Hello all! This here is to let you know a little bit about me and Casa Creativa! So this all started so I could document some of the work I've been doing since moving to Italy 3 years ago. I quit my job to move with my husband who was offered a job in Italy. I certainly wasn't unhappy with the prospect of living in Italy for a few years, so 6 months later off we went in our Luton van with 3 cats and what belongings we wanted to take with us. It was an adventure; we were recently married, childless, and had a flat in the UK we could rent out. 3 years later, we have an Italian house and garden needing endless work, 3 happy cats, and a son in full toddler mode! Pre-baby I spent my time renovating our Italian house: tiling, plastering, knocking walls down, painting, plumbing, and upcycling furniture. Thank goodness for online videos to help with all the new skills! So now I spend my time trying to do DIY, craft projects and paint furniture with a toddler hanging off my leg (or neck, or hair or wherever else he finds interesting!), whilst documenting it all as well...I LOVE it! I hope you find something here to inspire you, to re-love what you've got or dig around used furniture stores, etc. for stuff to bring back to life again and make your home a Casa Creativa! I'd love to hear about what you're working on right now, so always happy to hear from you!
Where I Live...
in the beautiful region of Emilia Romagna in Italy. If you don't know the area think fresh pasta, Parma ham, Balsamic Vinegar and parmesan, yum!
My Fab Family
with my husband, who is an engineer and handy DIYer himself, and our young son Leonardo who is learning new tools everyday!
My Perfect Pets
3 fabulous cats! My little Cleo is an all black sweetheart, Milo is a huge long-haired grey prince, and Austin is tabby, long-haired jester!