Hi I’m Abi,

I’m so glad you are here.
If you’ve ever struggled to create, there is gentle hope for you here.
If you’ve ever lacked inspiration or time to create, this space is for you.
I know what it is to need to be creative but be overwhelmed with where to start.
It is possible to create again, stay awhile and I hope you’ll trust me to show you how.

I write to encourage others to be creative, especially if that’s something that has been stunted for a while. I believe that it is good for the mind and soul to create and when we are prevented from expressing our God designed creativity it can be damaging for us. I hope to help others be creative again.

You can see a range of the project tutorials on the site here.
I’m working on new soulful creative projects, learn more here.
Read about DREAM magazine here.

Need design or social media help? I can do that. Read more here.

Want to get creative in your busy day but don’t know where to start?

“Six ways to discover your creativity” is a booklet written and designed for you, get your copy and bonus maker’s manifesto printables.


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More about Abi.

I love that in running this website I get to combine design and my first love of writing. My guilty secret passion is magazines, ever since I first created them for friends when I was eight and then on the youth group photocopier. This website is a continuation of those first issues of the ‘Sunvale Sunshines’ that I made with stapled paper sheets and came with their own free wordsearches! This is the latest version of that early edition!

I live on the edge of the Cotswolds, close to Oxford in the UK with my husband and three children. I studied English and Publishing at university, ran a design agency with my husband, ran creative workshops for a while and am now writing and designing here to encourage others to create. I know the power of creativity, how it can help with mental health, and how it connects us to who we really are.

Whilst at university I met my now husband. We have lived in the Oxfordshire area for 15 years and Devon for 2 and are bringing up three children in Oxfordshire on the edge of the stunning Cotswolds. I love to be near to the countryside and like to surround myself with modern country style interiors. I love to create items with meaning for my home – wherever that is. We’ve lived in six homes, some we’ve owned, some we rented.

What about you?

Enough about me, I’d love to know more about you. I always love to get mail, so drop me an email and tell me about yourself, what brings you here? What are you making right now and what do you struggle with creatively?

Creatively yours,

Abi x


I am a member of hope*writers. If you are a writer, then this has to be the most friendly community! There are loads of resources on getting published, this online writing life and more on their website and the community is a supportive group of writers and authors that get it!





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6 ways to discover your creativity


6 ways to discover your creativity e-mag & bonus printable manifestos.

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