However, some things have remained static such as my love for crochet, knitting and weaving. I enjoy working with as many up cycled and natural elements as possible, such as yarn from old jumpers and branches from my local bushland.
The beginning of my journey into artisan crafts began from the age of seven, when my nan taught me to crochet and knit. I knew in my little heart way back then, that these would remain as a focal point throughout my life.
My interest in up cycling began quite a while ago when I was living in Mataranka, Darwin. Due to resources for arty things being quite scarce as I was a couple of hours from civilisation, I had to be quite flexible with what I could use for my artistic outlet. I began making dreamcatchers from the locking rings on olive oil tubs, naturally shed feathers and tropical vines. I wish I had photos of these wares as they truly were beautiful. I also collected bottles from the pub next to the cafe where I worked and wrapped them in dried vines with hot glue. Both of these items I stocked in a small tourist gift shop in Mataranka and I did quite well for a small outback town of 100 people.
Unfortunately, I followed the city headlights after returning to NSW and began to lose my self into consumerism. Fortunately for me, I had one of those grand ephiphanies that most of us do over our life and realised I had to get back to the basics.
So, here I am with my zest for life in my little corner of the world at Boho Things. I hope you will come to enjoy my creations as much as I do as I slowly upload them to Instagram and to my website, www.bohothings.com