About

You yearn to be creative in a way that fits your lifestyle and values, without being overwhelmed, or having clutter take over your life and your home. You couldn’t care less about the latest trends or fancy machines, you just want to feel creatively fulfilled, and to make useful but beautiful things.

  • You love simple but beautiful ways to decorate your home, and document your extraordinary ordinary life.
  • You want to find the joy in your home and crafts
  • You’ve been turned off by all the overloaded scrapbooking pages that are less about the photo and more about what’s around it.
  • You want to carve out time to slow life down a bit, “far from the madding crowd
  • You value experiences more than things
  • You love to create and gift handmade items but want them to be more you, and less cookie cutter.

Callaloo Soup’s mission is to inspire women like you to craft a simply beautiful life that you and your family will love. Use simple ideas and products to create projects that truly reflect your values, and that aren’t simply carbon copies of others’ work. Think of it as your Little Black Dress of crafting, that you can wear as-is, or dress up with accessories if you please.

Francine

I’m Francine, and after over 12 years in the paper crafts and general crafts industry, I have been able to cut out the superfluous, and fuse my innate creativity with my detail oriented approach to use simple supplies to make things I love. Being unable to purchase many kinds of crafting and DIY supplies here in France, meant that I had to find other ways of doing things, and making my creative visions come true. I learned patience, and that doing things the slow way lead to more fulfillment. (You can read more of my personal story here)

I can help you do this too with simple and adaptable tutorials, stories, project inspirations, thoughts and resources on creativity, and printable and digital solutions that you can use with technology you already have and know: your computer, a printer, scissors and other paper trimming tools.

I’ll help you deconstruct the complicated, and provide you with a framework you can use however you like. I believe that if you master the basics first, then you can experiment with the “froo-froo” once you have a solid foundation.

Connect With Other Women Who Feel the Same Way

Every day I post tips, advice, and resources in the free Creative Simplicity group, where you will meet and connect with other women who have the same goal: a beautifully simple life.

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