Sam McKechnie is an artist, doll-maker, writer and mum. Sam created The Magpie and the Wardrobe in 2002 as an extension of her artwork, which is primarily influenced by folklore and fairy tales. Sam’s collections are sold worldwide through her stockists in London and Japan and can be found on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest under The Magpie and the Wardrobe, or via her website, www.magpieandthewardrobe.com. Sam is also the co-author of The Magpie and the Wardrobe: A Curiosity of Folklore, Magic and Spells, published by Pavilion. She exhibits her artwork every few years. Information can be found on her social media pages or via her website. Sam’s most recent work, Miss Violet’s Doll House, a gorgeous craft book on the pleasures and methods of dollhouse making, was published in November 2017 by Pavilion. Miss Violet’s Doll’s House includes everything needed to imagine and create a miniature world.