Hi there! So you would like to know a little about nooshka? Well my name is Casey and I am 26 years old.I was born and raised in New Zealand and I am a mother to my darling little girl Sofia Rose, who is nearing school age,scary!
I have a loving and supportive partner, we live in a half renovated house in a beautiful place called Tamborine mountain.Tamborine mountain is a volcanic plateau on the eastern side of Australia.Surrounded by rainforrest,views,wildlife,cafes and crafts it is the perfect place for our little family and the most inspiring and relaxing place I have ever lived.
I work part time in a sewing shop on the gold coast. Two days a week I sell machines and on Thursdays I teach "know your sewing machine,over locker and embroidery machine" lessons.
I started to sew not long after Sofia was born, so about four years ago.My first two projects where failures, so I paid for a few lessons with a sewing group.They didn't go so well. I had so many questions to ask that it became embarrassing. I almost felt like I was interrupting my teachers social time with her sewing friends.So after three lessons I left feeling disheartened with my woeful bag and half finished top.I decided not to give up and started studying up books on sewing techniques..I found the old books in the library to be the best.I began sewing dresses for Sofia to improve my skills. The first thing I made her was an apron with a waterproof covering. I thought it was pretty cool, but as soon as I put it on her she cried until I took it off.
I continued sewing smaller things for around the house until I answered an ad in the paper for a lady that needed some help with her own at home sewing business. I went around to her house for the interview and she told me that I would be appliqueing names and pictures onto towels and pillow cases. Applique...what is applique?? She gave me a quick demo and then put me on a trial run to see how I would go.Soon I was turning out appliques of unicorns and spaceships.Although the pay was next to nothing the experience was worth it and I'm so glad I did it because now applique is my most favorite form of sewing.
I love sewing, it is my passion and whenever I speak to any one that thinks they might be interested in sewing I always say " sewing was the best decision I have ever made, I could never live without it. It is my meditation and has brought me so much joy" Just give it a go, you never know what it could bring you.For me it has brought - freindship, pride, responsibility, purpose and more happiness then I could ever have imagined.