About Me

My name is Pia
and I use to run a boutique stationery business called the
Purple Paper House,
in Busselton, Western AUSTRALIA.

Busselton on the Map.ai

PurplePaper House

Purple Paper House

At the moment
I am deciding how I can still have the
Purple Paper House
in my life and still have money coming in.
the combination proved elusive the past six years.

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My life is totally FULL with the stuff that I do.

I am sort-of disorganised but I do try to be otherwise. I create all the time, whether it is craft, gardening, art, home decorating, cooking, playing with children, bookkeeping (no not really), and lastly – a better world.

I make more mistakes than anyone else I know,
but I do try to learn from them.

I love my nephews (all 3) and my dogs.
I try to be as good a person as I can be.

I have had clinical depression since I was 15,
but I never let it stop me.

 I am committed to taking my medication
and working on the negatives that may affect me.

I love loving my family.

My greatest wish for this blog is that it encourages people, everywhere,

to create beautiful things to have in their lives – so that it makes them happy!


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A few other little tid-bits
you may find interesting:

* I was a High School teacher for 15 years, specialising in Literacy

At every school I worked at I started a Calligraphy or Craft Club for any students wanted to participate.
The classes were held once a week, for 1 & 1/2 hours before school,
and it was free

* On and off for the past twenty years, I have held private craft classes
for children who have autism.
For some reason,
I seem to have a special connection with these children,
especially boys.
I find painting the most therapeutic craft technique

* I have millions of ideas in my mind
for being creative and making beautiful things for my world


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I have three spunky little white dogs called Jack (13.5 yrs), Horatio (13.5 yrs) & Max (8.5 yrs).



They’re nicknames are fat bastard/fatty boombar;


Old man/Horate;


and Maggot,


4 Responses to About Me

  1. Stay positive. You’re doing so well with this blog. Thank you for sharing your beautiful projects.

    • amelied says:

      Janet, it is so lovely of you to take the time to comment on my blog. Thank you! I am looking forward to reading one of your blogs in the coming days. How nice it is to think that someone on the other side of the world has read my words and looked at my photos.

      Way cool!!!

  2. jen russell says:

    Hi Pia,
    I phoned last week and left a message, maybe email is better,
    can you help me with a project I would like to start?

    jen russell

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