Bonjour, I’m Merelle and I don’t speak French yet.

I’m an introverted, book-devouring, quote-collecting, music-loving, optimistic dreamer and owner/founder of French Attic.

As a child, you would find me colouring, crafting, building, singing and reading.

At age 11, I dreamed of becoming a Paediatrician.  But in my final year of high school, lack of discipline landed me in a pharmacy course instead.  I left uni with a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree and a soon to be husband.

In my late 30s, I found myself in the confusing paradox of ‘having it all’ and yet feeling empty, unfulfilled and purposeless.

Following my curiosity to a beading class led to a renewed expression of creativity in my life.

And to the slow unfolding of my brand French Attic.

It’s not lost on me, I now do work that involves cutting and pasting, using words and making things with my hands.

Like I loved to do in childhood.