I'm a New Zealander who moved over to Australia with my boyfriend so he could pursue his interest in rock climbing. I have to make multiple trips each year to NZ, so that I don't get stricken with an Aussie accent (and to see my family).
I work full-time as a Preschool teacher and spend any spare time sewing - making dressups for the children at work, and items for the shops I sell in.
I have stopped my addiction to buying fabric by my friend's donations of her fabric offcuts - which means less waste. A lot of my brooches, necklaces and pegs are made with these offcuts.