Making for baby · Textiles

Making for baby: knitted blanket and vest

This precious knit vest and blanket were¬†made for our baby by a woman we have never met – one of the generous and talented knitters from Will Work for Yarn NZ. These little treasures are now packed into my hospital bag, ready to keep our own wee bundle warm on its first journey home. Kerri… Continue reading Making for baby: knitted blanket and vest

Sewing · Soft toys · Textiles

Some more Puriri moths

Some more creatures from my Puriri moth collection. I got such a lovely response to the last lot, you’ve prompted me to share more! Thank you for your kind words about these little lovelies. It seems they are well liked. That is encouraging and heartening to me. Related articles Fly away my lovelies! A collection… Continue reading Some more Puriri moths

Sewing · Soft toys · Textiles

Fly away my lovelies! A collection of Puriri moths released

Fly away my little lovelies … meet Hena, Marama, Mahina, Lune and friends. These textile Puriri moths are flying away from my studio and I will miss them so! They are named for the moon they greet when they emerge from their chrysalis at night. Each is slightly different and I’ve learned that the easiest… Continue reading Fly away my lovelies! A collection of Puriri moths released

Sewing · Soft toys · Textiles

A sneak peek at the new collection of Puriri moths

I’ve been quiet on the blog lately, but this little fella gives you one reason why … I’ve been working on a collection of Puriri moths. They’re almost ready to be released. I can’t wait to show you! Related articles Giant puriri moth (

Embroidery · Inspiration: Artist · Textiles

Inspiration: Mother Eagle

Mother Eagle is the latest textile artist to fuel my obsession with biology-inspired design. I’ve mentioned Mister Finch recently, who does awesome things sculpting birds and other creatures from fabric. The mysterious Mother Eagle is into moths too, and has been working on a collection of embroidered Lepidoptera. Look at all the French knots in… Continue reading Inspiration: Mother Eagle