Put a face to the name, meet the Mean Mothers Creations Team.
Helen Davie - Co Owner -
I am married with 3 adult children, I have been in various management roles during my career. I have always been a natural at crafts and sewing.
I was taught how to knit at the age of 6, I began cross stitch, macrame, tapestry, embroidery by the age of 10, I was creating my own clothes as a teen, the only lessons I had was year 8 at High School, My Grandmother was so skillful, she looked at a dress in the shop window, came home and made it.
Crafting has been an important part of my life, no matter my age. It is my Zen, no matter the craft, the love of creating.
Mean Mothers Creations was born 3 years ago when my daughter was in hospital for several months, she taught herself how to crochet, this is when we discovered there was a huge gap in the Australian Yarn Market. We intend on closing that gap, which brings us to today.
Heather Connolly (aka Chook) - Co Owner -
So who's Heather you ask?
Well, when I have the time I'm a creative type. I love crocheting, photography, card making, wood crafts, anything fun & creative really. I work part-time, volunteer with the NSW RFS, which is a big passion & my other passion is motorsport, which I volunteer in Fire & Rescue, around the country. I'm so happy to be part of the Mean Mothers Creations team & really enjoybeing able to help bring fantastic craft products at exceptional prices.
Victoria Perry - Website Designer Volunteer -
I am the daughter of Helen Davie, I am currently back home, due to a work related injury unfortunately, I am unable to work, so to give me something to do and take my mind off the situation, I help design MMC website and fix any issues with the site.
I love animals, nature, crocheting, yarn, photography, reading true stories, watching my weekly TV shows and movies.
I also love giving your yarn a hug when we receive your orders, sometimes you are lucky to even get your order LOL. But I send it on it's way with the yarn filled with love from MMC.
If you see me around, say HI, I don't bite.
Fiona Sherwen - Newsletter Creator & Mod/Admin on our Facebook group and page
I’m recently married with 3 young adult children (who really need to move out soon!!), 3 ridiculously small, fluffy dogs and 2 fat rabbits.
I have a head full of dreams, notebooks full of life plans and far too many Pin Interest boards but for now I’m enjoying my life in rural NSW, growing veggies and trying to keep my rose bushes alive.
I’ve been knitting for about 3 years, one of the first items I ever completed was “Ginny’s Cardigan” by Mari Chiba for the youngest child, and crocheting since the beginning of this year. I’ve done a few Crochet-a-longs and some scarves and I’m slowly working my way through the list of projects people keep suggesting. I’m completely self-taught with the aid of various YouTube videos and photo tutorials and I’m loving finally being good enough to use expensive yarns.
Tracy Ann - Pattern Designer & Mod/admin on our Facebook Group/page
My name is Tracy Peirce and I m a textile artist, I have tried most forms of Textile manipulation an often do pieces with crossover techniques but currently at the moment most of my work is done with crochet.
I have been a teacher for Traditional teddy bear making, crochet, knitting, bead knitting, beading , wire work, chain maille , Wayuu Mochila bagmaking, cloth art dolls, fabric origami , sewing ( both hand embroidery and clothes ) patchwork and a few more I can’t think of at the moment , - I kinda like teaching .
I am always on the lookout for new and unusual ways to play with creativity.
Linda Southern - Admin/Mod for our Facebook group/page
Hi I’m Linda I’m 46 married for 20 years combined we’ve got 6 kids 5 adult children and 1 X 4 year old.
I love my crafts like crocheting, cross stitching and recently got into paper craft.
I also have one very fluffy cat most of the year until summer hits then she gets trimmed. I used to do a lot of knitting but since starting to crochet last year I like that more than knitting.
Kelly Walz - Blog Creator & Admin/Mod on our Facebook group/page
Hi, my name is Kelly - mother of two living life in tropical North Queensland.
I dabble in a few crafts - knitting, sewing, weaving, paper-craft, felting, macrame - but my main love is crochet. I am also a bit of a yarn hoarder (don't tell my husband).
Crafting is my relaxation and happy place. Crocheting if front of a zombie flick or rom-com is my daily wind down once I have gotten the kids to sleep.
Tanya Jones - Pattern Designer & Admin/Mod on our facebook page/group
Hi from WA, my name is Tanya I am a wife a mother of 3 adult children 29, 27 & 24, I am also a Nana to two boys aged 7 and 1 and have a Fur baby Ragdoll.
My Nana taught me the basic granny square when I was 9 years old and never adventured any further than that. I then feel in love with crocheting all over again about 5 years ago when I discovered Crochet groups on Facebook and have not looked back since.
Before then I use to just knit, but now as I am getting older, I find crocheting is gentler on my hands plus you can create items quicker. I use to be a tester for a lady in her doll group then about 6 months ago I decided to give designing dolls and clothes for them ago for myself and feel in love with it even more knowing that I created it and that my testers can understand my designs and patterns.
With You Tube and the Crochet groups crocheting has become an endless craft which I could not live without now, and my yarn stash is proof of this.
I am looking forward to designing for MMC and for this great opportunity.