Outside the Crinkle

This is where I share my exploring and creating. The stuff I do for fun. The places I’m lucky enough to visit. My creations and artistic journey.

creative living

Creativity, the word that can define your way of living or be an elusive state. But this definition shouldn’t be decided by anyone but you. Ask yourself what, how, why.…

take the crazy out of christmas

As we creep ever closer to “that” time of year we all have different feelings. Christmas can either bring joy and giggles and a growing sense of child-like excitement, or…

slow but steady finishes the quilt

  The new grown up quilt for my daughter project is going slowly. My excuse? I have another big project on the go. It’s very exciting and I’ll let you…

growing up

My favourite person, my partner in crime, my travel buddy. The only one who can make my heart leap and break in the same moment is growing up. Actually, almost…

down and out

  George Orwell – amazing!  And I’ve only read two of his books so far.  My first delve into Orwell was Animal Farm – loved it. Now I’ve read Down and Out…

exploring in your own backyard

A promise made, a personal contract to live a life of exploration and creativity. No sitting around and letting life go by. The image of visiting new and exciting places…

the mystery of murakami

  For years fellow book lovers have recommended that I read a Haruki Murakami novel. I’ve always meant to pick one up, but then I would read reviews that advised…

the joy of the fabric stash

I love book stashes.  I buy way too many books, but the feeling of being able to go to my bookshelf and pick something from an ever growing pile makes…

whodunits, satire, and the end of the world

Reading for pleasure is usually one of the first indulgences I let go when I’m busy. But I’ve recently rediscovered just how much delight I get from reading. So in…

golden treasures

From the little white flower forms a bud so tiny and plain it is clear that nothing can come of it. The delicate flower was clearly the crowning glory of…