When I started sewing a few years ago, my first online-inspiration was the lovely Pip from Meet Me at Mikes.
Once online, it didn't take me long to find Kathreen from WhipUp.
Kathreen's extraordinary support and encouragement of other crafters, her own awesome projects and ideas, and her love of this crafting world have been such an inspiration. Kathreen really seemed to live her loves of crafting, creating, community and family - and was so incredibly generous in sharing her journey and ideas.
Since January this year, I have loved following along via her blog and instagram, as she and her family travelled around Australia. An amazing journey full of family time, wonderful experiences, creating and sharing.
Along with so many others in this crafty-community, I have been terribly saddened by the news this week of Kathreen's and her husband Rob's tragic accident off the coast of Western Australia. While their beautiful children, aged only 10 and 13 were on the beach. My heart just breaks. I cannot comprehend or imagine the feelings of these two gorgeous, much loved children, who must now live their lives without their parents in this world.
Kathreen's dear friends - with the blessing of her and Rob's families - have set up a trust for their precious children. Please click through to the post on Kathreen's WhipUp site for the details, and consider giving if you can.