Food - Italian
Drink - Coffee
Film - The Godfather Part II
Music/Band - New Order
Colour - Black & Pink
Word - Love
Season - Spring
Book - The Godfather by Mario Puzo
Smell - Oban (after a visit from Mutleys - the dog grooming van)
Loen (named after a village in Norway) is quite frankly animal mad! Her dream is to one day own an animal sanctuary with lots of gorillas… She was originally a plus size model - working for BBC, This Morning, Channel 4, Marks and Spencer, Next, Charnos lingerie and of course, Ideal World. Her time modelling at Ideal World led to her becoming a presenter over 15 years ago. In 2003, she met the love of her life - Andy Love - in studio 1, which is now the Create and Craft studio where they work together. Loen and Andy were joined by Oban, their beloved Alaskan Malamute - in 2008. You might also notice she mentions her Mum - a lot… (Oh and films - although she struggles sometimes to remember the titles!)
What did you do before Create and Craft?
I was a plus size model and presenter on our sister channel, Ideal World.
Most embarrassing on-screen moment?
During a fashion show on Ideal World, the arms and legs kept falling off the mannequin!
Tell us a secret
I drive to work in my rollers every day!
What's your idea of the perfect Sunday (when you're not working)?
Being at home with Andy and Oban.
Which living person do you most admire and why?
Daphne Sheldrick - she saves orphaned elephants in Nairobi.
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself and others?
My addiction to smoking, and jealousy in others.
Aside from property, what's the most expensive thing you've bought?
I can’t tell you - as Andy will read this.
What is your guiltiest pleasure?
See point 6.
How would you like to be remembered?
Forget about me - live, love and enjoy your life!!!
What is the most important lesson life has taught you?
People you love are precious.
Favourite Create and Craft product?
Brother ScanNCut CM900
Which phrase do you overuse? Unprintable
If you could travel back in time, which period would you visit?
I would go back in time and save Diane Fossey.
Share your best crafty tip:
Always wear an apron when using glitter…