About Debbie von Grabler-Crozier

Debbie von Grabler-Crozier

Debbie von Grabler-Crozier has always been creative. She grew up in Australia and was taught to paint and sew as a child. She painted and sewed her way through childhood and adolescence but when it came to choosing a career, she chose science first. Her training is in preventative health strategies and she has a few degrees. She left Australia in 2010 and moved to the UK but her real destination was always Germany, where she currently resides. Germany has been the ancestral home of her family for roughly 900 years! She decided that she could not leave her dog to go to work every day so she gave everything up to stay home with her. She had been a craft writer for about 15 years at this point (overlapping all of the science) and had pretty much decided that she could do as well with that as she did seeing people who needed help with their health futures. She started the next chapter of her life and lives in her favorite country, where she can be creative every day. With her dog next to her, she has written a fair few books (15 at last count) and spends her days with sewing, with her art, and just creating things. She writes for magazines regularly and operates her blog.

What Debbie loves about being creative is the realization that she is bringing something new into being. Something that was not part of the world yesterday and if it wasn’t for her, the world would never have seen the thing that she created (it doesn’t matter what it is either). And this is true of every maker. In her words: "We are filling the world with things that didn’t exist until we made them. It is a powerful thought and a happy one."

You can follow Debbie's adventures on her blog, The Folk Art Factory, and follow her on Instagram. You can also shop her Etsy store here.

Articles by Debbie von Grabler-Crozier

Easy Fall Fabric Pumpkins

Easy Fall Fabric Pumpkins

Break out your fall fat eighths and fat quarters to make a duo of adorably festive fabric pumpkins. Perfect as a dining room centerpiece, these fabric pumpkin patterns feature wool ... Read More 

Bon Voyage Mini Travel Bag

Bon Voyage Mini Travel Bag

Love working with precuts? Then don’t miss this must-make mini travel bag for your upcoming summer getaways! This boxy zipper pouch is made using pretty printed fat quarters and fat ... Read More 

Retro Ice Pop Quilt Block

Retro Ice Pop Quilt Block

We’re a little obsessed with the clean, vintage design of this whimsical summer quilt block! This ice pop quilt block pattern is a charming project for your summer quilting and ... Read More 

All Tucked In Bedside Caddy

All Tucked In Bedside Caddy

If your bedside table is a disaster zone, declutter your bedroom with this practical and pretty bedside caddy. Make this handy sewing pattern to hold your bedroom necessities like your ... Read More 

Gnome Alone Winter Mug Rug

Gnome Alone Winter Mug Rug

If you love curling up with a steaming mug of hot cocoa on cold winter nights, then you won’t be able to resist making this adorable mug rug. Complete with ... Read More