rachael: I am the Australian Correspondent with MHC – it feels like such a grownup title, like I am working on the “New York Times!” Although I can’t imagine that the “New York Times” would have as many interesting articles as we do…
I focus on writing stories that highlight the talents of crafty types that live in the Australia and New Zealand region, and hopefully other parts of the Asia Pacific region. I hope that readers enjoy the opportunity to meet these people and to learn a little more about craft across the globe. I have already been so lucky in being able to interview some of my crafting heroes and plan to chat with as many as I can! I also enjoy being involved in the crafting community in a different way during this period of my life when I am unable to be tied to the sewing machine.
mhc: What is your favorite section of MHC?
rachael: I love reading recipe ideas in the Taste section, as I am a bit of a foodie. I wish my passion for food (and especially for eating) was shared by our 5 year old – she would happily live on cheese and crackers, and cherry tomatoes! I also enjoy the Dwell and, of course, the Create sections as they are always full of inspiration and ideas for keeping me and the little ones entertained. And of course I love reading the interviews with the oh so clever people that MHC chooses to write about.
mhc: What is your favorite season, and why?
rachael: I love spring. I love it because it is the promise of things to come - of holidays, warm weather, Christmas and great summer fruits. Before I moved south, I most enjoyed the late spring days before the humidity of summer gets too much. Now that I am in a colder climate, I think the height of summer will be my new favourite! I love sewing little skirts for Stella, and appliquéd tee-shirts are a great summer look for Louis. However, autumn and winter are great seasons for warm snuggly fashions. Perhaps I should have just answered that I love all the seasons?
rachael: In Australia we have the most amazing little lollies (our name for candy) called ‘Fruit Tingles.’ They are, as the name suggests, fruit flavoured, and they tingle and fizz when you eat them!