Who writes here? In this ‘11 Things About’ mini-series, the people behind child mags blog (hi!) let you in on a few of their quirks and secrets.
1. I feel honoured to be able to speak to and write about all the amazing, Australian mothers and creatives on a daily basis, while working on digital content for child mags blog.
2. I love to craft! Any spare time that I have, you can find me working on new projects. To document my crafty adventures, I recently launched a craft website called DIY Kiosk. Here you can find out how to make lots of fun things, like a fairy bread piñata, snail mail ideas, handmade stationery and party crafts.
3. My favourite place to travel to is Japan. It’s such an inspiring, creative and innovative country. There’s a surprise around every corner.
4. Some of the nicest people I’ve met have been through snail mail. I send letters all over the world to different pen pals. I love taking a break from the digital world, hand writing letters and making special handmade stationery to send through the post to surprise the recipient. I’ve featured some of my correspondence on my blog.
5. I have self published four print publications (known as zines): My Life In Biscuits, an illustrated biscuit memoir, Little Book of Mt Masking Tape, crafty ideas and projects using my favourite craft tool, Japanese washi tape, Japan in a Collection, a travel guide with a twist that reviews shops through souvenirs, and Happy Mail Day, a visual guide to snail mail and making your own handmade stationery and mail kits.
6. My husband (soulmate), Ryan, and I just bought our first home. We’d previously rented a place for the past five years, so we can’t wait to move in to our new abode and make it the home we’ve always dreamed of.
7. I enjoy writing about childhood nostalgia and reading about anything ’80s or ’90s. I still own some of my fave toys and have a big collection of kids TV shows and cartoons from this time on DVD.
8. Words that pique my interest are rummage, thrift, treasure, nostalgia, car boot…because I love and live in op shops!
9. Some of my career highlights have been working at some of Australia’s leading magazines, such as Cosmopolitan Bride and Mother & Baby, and having my craft projects, styling and photography published in Australian Women’s Weekly. I have also had my work featured at a stall at the MCA Zine Fair, and Sydney Rocks Pop-Up Project. I’ve just recently been profiled in a Snail Mail book published by Hardie Grant.
10. I think about quokkas at least once a day – they’re the happiest and cutest animal in Australia. When I’m having a good day, I like to say, “Everything’s coming up quokkas.”
11. It’d be a dream come true to have a craft book published and have it sitting on bookshop shelves.