Welcome to The Family Croft, my name is Nikki Croft.

I used to make and sell good things and nice stuff and sometimes blogged. Then I started making small people and since then I havent made much or blogged about anything really. Ive been too busy living a new life as a wife, mother, farmer, cultivator, homemaker and caretaker. Ive missed blogging and I still love to share my photography and the ins and outs of daily life with my family on Instagram, but my former name and blog space no longer suits my life. I still have a Handmade Heart and always will and im sure that one day and perhaps sooner than I realise, I will return to making art and selling my handcratfted whimsys.

Untill that day however I will be sharing our story right here………

You see a few years back I married my Prince Charming and we had a dream together. To have a family and bring up our children in a rural lifestyle or small community. We hadn’t managed that by the time we had our first “Mini” and were still apartment dwellers when we got pregnant with our second (“Tiny”).

However fate smiled on us (somehow she always seems to pull us through when we need it!) and as we were debating to leave our friends and family in Sydney for cheaper living elsewhere, a rundown, beaten up, insect filled, overgrown HUGE old farmhouse landed in our laps. The best bit?……its in a hidden suburb of Sydney 10 minutes from the beach and 30 minutes to the city!

We now have horses over the back fence, chickens in the yard, my vegetable patch is overflowing with goodness plus we’ve discovered a community thats somehow untouched by modern chaos and is overflowing with generosity and kindness!

Lifes not perfect here on our little family Croft but its wonderful all the same, stay a while and share the journey with me here or on Instagram