Heralding from a long line of creative *Bricoleurs*, it was only natural to carry on the quirky family traditions of breathing new life into unusual treasures to make contemporary and wearable curios.
In particular my seamstress Nana fueled her curiosity for pre-loved transformations by her volunteer work in the most marvelous charity shop in the 60s. Spending time with her during this period I inherited her passion for finding wonderful pieces of vintage couture as well as anything else that held a curious nostalgic feel.
This trend has now become de’ riguer and like many crafters worldwide my mantra continues to be based on the three mantric R’s: recycling, repurposing and responsibility
*Bricoluer:* "One who makes creative and resourceful use of whatever materials are at hand - regardless of it's original purpose"
my community spirit.....
A sense of community and the opportunity to share this crafty world of ours with like-minded, creative souls came about in 2008 with the formation of the Brisbane based Etsy Street Team - BrisStyle. Now a not for profit incorporated collective with nearly 300 members, it is an honour and a pleasure to be involved with and serve so many passionate and inspirational women.
my charitable spirit.....
Along with serving the community also comes the responsibility to give back to various social and environmental charities. So please take heart that through supporting the Ruby's you are also giving back to various charities both local and global.