The creativity gene

  This is a typical scene. My daughter and stepson sitting at a crowded table covered in art and craft supplies; creating. In fact, my daughter is never happier then when she is ‘cuttin’ and gluin”. It led me to … Continue reading

New year ~ new beginnings ~ new challenges

During 2015 I didn’t exactly have a year off making things. I rediscovered my love of drawing, painting, typography and a new craft – papercutting. More on papercutting in the next few weeks, but for now I’d like to share … Continue reading

The difficult first post…

So this blog is exactly what it says on the tin. My name is Holly and I am a frustrated creative.

My background is design – I have a degree in product design but I have never worked as a designer.

Instead I have ended up working in publishing (long story I may tell you one day).

“But that’s artsy, that’s a creative environment!” I hear you cry. Alas – I am a supply chain specialist and have been working in supply chain and operations for the past ten years.

Don’t get me wrong – I really love it – it’s problem solving, but if i had a choice I would rather be making stuff – and who wouldn’t!

So in order to alleviate my frustrations I make, bake, craft and create in pretty much every spare waking minute.

My favourite things to make and do include, baking, crochet, sewing, dressmaking, DIY, woodwork, gardening, painting, drawing and generally making things aesthetically pleasing.

I’ve always got something on the go and more often than not I have several things on the go at once (much to my husband’s frustration when he can’t get to the kitchen table).

Over the years I have drawn inspiration from many different people, especially those blogging on the web and so I have started my own blog to try to give something back.

I hope to include some simple tutorials so that you too can make the stuff I like to make (if you are that way inclined)!

Please do contact me if you have ideas of something you would like a tutorial on and don’t be scared to pin, Facebook, tweet or share me in any way you like.

Let’s do this thing!

Hol