Category Archives: Life

A Love Letter to Knitting and New Zealand

Over the next 30 days I am going to tell the story of each of the patterns in The New Zealand Collection and I can’t wait to start! Each pattern is a knitted representation or interpretation about something that I … Continue reading

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Hands On

A few months ago I mentioned a project that I have spent a year working on. I called it Hands On, and it is a portrait project that focusses on women in New Zealand that make things by hand. Creative … Continue reading

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Summer Holidays

We have kick-started the break with bees. A little hive is now nestled into our garden and thousands of hard-working honey bees are humming around in the sun!

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The Week in Pictures

Molly and I have spent the week pottering about (both in scorching sun and absolutely torrential rain – spring is here). I have been sewing, knitting, and putting my feet up. Molly has been creating and telling stories, and colouring … Continue reading

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A Year of Flowers

This year appears to have had a floral theme. I was looking through my photos last night and I found a selection of bouquets, from humble and tumbled to very grand. These have all been given to me at some … Continue reading

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Holiday Crafting

Over the last school holidays Molly and I did a lot of crafting together. Here is a picture-post of the things we got done! (She is becoming surprisingly helpful.) Re-covered an old lampshade. This has been waiting to be done … Continue reading

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A little while ago we all went to Wellington and I think I forgot to post about all my lovely, crafty purchases! Wellington is a bit of a Crafter’s Paradise I think. There are lots of lovely little sewing, knitting, … Continue reading

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