Monday, January 28, 2013

nic creates... a little about myself.

I thought it's well overdue that I introduce myself.

Who am I?
Hi.  My name is Nicky (nic for short).

I am mum to 3 gorgeous kids and wife to 1 sweet husband.  We live on the Far North Coast of NSW and I love to make stuff.

I grew up locally with fond memories of watching my mum at the sewing machine and my nan doing embroidery at night.  Most of the clothes my sister and I wore were made by mum.  

Over the years I have enjoyed a few different creative endeavours... sewing, card making, mosaics, screen-printing, crochet, painting, sketching, scrapbooking, mixed media, decorating cakes...

Ultimately I love making stuff with my hands.  Handmade to me speaks of time, effort and love.

What's in a name?
Why 'nic creates'?

Well it's probably quite obvious but basically, a few years ago my creative friends were starting blogs to share their crafty projects with the world so I thought why not - I'd give it a go.  I signed up for a blog but had to think of a name.  ???  Mind blank.  What would I call it?  Nothing outstandingly clever came to mind so I thought maybe the name should describe what I do?

So what do I do?   I make stuff.

and hence nic creates came to be.

Then What??
Through the encouragement of family and friends I started to sell my creations, jumped on facebook and then moved on to stalls at a few local markets.  I'm a SAHM and usually work around my family commitments and get stuck into creating while the kids are tucked into bed at night.

I've been fortunate to be published a few times in the 'Scrapbooking Memories' magazine and have been on a couple of design teams over the years.  I am currently on the lovely Chelley Bean Designs creative team.

What's next??
There is one main area I want to focus on this year both in life and in business...

I really want to live a generous life and encourage others.  So you will see a bunch of new tutorials and step-by-steps.

There are some business-y things I will be working on this year:
  • Keeping in contact with all you lovely people.
    • committing to regular posts (I was a bit slack in this department last year - sorry).
  • Online presence.
    •  looking into website design and shop options.
  • Organising my space     
    •  I am getting my own creative area... YAY!!! 
    •  review of product lines

Well that's a little bit about me, I hope you can join me on this creative journey. 

 Leave a comment and let me know what kind of tutorials would you like to see??  Maybe cards? Kids crafts? Home projects? Anything?

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