I am a married mother of two young boys. Being totally outnumbered in my home, I have embraced all things crafty so that I will have a hobby when the menfolk are out doing their thing. And so that I have something that I can do that will stay done. Stay at home parents will understand this.
I grew up in a home that was filled with my hoarding father's life's work (junk collecting) and my mother's penchant for cluttery nick-nacks. And for some unknown reason, I was creatively stifled. I actually believed I had no talent for anything creative despite daydreaming about the possibilities.
Getting married, raising two amazing little men and moving away from the rut I was in living in Sydney, I have emerged. Yes, the creative me that I had only daydreamed about, pushed her way out of the metaphorical cocoon and is learning to fly!
I knit, crochet, sew, quilt and draw. Growing up in a junk cave has given me an appreciation of the vintage, of the possibility in all things used and space. Now I am not a clutter-bug but neither am I a spartan minimalist. I do like to be surrounded by beauty and character as long as it is functional. I love the pre-loved and have recently branched out into vintage fabrics and soft furnishings. I will be launching an online store soon so you can share in this obsession with me.
Now in my 30's I am living life big. My two boys, a toddler and a preschooler, keep me busy and keep me learning. My husband keeps me loved. And my Saviour Jesus Christ keeps me hopeful.