Welcome to the Makerie! I’m so glad you’re here!
I can say this journey began in pre-school where we were given endless opportunities to explore our creativity. Every child was an artist and I fell in love with making things by hand. Even now, when I sit by a cozy fire with a pair of knitting needles or illustrate a tiny lunch note for my two small children, I enter another world. A place where all is calm, the ‘to do’ lists and worries melt away, and I feel peaceful. Using my hands to make something reminds me to slow down and brings me back to the simple life I love. A professional artist I am not, nor am I a majorly skilled crafter or design degree holder, but am simply someone who has a deep love for all things creative. The heart of the Makerie is to honor the creative spirit in all of us. When creativity becomes part of your life, you look at the world in new ways, you become more playful, and the possibilities seem endless. For me, I have always been a dreamer and hold the utmost admiration for people who follow their dreams. I’m learning that anything is possible if you follow your heart. There is always a way. Creating the Makerie is a dream come true for me and if I can, in any way, inspire you to go after your dreams too, then this is what the Makerie is all about.