I’m Heather Laura Clarke. I’m a writer living in beautiful Nova Scotia, I have a 12-year-old son and a 10-year-old daughter, I married my high school sweetheart, and this is the story of my handmade life.
I have depression and anxiety, and I fight like hell every day to keep them from taking over my life. Creating things helps.
Whether I’m writing novels, decorating a room, busting out my power tools to build furniture, getting muddy in the pottery studio, sewing clothes, or cross-stitching a swear word, I’m all about using my creativity to craft a life I love.
I’ve been writing this blog since 2009, so if you dig deep into the archives, you’ll meet a bright-eyed 25-year-old newlywed who was basically obsessed with having kids, buying a cozy house, and supporting herself full-time with her writing. (Spoiler alert: she got exactly what she wanted.)
you inspired me to go back and pull up 10 years of David’s costumes on instagram stories. I love your little gnome! the battle in our home is homemade vs. store-bought and since I can’t sew, the homemade is always a little sketchy…
The gnome was cute in theory but definitely one of the crappier costumes, ha! I was pregnant and exhausted and we’d moved into our house 10 days before Halloween. It was alllllll about “easy” that year. 😉