I’ve been on quite a journey these past 12 months. Life presented some quite unexpected left turns, parenting bumps and health challenges. Definitely not ‘to plan’. I knew I needed to find a way to live differently, be differently. Different but at the same time, actually more… ME.
As I did some soul searching, one of the things that kept coming up was a return to my creative roots, nurturing them rather than ignoring them or smothering them in a mountain of busyness.
Three months ago I launched this blog. I was terrified but I am loving sharing my thoughts and connecting with people. I’m also enjoying the process for its own sake, even if no one is reading what I’m writing.
As I’ve mentioned before I love making gifts for people at Christmas. I adore fashioning new things from old, using things in a different way, creating something lovely from (almost) nothing.
So, along with blogging, I’ve been working on a small series of handmade products that combine some of the things I treasure in life with a pinch of creativity and a touch of upcycling. The first ‘line’ is here, ready for Christmas giving or for no particular occasion at all.
I give you… my Love Garlands.
Music. Travel. Reading.
Some of the great joys in life.
Experiences that can be shared or cherished alone.
Love Garlands symbolise treasured moments in life. They’re perfect as a special little gift… for yourself or for someone else.
Handcrafted in Melbourne from vintage music, books and maps, each Love Garland is unique. They can be hung vertically or horizontally, during the festive season or all year.
For more information or to order, click here.
Thank you to my treasured family and friends who have been so supportive as I find my feet and a new path. Thank you also to the wonderful women of the blogging community who have given me inspiration and the courage to put myself out there.