Grow – Meet the Maker with Cr Rebecca Paterson

My day job (though it definitely extends into nights and weekends!) is a Councillor at the City of Monash and Chair of the Monash Business Awards as well as being involved in a number of other committees. I also have 3 kids aged 2, 4 and 10 who keep me very busy.  I enjoy most crafts, and have been sewing, painting and crafting ever since I can remember. I started off with long stitch, moved to cross stitch and other embroidery, got into beading, pastel and water colour painting, then dress making. After having my first child I started knitting and then crochet, card making and jewellery making. I just love craft. My two favourites would have to be knitting, Read More

Grow – Meet the Maker with Sarah Munnings

Sarah is a jeweller working with Sterling Silver, Copper, Brass and Abalone shell and has taught herself to drill, solder and smelt pewter. Sarah did not consider herself a creative person until people repeatedly told her she was, and after a year or so she started to believe them. Looking back she acknowledges that she was always creating in some form, and never taking a traditional path. During her degree she was often found under bushes and in long grass looking for mounds and earthworks before recreating historic buildings using maps and aerial photography. Sarah completed her degree and took a position as an Executive Trainee with HSBC bank, working nationally and internationally, and continued her creativity through community projects while her day jobs ranged from managing branches, operations Read More