Hello! I’m Nim.
I’m a mother of two, no, wait, three little boys; a compulsive maker-of-stuff, a word nerd; an aspirant to Jill-of-all-Crafts status; and possibly a Luddite at heart. Making things makes me happy. As does living simply. We’ve recently stepped out of the rat race and are making small forays into self sufficiency, so I’m exploring getting back to basics and enjoying having less.
I’ve been pottering around in the arts and crafts world for 15 years or so, doing everything from works on paper, silk, and ceramics, to fibre arts, clothing, and toys, as the mood takes me. I’ve studied here and there, worked in the textiles industry for 10 years, and later as a freelance artist.
Currently I am immersed in parenting and the only things that get made with any regularity are meals and messes, but the creative urge is irrepressible, and I’m continually amazed at what can be achieved in stolen moments!
This blog is my attempt to make something cohesive out of chaos, and maybe pass on what I learn along the way.
We are currently on a madcap journey travelling around Europe and the UK for a year. With three young kids. On a shoestring. In a camper van. To read more about our adventures and misadventures, see here.