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Kathreen Ricketson’s Sudden Death


Kathreen Ricketson’s Sudden Death

I was on blog break, but during the break I lost a friend who was super supportive & so friendly during my craft journey. I feel bad I read this news after a couple weeks of her death.. My today’s post is a tribute to her..

Kathreen Ricketson’s Sudden Death

kathreen ricketson tribute drawing

Kathreen Ricketson’s Sudden Death

Wonderful & talented Kathreen. The founder of ..May Her Soul Rest in Peace..!
Kathreen Ricketson & her husband Robert were on a trip to Coral Bay, western Australia. she sting by a deadly Jellyfish while swimming at beach.. This is the most tragic news which saddened crafters all around the world.

I was away from blogland for about one month, I read previous updates at blogger feed yesterday & there I check a post about her sudden death.Its really was shocking to me because a few weeks back I was checking her daily updates at instagram where she was sharing her camping at beach & many adventures too..

I have been featured so many times at whipup & also been there as a guest poster from Pakistan in 2011,
In 2012 again I was interviewed in guests series of the year. Its an honor for me to be in her list while working on guest post series.

Kathreen was most active at instagram where she was sharing updates of her journey almost daily, I was following here there from up to one year, now I was checking her page & it makes me sad to see many of her sweet pictures with her kids.. I would like to share some with you too..

The place where she was..

Her last creation of a plastic crochet bag, posted 4 weeks back..

A Jellyfish in her daughter’s hand.. reminds me the deadly jellyfish sting which cause Kathreen’s death,who knows the future? this picture makes me sad really!

She was adventuring there.. living with many risks..

She caption this above image, “Foot Family Portrait” Oh God.. two big feet are now missing..

This heart draw at beach sand is also by Kathreen.. We Love you Kath..we will Miss you..

Her kids need help, If you want to donate for their studies, you can visit for donations.

Crafters all around the world are saddened at this tragic death.. We will be Missing you much dear Kath..!

kathreen whipup death

I made this card in her memory, the blue color is over flowing here just to depict ocean..but Kathreen will always be colorful as her personality & her crafts..I will be taking more drawings card making orders & will be donating the all income of this month to her kids.. You can also help her kids, for information check  HERE

P.S All the images about her in this post are taken by her Instagram page.

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I am Khadija Kiran, A girl blogger, content creator & digital marketer. I started this blog in 2010. It's pleasure sharing interesting stuff related art, fashion, food and lifestyle. You can enjoy my 350+ DIYs on this blog. I also sell my handmade art work. Stay tuned to see more!



  1. ana@carpe_diem

    June 13, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    this makes me so sad…
    I guess we must never take life for granted…
    so sorry for the family that is left behind…

  2. Pandoras box

    June 14, 2013 at 4:36 am

    A very sad news indeed. May her soul rest in peace. A very tragic loss.

  3. bethany

    June 14, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    So sad, I am so sorry for your loss. This is a great post in her memory.

  4. mette

    June 15, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    Hi Khadija.
    I’m so sorry to hear about your loss – Beautiful tribute to Kathreen. It must be pretty hard to write your post but it speaks the life of a truly amazing woman. Take care dear Khadija.

  5. Lubaina

    June 15, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    We never know when it all ends. Better make the best of it. I’m so sorry for your loss. Even though I barely knew her, this post my heart go out for her and her family.

  6. sue

    June 16, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    So sorry to hear of your loss.

  7. Sharon @ Life After Empty Nest

    June 17, 2013 at 11:30 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss! What a tragedy! I too just lost a friend a month ago….she died suddenly and it is still hard for me to comprehend that I won’t see her again! Teaches us not to take any day for granted…each day is a gift!
    May your memories stay fresh in your mind!

  8. Khadija's Creative Mind

    June 18, 2013 at 9:48 am

    Thanks everyone for the support.. Kathreen’s death is a big loss for whole crafters community.. well wishes for her kids..

  9. Rashida Shaikh

    June 18, 2013 at 10:16 am

    Assalam-O-Alaikum Khadija,

    Sad, Nice write up…

  10. andrea

    June 21, 2013 at 10:52 am

    I am so very sorry for your loss and my heart…prayers and thoughts go out to you and Kath’s family. May she rest in peace…it shows us to enjoy each and every day…hugs my friend…

  11. Roeshel

    June 23, 2013 at 1:19 am

    Oh my, I’m so saddened and sorry for your loss. She will be missed in the crafting community. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends. :(

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