It's been a challenging year for Yolanda, who has been shielding throughout the pandemic due to severe asthma, though she's turned misfortune into opportunity by making a go of selling her hand-crafted items.
Speaking to Peterborough Matters, she said: "My passion has always been to make things, whether it be knitting, sewing, crochet or jewellery making. And it's been thanks to my hobbies that I have managed to stay sane during lockdown!
"Unfortunately, due to Covid and circumstances I lost my job, so decided I'd make a real go of selling my items."
She now owns a small business, called The Secret Seamstress, and is partnering with some friends at Blue Heart Hampers to put together a craft festival in August to bring som cheer back into a "terrible year".
The fair will be for crafters to display their handmade items - from crochet to jewellery, resin to cakes.
Yolanda added: "After the year we have all had, I want to make this event super successful for everyone. I would love to bring attention to small businesses and what it means to these owners to make sale. It could make a huge difference for someone."
The event is planned for August 7 at Werrington Village Hall, between 10am and 4pm.