Craft has always played a part in Tracey Radford's life: through her childhood, her career as a BBC journalist, and then as a busy mum of three. But it was only when she started making cardboard animals for her kids, while her husband was posted to Afghanistan for a year, that this passion really took centre stage. A keen upcycler, Tracey's mission was to make all the creatures from things found around the home that usually get recycled or thrown away. The cardboard animals have become a hugely popular part of her blog and featured in her first book, Make Your Own Zoo. This book brings together Tracey's wonderful new farmyard creations. Visit her blog at patchworkparent.blogspot.com. Tracey lives in Hereford.