Hi I'm Nadia. A mom, entrepreneur and lover of all things bright, colourful and sparkly.
Born on a farm in Zimbabwe and started a family in sunny South Africa. I have been married for several decades and have two wonderful daughters and two incredible sons in laws. When the girls were young, Daddio – as the girls call him – was travelling a lot and I was working full time. This type of life was horrible for everyone.
A friend suggested, since I was creative, I look at opening a dress up shop for kids, adults and events. I loved the idea and I opened Fantasia Costume & Prop Hire, where I made all the outfits and décor. This business is now 23 years old and being loved by another owner. This business brought me freedom, joy, time with family and lots and lots of laughs.
I then continued my journey with Mio Designs, where I sold my own creations, together with other wonderful creative entrepreneurs. In 2016 we relocated to the UK and together with a part-time bookkeeping position, I started Refresh Restyle Weddings, where I design tailored wedding decor and wedding accessories using traditional crafts.
Coming from a large entrepreneurial family, I was taught at a very young age to be creative by my dear Mamma and sister. I have used my crafting experience to design unique wedding dresses, home décor, linen, nursery décor and so much more. My passion is creating and I LOVE creating new projects.
Through the years I have done several courses, learning new crafts and new techniques. My list of crafts is endless from macramé to crochet, wood burning to PVC carving, from sewing to embroidery. I now have a collection of patterns that I have created and tweaked and I can’t wait to share them with you all.
Each pattern has been individually designed by hand and then traced into digital versions so I can share my creations around the world.
I use nature and my surrounds to inspire my creative brain.