am happily married, we have an energetic dog called Jessie and I love all things sewing and crafty.
I was born in Christchurch, New Zealand. We moved the Marlborough Sounds when I was about 6 months old and I had an wonderful childhood, swimming in the sea, horse riding and generally running around with no shoes on (except in the winter)….oh and stealing sheets from mum’s linen cupboard to make my sewing creations from.
I met my husband in 2001 while he was travelling around New Zealand and followed him to the UK. We spent 12 years living in the UK and travelling around the world together, including an overland trip driving from London to Cape Town. We got married in 2010 in Cape Town, South Africa and had a cheetah called Phoenix at our wedding.
So I am now back living in Christchurch and am in the process of learning digital pattern design using Adobe illustrator and InDesign, designing a collection of shirts for men and women in between spending time with my hubby and walking the dog.