Hi I'm Vikkie and I'm exactly what it says on the tin: I'm a carpenter's daughter. I'm not skilled, nor do I have loads of DIY knowledge - I'm not super strong either. I just like to think I'm living proof that ordinary people can succeed when they try too.
I was brought up in Yorkshire, England by a family with a woodyard business of sheds and fencing. My Dad's not only a carpenter. He's also a joiner and a cabinet maker. But I only started taking an interest in DIY after scraping together my pennies to buy my first house that needs a LOT of work.
I can see past a house that needs a lick of paint, plastering etc. So, after buying a very cheap house in a nice area, I've been learning jobs as I go to save money to go towards things that will eventually require professionals.
WHY DO I SHARE MY PROJECTS?
After moving to the Midlands, I had a shock when comparing tradesmen prices to those in Yorkshire. And quite often, I could never find DIY guides online that suited my specific needs. So, I share all my projects from a novice's perspective to help and inspire others to save money too.
WHERE WOULD THE FUNDS GO?
Any funds I receive will cover costs of materials, tools or filming equipment that will go straight back in to producing more YouTube and blog content. Meanwhile, I want to keep learning new skills and keep passing them on.