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.
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.
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?