About I can do that!
I write about craft and D.I.Y. because it’s what I love to do. Creating, designing, organising – these things all inspire me. I love the energy that comes with dreaming up a new idea or project. I love that I can look at something and think: I can do that! Doing what I love brings me joy, and joy should be shared!
I truly believe that creativity is part of everyone. Maybe craft isn’t your thing, but you love to cook, or perform, or garden, or write. Whatever your outlet is, do it! Revel in the feeling of doing what you love. Luxuriate in it. Treasure it.
Change the world by doing what you love. When you are happy, you make others’ lives happy. Live your life full of joy, and love yourself, and be kind, and generous, and thankful, and you will make a difference. Let yourself be inspired, and you will inspire others.
And what about when it all seems too hard? Don’t despair. Look yourself straight in the eye and say: Buck up, Buttercup. I can do that!
My name is Tamara, and I am a dedicated optimist, a feminist, an equality-ist, a do-what-you-love-and-be-proud-of-it-ist. I studied law et française at university and have lived all over the world. I now live in Melbourne, Australia with my partner Mario, our cat Lara. Our home is always cluttered with my latest project, but Mario never complains. He’s pretty great.
We live right next door to my parents and sister, which is why you will frequently see references in my posts to me visiting (and/or stealing from) them.
When I’m not working or despoiling our house with some new harebrained project (which never seems to be confined to one room), I love to read, dance and sleep. Not in that order though. Sleep comes first.
So that’s about it, for me. I hope you enjoy my blog and subscribe, so I will love you the most. If you have any ideas/suggestions/comments, please feel free to leave them below. But only nice ones. People who know me will tell you that criticism isn’t my thing.
Have a wonderful day, et à bientôt!
P.S. I’ve been working on putting together a map of all my favorite craft and D.I.Y. places around Melbourne… More to come!
Red pins represent craft stores of various descriptions, blue pins are DIY and utility stores (like my beloved Bunnings), and green pins are markets, bazaars, and other awesome-type gatherings of crafty people.