With a burgeoning bunch of makers and creators on the Central Coast,
it’s no surprise we also have fashion designers among our flock. Designing dresses, aprons, babywear and more, here is a trio of talented women quietly, but steadfastly following their passions – and impressing fellow locals while they’re at it.
It all started for local boy, Tom Slingsby, racing moths and then lasers on Brisbane Water on the Central Coast before becoming the world’s fastest yachting skipper on water.
Kim Waugh’s pride and joy is her Mahtoum Lodge racing stables in Jilliby … and a miniature donkey who likes to challenge the big boys to race against him in the paddock.
‘We’re proud to concentrate on four major endangered species here — Tasmanian Devils, Yellow-footed Rock Wallabies, Komodo Dragons, and Koalas … and educating people on the importance of wildlife in our environment.’
‘Dad was a missionary in the Kimberley and one time he took me on a trip to locate some special caves. Our Aboriginal guide had a different way of looking at the land, and the journey rather than the destination became all-important. That trip changed my life.’