I grew up in a family full of creative people. I was allowed to try my hand at making most anything I wanted to try making, even if it meant using up my mother’s precious embroidery thread stash that she’d so carefully colour coded on friendship bracelets. My grandmother taught me the basics of sewing and quilting, my parents passed down their drawing and painting skills to me, and my sister and I would bounce very important ideas and business plans off each other constantly. We were very ambitious 7 and 9 year olds. We made multitudes of crafts, from Christmas ornaments and necklaces, to bean bags and oil paint-by numbers. We sold things at church craft fairs and to neighbourhood kids and their parents. Our family members could always plan on receiving at least one home-made Christmas present each year.
While we were mostly looking to make some pocket money at that time, the feeling of creating and sharing has never left me. I am a fulltime professional singer, every time I stand on that stage or record a song I am creating and sharing. I also plan and lead educational events based on creating music and creative confidence and then sharing it with others. Although the avenue for sharing is new, the concept of the Twinkling Traveller box is not. I want to create and I want to share. I want to bring joy and inspiration and fun! Here we go!!