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sip your tea slowly & mindfully

free hand stitching course

What will you make today?

Experience the heart-ful joy of making something special & meaningful with your hands

  • Learn to cut through the noise & hear your own internal creative voice. My creative courses are a guide to listening to your inner whisper...

  • Discover a new way to add intentional mindful moments to your days, with simple yet practical conversations

  • Traditional crafts shared in a modern, down-to-Earth way. Learn with step-by-step videos and tutorials, filmed as if you're right there beside me

love notes from my students

“Taking time to slow down and create seems so counter intuitive to our cultural addiction to busyness. Working with this course has allowed me time to do this, and to rediscover the connection between slow living, creativity and gratitude that is truly nourishing in every way.”


“I look back on the workshop I did with you, and it is really the best one I have been to.”


“What I love about the course is that it is teaching me so many techniques that I will have for a lifetime! So if I don't create all the things Ive been planning now, I can do them in a month or a year. I feel like ' The Creative Year' could have a subtitle - 'Providing you with crafty skills to last a lifetime' or something along those lines!! I love that the course allows me to go at my own pace, there's no pressure from Ellie that's for sure. Ellie seeks feedback from students on ways to improve elements of the course which is great, everyone is learning! ”


“During this course a complete shift has happened for me. My time is still just as limited, but I view the time I spend making as meditative, as a form of self-care. I live in the abundance of what is around me, the knowledge that has been shared with me, the connections that are being made, are all extraordinary gifts that I profoundly treasure. I have a deep gratitude for Ellie’s wealth of knowledge, her meaningful and thought provoking conversations, and her willingness to grant us access to a bit of her heart.”


“ A very generous teacher in the knowledge she is giving, for a very very reasonable cost. This course is changing the way I think about carving out time for creative crafts and allowing me to explore them in a more slow, mindful and sustainable way.”


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create, connect & make something beautiful


  • How do I view your courses?

    All my courses are housed on this site, my teaching school, Thinkific. You just need an internet connection and device to watch the videos. You can watch the courses on your desktop or device - and the website is formatted for different sized screens. I live in the 'country' and have quite slow internet and it works perfectly for me.

  • How long do I have to watch your courses

    Forever is a long time, but that's what I'm giving you. You have lifetime access to all my courses, basically as long as the internet exists you can keep viewing all my videos. Also - when I add extra content to my courses, you automatically get that too!

  • What if I don't like your teaching style ?

    I suggest, if you're not familiar with my style of teaching, to watch my free online course first - Slow Stitching. You can hear my voice and watch the way that I film my videos. This will give you an idea of what my courses are like. There is no background music, 'perfect' editing, or any of those tricky image overlay-things. My videos are filmed in a natural way, as if you're sitting beside me in my studio.

  • What if I don't like the course?

    My main hope is that you'll love my courses. I share what I know in a warm, open way - giving as much as I can for each course. If for some reason you don't love it, please send me a message and I'll give you a refund on your course. {In over 4 years of sharing these courses I've had one person want a refund - just to let you know how much people do love my courses.}

  • How do I pay?

    You can pay via PayPal or Stripe - which connects directly to your credit card, just like any other online payment system it's completely encrypted so I can't see, view or access your card details.

  • What currency are your courses listed in?

    I list all my courses in Australian dollars $AU, as that is where I live and what currency I work in. You can use an online converter to check in your currency, but do keep in mind that all sites slightly differ in their conversion rates. I use

Hi, I'm Ellie. A maker, author & creative educator

I'm on a journey of learning, exploring and discovering. Mostly I'm guided by my curiosity and follow along the beautiful process of simply creating.

My craft and art is about of slowing down, reconnecting with self, and using the techniques of making to bring mindfulness to my days. I wrote a book about it called 'Mindful Thoughts for Makers'. And I teach workshops, and these online courses, as a way to reinvigorate traditional crafts in this noisy busy world. As a reminder to breathe, sip our tea and slow down a little. And make something special too.

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