Category Archives: living thoughtfully

White Hats for White Helmets

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

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Hands On – Eloise White, Illustrator

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

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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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Unravelled.

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

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A New Quilt from Old Things.

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

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An Award Nomination!

I was so happy to open my laptop and find that one of my kind readers has nominated my blog for the WordPress Family Award. It makes me very happy to think that someone is enjoying this little corner of … Continue reading

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