Championing your creative soul

DO you have someone in your life who champions you? Who you would say is the greatest encourager of all the things that you were made to be? It turns out, quite conveniently, that in my life, that person would be my husband. He sees me as a creative being and often...

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Something New

I like to stitch. That’s clear. But I also like to crochet. I like to play at origami and make paper cranes. I gather interesting paper and sew it together into multilayered gift cards. I like to play with watercolours and create my best painted version of a gum leaf...

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Facebook, Mollymook and Christmas bikinis

I enjoy my daily dose of social media, but about six months ago, I found myself trawling through a Facebook feast of tropical islands, European holidays and other amazing, exciting adventures… all of which made me feel, if I’m perfectly honest, unhappy. And jealous. I...

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A Maker’s Mind

I found this nest yesterday on a walk. It was sitting in the middle of a footpath and so I took it home. I do believe in a Maker. The book of Genesis in the Bible says that we were made in the Maker’s image, and I believe this to be is true, on so many levels. One way...

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Sunday in Leura

One of my favourite memories from my childhood was the regular trips our family took up the Blue Mountains to my Nana’s house. Their house was set in the middle of a double block. The street at the back had a canopy of trees over it: autumn was stunning. We would...

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Preloved and Reloved

I’ve started making new things from old – beautiful, forgotten linens and blankets, usually found hidden in the back corner of an op shop, or buried under a pile of remnants at some secondhand Melbourne market. I’m often drawn to a piece by the embroidery, a...

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Inside the box

It is possible that my favourite place growing up was inside my mother’s fabric box. I didn’t hide in there, I didn’t even sit on it that much (it was a wooden box with a groovy, orange ‘seventies’ fabric cover, made into a seat). Mum’s fabric box contained a whole...

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