Insides, outsides. Apples, oranges.

I heard a great quote the other day listening to the Create and Thrive podcast: “Never compare your inside with somebody else’s outside” (which I found attributed to Hugh Macleod in “How to Be Creative”). It really struck a chord with me. I, like most people, am always comparing myself, my work, my life, to other Read More

Creative Winter Boredom Busters for Tweens

What are your plans for these winter school holidays? My kids start their winter break this afternoon and I have a few things planned such as a trip to Sydney to see their cousins and a extra long weekend at the beach (I love the South Coast in winter!) However, we’ll be looking for ways to Read More

Finding your Sewing Zen (or how to deal with frustration)

Frustration – the flip-side of “flow”? Last week I talked about the concept of ‘flow’ – the state in which you are completely absorbed in what you are doing. I am fortunate to find that state of flow often when I am sewing. But it isn’t always the case! If we were to look on the Read More