Thanks for stopping by my corner of the blog-o-sphere. I began blogging in 2010 whilst completing 100 creative challenges with a friend. Then I discovered how much fun the blogging world is and how much inspiration there is to be found.

I Love – Jesus, My Hubby (The Atlas) my boys (Flip) and (Bounce), Craft, Sewing, Buttons, Fabric, Clothes, People, Baking, Green and Blacks Fair Trade Chocolate, Talking, Performing, Op-shopping, Long conversations…..

I Collect – buttons, people, Christchurch bloggers, words – good ones

I Hope to be – inspiring, encouraging, kind, creative, entertaining and generous

I Am Not – sporty, tidy, or techy

I Blog about – being a mother, creating stuff, clothes, my faith, and other random stuff that passes through my head

I Can be contacted – makeitgiveit(at)gmail(dot)com



17 responses

  1. Debbie Apostolides | Reply

    Hi Miriam,

    Lovely idea – sounds really fun adn so inspiring – have you made the bag, the mat and the birds since Jan 1st? Amazing. I was going to post you some Cath Kidston fabric from UK, but it sounds as though you have it in NZ anyway? I can’t wait to follow you on your special journey. Well done! Happy new year!

    1. Hi Debbie – you are my furthest away viewer! Thanks. WOuld LOVE some CK fabric! Delish xxxx

  2. Here’s another quote for you:

    “Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, or better.”

    –John Updike

  3. Well I usually think my improvements make things better but I have to confess sometimes the deviations are about doing things easier, or faster. Perhaps I could describe myself as a ‘slap-dash creative’ type. Myabe I need to think about creator definitions – we could have some fun with that!

  4. You make me tied just reading it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My little spunk, you yet again amaze me with your incredible talent. Im truely inspired but not stupid!!!!!! i will endeavour to do 1 creative thing a week. Baby steps as they say.

    Love ya long time

  5. You are fully capable of everything you put your heart and mind into. You are someone to aspire to my lovely! I will look forward to hearing what you are up to. Just now it’s all about 2 little men who will be using up every spare inch of energy! x

  6. Thanks for you very lovely comment on my blog! Yes, that mother of mine is a wonderful lady! Looks like you are having a wonderfully busy year full of lovely creating… I look forward to reading more!

  7. yay another south island blogger!!!
    just found your blog off KMB. Gorgeous pics of lake Tekapo wow!

  8. I am loving your blog and must admit to being very inspired by it. so much so that I have set up a blog and am challenging myself to be creative. I am really enjoying following your progress. Good luck with it all πŸ™‚

  9. Hey – great to ‘meet’ you, thanks for stopping by! You have a gorgeous little family! πŸ™‚

  10. I love that quote !! thanks for coming by the third and chch is only five hours drive away πŸ™‚ best le xox

  11. What a lovely idea! Glad I found your blog via the kids clothes week challenge, am off to look through all your past blog posts now!

  12. Hi Miriam, Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog – I have read a few of your posts too. You are a very talented and generous lady, – and I will definately have to try out your coasters project in the future!


  13. Love your blog πŸ™‚

  14. Hi Miriam thank you for stopping by my blog and offering to ask your Mum about the magazine. If she is finished with it and happy to part with it I would be most grateful. I am of course happy to pay for the mag and the postage. It was a case of missing it at the time. I think I was so busy doing other things it just passed me by. I tried emailling but could not find an email link. Thanks again and I look forward to hearing from you. Also if your Mum does wish to hold onto her copy I completely understand πŸ™‚ Thank you and best wishes
    Lyndy aka Stitchbird

  15. Your blog is my regular daily or every couple of days! Its inspiring, uplifting, encouraging and makes me feel good!! (even though my kids are 14, 17 and I have one about to be married (in 26 days!!) 20 year old daughter! …. dont stop writing your blog – and dont stop creating!

  16. Hey Miriam
    Just wanted to let you know that I’ve started blogging. Come on over for a visit.

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