About me


Hello and welcome to my blog! I'm so pleased that you are visiting.

I'm Erica Spinks and I live in Sydney, Australia. Creative Dabbling is where I share my thoughts on subjects that have a creative focus, as well as world events that make me ponder.

I'm fascinated by the written word and this has led me into the magical worlds of reading, librarianship, writing and editing. You may see text on my quilts, too!

There are patterns everywhere in our daily lives, don't you find? I am thrilled by the magic in my garden and derive great pleasure pottering there. Sometimes, this finds its way into the textile works that I design, construct and record. 

I'm always open to freelance writing and editing opportunities so please email me if I can help you. I have extensive experience in technical quilt pattern writing and editing, quilt- and textile-related article writing, and as a past Editor of craft magazines.

Do you want to get in touch with me? I'd love to hear from you.

Email : don't be shy!

Creative Dabbling Facebook page: links to creative craft, especially quilts, and inspiration for creativity.

Textile Tidings Facebook page: links to textile events, tutorials and other great stuff.

My goal is to live creatively and enjoy the rhythms of life. All my posts reflect my personal opinions. Thank you for spending time with me.