Already we live in, what for me is paradise! Tropical North Queensland, where it's always warm, and there are palm trees and beautiful rainforest and beaches all around. The people are friendly and we are lucky enough to have a beautiful home. My daughters are both now in school, which they love, and they are the most beautiful little people ever! I'm married to my best friend, who works very hard, while I look after the kids and home. But now that the kids are in school, I have free time to be able to earn some money!
Now I know money isn't everything, but we do have a mortgage, kids in school, and we like to go places, do things, entertain friends...all of which requires some of the green stuff! Now I know I could go out and get a job, but honestly, I would much prefer to work for myself, on my own terms, doing something I love - creating things!!
So really, why am I creating?
- For my own personal satisfaction!
- To improve our home - in small ways, like making things prettier, making useful things, gardening, and cooking, and also helping the environment by reusing and recycling things!
- Making things for my girls - just because they love it! - toys, clothes, anything! The things they like most are the things I or someone else has handmade!
- To find a way of earning money from home, doing something I love.
Growing up, I remember my Mum sewing anything and everything, and Dad making things from wood, or anything else he could find. If my brother or I wanted anything, we'd ask Mum or Dad if they could make it! That was always the first thought - never to buy it! I love that philosophy, and with that in mind, I have just taken the handmade pledge!