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

Sewing · Uncategorized

5 tips for sewing with vintage lace

These delicate, unusual vintage lace doilies were wasted, hidden away in the dark of my linen drawer like a dinner set being kept for company and never seen. I think its so much better to use beautiful things in daily life, where they have the chance to be appreciated and loved. Somewhere like, say …… Continue reading 5 tips for sewing with vintage lace


Welcome to my world

Welcome to my new and well-overdue blog, where I’ll be sharing words and images about my creative life. Its taken me a while to get here …  I’ll be honest and tell you it’s the photography that has kept me away. Words flow naturally for me and the creating happens whether it’s written about or… Continue reading Welcome to my world