About Maddy

Hello! I’m Maddy, a 29 year old Melbourne gal rocking the suburbs with my man and 2 pooches; oven mitt in one hand, camera in the other.

I grew up in a very creative family and as a kid I spent hours making toys and using my imagination to entertain myself. For most of my 20’s however, that desire to be creative lay dormant due to apartment living, travelling and, well, just having a different life focus. Then in early 2011 I met Mr Wonderful (aka Dave) and we moved into a little old house with lots of character, decorating potential and, most importantly, space. One evening not long after the move I was reading a Design*Sponge DIY post and thought I could do that… ! And then overnight what must have been a suppressed need to create came flowing out of me and has showed no sign of slowing down. I’ve always loved cooking but now I love taking photos, I love decorating the house and I love crafting and DIY projects.

In the space of a few months I became a hoarder of craft supplies, a DIY and design blog addict and a second-hand shopper with a very keen eye for a bargain. I also love to write so creating this blog was the perfect combination of all those things. What I find most rewarding is seeing something I imagined come to life. Picking up new skills, making something or capturing something beautiful or interesting on camera gives me an enormous sense of satisfaction.

Thanks for visiting! I hope you enjoy what maddy did next.


  1. Kevin Penwarden says:

    Good morning Maddy from Kevin Penwarden in South Africa, we haven’t met (yet)but we will in Singapore in October. Congratulations to you and Dave on your engagament. Thanks also for such an interesting web site which I have been trawling through. Best wishes KP

    • Hi Kevin,

      Thank you for your message and your email to ‘Davy’. We are really excited about the engagement! I’m looking forward to meeting you in Singapore and I’m glad you’re enjoying the blog.

      Take care and see you in October,



  1. […] a very special announcement. My birthday was last Saturday and Dave (aka Mr Wonderful) gave me the best birthday present in the history of birthday presents – he asked me to marry […]

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