I am a designer, crafter and educator. I enjoy being with people and making beautiful, useful things!
In my spare time – I enjoy crafting, designing and cooking, anything creative really! I have this obsession with knitting and crocheting that I just love and it is a portable hobby that travels with me everywhere. I am extending my adventures from the yarn world to crafting repurposed fabrics with my sewing machine. In the past, I reused interior design materials that I found at FabMo in Northern California. Nowadays I am a full time pre service teacher studying away and crafting when I can.
Apart from sewing and creating I enjoy cooking and eating vegetarian, local, seasonal meals – so check out my Instagram for posts on some tasty meal inspiration.
For a bit of background, when I was younger I was living by the beach in Queensland and grew up with a love for the environment. This creates something deep within your soul that says ‘care for the environment, embrace all living beings,’ just like my best cat buddy Mack (RIP).
This is the principle which I try and live by these days after spending most of my life in Australia. For 12 years, my life was in the San Francisco Bay Area, Northern California far away from the golden beaches and surf. In the Bay Area, there was beauty in another form with blue skies and amazing weather, the warm sunshine and redwood forests. The people in San Francisco are very Eco-conscious and I feel this had a huge influence on my creative processes and my being. I tuned into my inner earth goddess and she lives with me daily.
The experience living in the Bay Area opened myself up to the beauty of the earth and we always need to treat it with utmost respect. Humanity needs to protect the earth and that means for me, to use what I can and recycle, repurpose or donate what I cannot.
Now I am back home in Melbourne, Australia and working on my teaching credential so that I will be able to be the change and inspire the younger generation. In between studying I am always open to volunteer opportunities with local environmental and community organisations to be with the people.
Peace xo Trish AKA poppypeach