Tell us about you?
Little Miss Scout….mother of two/wife to one/blogger/crafter/stylist/treasure hunter…
How did Little Miss Scout come about?
I grew up with a very creative mother who could paint/crochet/sew/knit/embroider/you name it..and had her own little shop at one stage.
She tried to pass her skills on to me, but I wasn’t the most patient person to teach, and as my sister picked things up quickly, I then went off in a different direction which was writing stories, and drama.
It wasn’t until I had my first child (now 15) that I started making things like cards and selling them, then moved onto “Nobbies” (what we called our sock monkeys) with a friend. This has moved on to art, plates, and a new business called Borrowed where I get to style, and use all my treasures I have collected over the years…and there’s a few of them…I have a fetish for treasure hunting…one of my most favourite past times.
What is the best thing you have done as Little Miss Scout?
Best thing I have probably done in terms of Little Miss Scout was starting a blog four years ago. I got to use the photos I took, show them off, as well as write, and set myself different challenges which I blogged about….such as being alcohol free for a year (no mean feat), cooking every recipe in a cookbook for a year, swimming in the sea every day of daylight saving, running a half marathon etc…
One of the main reasons for the blog (apart from using my creative side) is leaving something behind for my children, friends and family when I leave this world.
What’s next for Little Miss Scout?
I am not really sure what is next for Little Miss Scout…it’s kind of a flexible thing, I don’t like to be locked into making the same things over and over, so it’s making the long list of things I have wanted to do for a while, and hopefully others will find them cool too and buy. Spreading a bit of happiness in my own way.
Also most exciting for me is setting up an instagram account for Little Miss Scout so I can instantly post photos without adding a story with it…it’s also a great way to keep up with other creatives all around the world and being inspired daily…
Best organising tip?
Best organising tip would be to write lists. I am a great fan of writing lists as a reminder of what you have to do/want to achieve each month/week/day but I find it also gets the chaotic mess out of your head so there is room for creative thoughts.
I have a notebook where I write around 10-15 things I want to achieve each month, I then write a weekly list, and a daily list…at the end of each day/week/ there should hopefully be a lot of ticks.
I also recommend reading Your Best Year Yet by Jinny Ditzler…. if you are one for setting yearly goals, or want to know which direction to go in…it’s fantastic!
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