It’s time to taketimeoffline

These holidays I am making a commitment to #taketimeoffline. From December 23 until January 3, I will be taking time off digital devices and social media, to focus on the people I’m with and the places I’m in. Are you in? Will you #taketimeoffline? Use the hashtag, load your own image, and tag me in, so we… Continue reading It’s time to taketimeoffline

Blogging · parenting · Uncategorized

12 Days of Christmas – Kiwi Mummy Bloggers – a Blog Collaboration

This December I am part of a blog tour, the ’12 Days of Christmas – Kiwi Mummy Bloggers Blog Collaboration’. During the first twelve days of December, each blogger will be sharing a Christmas themed post e.g. Craft, DIY, Inspiration, Recipe or Family tradition, at 12PM (New Zealand Daylight Time).  For me it has been a… Continue reading 12 Days of Christmas – Kiwi Mummy Bloggers – a Blog Collaboration

Making for baby · Sewing · Soft toys · Uncategorized

Denim whale and felt seagull soft toys

I recently made this denim whale and flock of felt seagulls for our baby. The whale was based on a design by a talented Finnish woman, and the seagulls were inspired by some artwork I purchased from a clever friend, Greg Straight.  See the mobile I made using the seagulls, here. When we discovered a baby was on the way… Continue reading Denim whale and felt seagull soft toys

Local Love · Sewing · Uncategorized

Local Love: Global Fabrics

My top-favourite local store Global Fabrics is holding its first 2013 meeting of Fabriholics Anonymous. This means 30% off in a one-day sale, on Thursday 23 May (0930 – 2000 NZ time, also online sales). Whooop! I’m planning to go after work that night, so I visited on the weekend to do a little forward… Continue reading Local Love: Global Fabrics


Super Sweet Blog Award – yay!

My day started in the sweetest way; I woke up to my first blog award, from Angela at PrettyLittleThingsInABox. She’s a crafty type who makes nice things in Singapore and I think its very kind of her to give me a shout out. Thank you, Angela 🙂 This award comes with some sweet follow-up steps,… Continue reading Super Sweet Blog Award – yay!


Music to stitch by: Laura Mvula

I’ve recently stumbled upon Laura Mvula, thanks to Southbound Record‘s brilliant ‘From the Crate’ feature on Auckland’s 95bfm. Laura’s ‘That’s Alright’ sweetened my drive home and the rest of the album has been filling my sewing room with honey, moon beams and morning dew ever since. When I’m creating, I like music that has a… Continue reading Music to stitch by: Laura Mvula