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Maranui Mittens

Maranui’s is a fantastic cafe on the water (almost literally – the beach is under the foundations) in Wellington’s Lyall Bay.  Wellington is known for it’s wind and wild weather, and on a family holiday there last year we experienced … Continue reading

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Matariki Baby Blanket

Matariki is Maori New Year, a time when the seven stars of Matariki (known as the Seven Sisters) can be seen clearly in the night sky. I knew right away that the aptly named ‘star stitch’ needed to become a … Continue reading

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Hare’s Tail Bonnet

Along the walkways and dunes of most New Zealand beaches you will find delicate, fluffy-headed grasses growing at the edge of the path, often in the sand itself. This bonnet is named after those deceptively strong seaside-plants, the Hare’s Tail … Continue reading

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Into the Mountains

One of my favourite places in the world is Tongariro National Park. It has every shade of blue, grey, purple and green you can imagine, and the landscape is cold, unpredictable and imposing. So when Heather from T&H Fiber Works … Continue reading

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Goodbye 2016

I know that around the internet there is a lot of talk about kicking 2016 out the door, and I get it. A lot of very nasty, very sad, very hopeless-seeming things happened this year. But there are good things … Continue reading

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Hands On – Tyke and Co

Tyke and Co is the brand created by Amy Partridge (great name). Amy is a young graduate of fashion design and she is putting her skills to good use creating hand-sewn leather and fabric items. These include baby wear, and … Continue reading

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Hands On – Happy-go-Knitty

When I turned up for the Hands On shoot with Helene of Happy-go-Knitty it was pouring with rain and I hadn’t brought any lights with me. However, Helene was very willing to stand outside (under cover!) with armfuls of yarn so … Continue reading

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