Hi there, I'm Natalie

mama, author & creative maker

I'm a mama of 3 children and creative maker of all things magical, living in the beautiful hinterland on the east coast of Australia.

My ebook Magical Birthdays for Children: A guide to creating wholehearted & mindful celebrations has offered inspiration & creativity to thousands of parents around the world.

My interest in hand stitching started when I was a child - inspired by my mum and both my grandmothers who sewed....and I have been hand sewing little treasures of all kinds ever since!

I believe that prioritising our creativity is essential to our wellbeing & living a full & beautiful life....It's so easy for us to get caught up in the monotony of everyday (especially when we're in the season of motherhood) but I'm here to help you make time to nourish your soul with some creative making!

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creating with our hands

creates connection : delights our spirit : soothes our soul
you'll love it here if...
  • You want to learn to sew and make beautiful handmade items for your children (and yourself!)
  • You'd like to bring more ritual & beauty into your home life
  • You'd love to learn to connect to yourself  & your soul on a deeper level
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I believe the most powerful thing you can do as a mother is to know yourself deeply. To trust what you feel in your heart. To believe in yourself.

a few things about me...
  • In my free moments you'll find me diving deeper into Astrology, Human Design & the Gene Keys. I'm Sagittarius with an Aeries Moon & Capricorn Ascendent. In Human Design I'm a 6/2 Sacral Manifesting Generator.  Human Design has helped me to trust myself in a way I never did before.
  • Children bring my spirit to life. I've been around little children my whole life and if I'm honest it's where I feel most myself. Little children are so open to wonder and magic, rules don't exist, spelling doesn't matter and time is plentiful (at least this is how I believe it should be!)
  • Before children I managed a busy team (of amazing women) in funds management. Frequent travel to Asia & Europe running the company's board meetings offered me incredible perspective. I realised that working my way to the top of a corporate was NOT what I wanted to do with my life.
  • I love slow days pottering around home - making delicious meals for my family, keeping my herbs & flowers alive and getting lost in my creative workshop making! I also love op shopping, meeting friends for cake & exploring new fabric shops!
  • One of my favourite quotes - “Do you pay regular visits to yourself? Start now.” Rumi
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