Category Archives: living thoughtfully
I have created a pattern as a fundraiser for the White Helmets in Aleppo. If you google ‘white helmets’ you will be confronted by screeds of images of ordinary people in deeply traumatising circumstances, doing incredible things. It was these photos, … Continue reading
Eloise has a bright, sunlit studio almost on the beach at Piha. From her front room she creates beautiful illustrations and designs that are influenced by what she sees out of her windows, and the surrounding bush. While I was … Continue reading
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
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!
Recently I went through Molly’s clothes and sorted them into piles of Too Small, Too Used, Too Big, etc. Mostly it was not too hard (other than the always bittersweet feeling of getting rid of outgrown things that are not … Continue reading
Since I started sewing I have accumulated a fair amount of fabric. Most of the time I buy fabric with a purpose in mind, but there are also the random visits to charity shops that end in purchases of odd … Continue reading