ABOUT THE BLOG: Heather’s Handmade Life is a blog about making a cozy, creative home life, finding happiness where you are, and choosing every day to do things that make your life more satisfying.
HEATHER LAURA CLARKE’S BIO (SHORT): Heather Laura Clarke is an award-winning journalist, columnist, and blogger in Truro, Nova Scotia. She writes about her family, her work-at-home career, and all things creative at HeathersHandmadeLife.com.
HEATHER LAURA CLARKE’S BIO (LONG): Heather Laura Clarke of Heather’s Handmade Life is an award-winning journalist, columnist, and blogger. She grew up in Halifax and moved to Truro with her husband, son, and daughter to channel her inner Laura Ingalls Wilder. She writes for publications across North America, and is best known for her popular DIY home decor column in The Chronicle Herald. As a blogger, Heather works with top brands to encourage people to paint, build, sew and create their very own handmade life.
NOTABLE SPEAKING GIGS & APPEARANCES:
Eyes for the Job episode (Season 4 “Heather Clarke’s Kitchen”)
Eyes for the Job episode (Season 3 “Reclaim to Fame”)
Eyes for the Job episode (Season 2 “Reduce, Reuse, Re-LOVE”)
Futureworx social media training classes (Truro NS)
Local Love Truro’s #TruroFamous 2020 Christmas party
BlogJam 2017 (Prince George Hotel, Halifax NS)
BlogJam2016 (Pier 21, Halifax NS)
The 2015 Canadian Association of Journalists annual conference (Atlantic Hotel, Halifax NS)
Fall Ideal Home Show 2016 (Halifax Exhibition Centre, Halifax NS)
Fall Ideal Home Show 2015 (Halifax Exhibition Centre, Halifax NS)
Various schools across Nova Scotia
My own kitchen, likely to children who aren’t listening
Blogging 101, Balancing your blog, Creavitivty for bloggers
Creative communication in young children (basic ASL + storytelling skills)
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.)