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Hello, and thanks for stopping by! My name is Ali, and I am a homebody who loves sewing, quilting, crochet, and many other crafts, too. I’ve been sewing since I was a child, and am largely self taught, with great debts owed to my dear grandma, mum, and mother-in-law. That was over 25 years ago now! I ran my own dressmaking business for several years until family life got too busy.

I live in the picturesque Adelaide Hills with my amazing husband, and we have a tribe of 6 beautiful children, and a beagle called Lucy. I am a Christian, and strive to do my best in everything, for the glory of God.

Life is never dull with this crazy lot, and we have so much fun together. We’ve homeschooled for 15 years now, and the oldest three are grown and pursuing careers of their own. Homeschooling only three kids seems so easy now!

Arabesque Scissors has been a dream of mine for a few years now. It’s about sharing my love of sewing and craft, and a little about my full on day to day life. I’m learning how to use my camera, and really enjoying learning a new skill!

I’d love to connect with you, and would love to see what you are making too!