Hi, I’m Corrie and live in Sydney, Australia with my gorgeous husband and 5 beautiful children under the age of 8. Yes, that’s right. I have 5 under 8. A 7 year old, 5 year old twins, a 3 year old and a 1 year old. They keep me on my toes. When I’m not cooking, cleaning, changing nappies or playing with them then I’m crafting. I sew, quilt, knit, crochet, stitch and love a spot of baking and shopping too.
I’m a qualified accountant by trade and worked in investment banking here in Sydney as well as London. I married an accountant but after almost 10 years in the city I knew that I didn’t want the long hours and was desperate to start our family. So I left work and fell pregnant the next month. Life is pretty crazy here. There are so many loads of laundry to do I might as well just camp out in there, I am like a canteen lady at my kitchen counter making up bottles and filling tummies. And there is the never ending picking up and tidying up after them too. But you know, I wouldn’t have it any other way. My place is definitely at home and I’m loving it.
I started blogging when I was overdue with my first baby, waaaaaay back in 2006. I wanted a way to share my knitting projects and a bit of family life since I was going to be at home with a new baby. I didn’t have any mummy friends around me and I figured I could meet a few online. I’ve learnt a lot about blogging along the way and now earn an income that has made a real difference in our household. And I pinch myself because I get to stay at home raising my beautiful (and big) family at the same time. I love to share our family life and all of my craft and baking projects with you all.