Thursday, October 28, 2010

my creative space: packing

My creative space today is quite frantic... I have what feels like a million things to do. I have just finished off a stack of purses, I have vouchers to cut, stock to pack, float to get, post office run,  and a course to attend this afternoon... Oh and the school run, playdates etc etc!

Roll on bed time!

I am looking forward to getting out to the airport in the morning and enjoying a coffee in the knowledge there is nothing more to do before Craft2.0 !

For more creative spaces, head over to Kirsty's.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

almost there...

As you have probably gathered (from lack of posting!) life has been pretty busy here...

We had a long weekend with Labour Day holiday on Monday, so I managed to achieve quite a bit over the weekend... a market, some time at the beach and park, catching up with friends, BBQ's, some gardening, some (real) work, and lots and lots of sewing!

I have 2 large markets this weekend, Craft2.0 in Wellington on Saturday, and Kraftbomb on Sunday. I have a feeling I am going to be a little tired come Monday morning!

If you are in Auckland, or Wellington, come and say hi.

Saturday 30th October, 10am-3pm
45 Laings Road, Lower Hutt, Wellington

Sunday 31st October, 11am-2pm
Grey Lynn Community Centre, Main Hall
510 Richmond Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland

Thursday, October 21, 2010

my creative space: market preparation

I seem to have over committed myself again this year... I have a stack of markets coming up and was rather smug in thinking I was organised, but lots of recent sales including some very large orders has left me quietly wondering if I maybe underestimated my stock levels!

This Saturday I will be at a new market in Parnell, it is in the Jubilee Building, running along side the Parnell Farmers Market. If you are in the area, pop in and say hi.

Parnell Farmers and Craft Market
Saturday 23rd October, 8am-12pm
Jubilee Building, 545 Parnell Rd, Parnell

It is a wild windy day today so I managed to spend an hour this morning finishing off some purses and cutting out yards of fabric for some new kids sketchbooks and crayon rolls. Lucy happily played with the barbies and play dough and dress ups and she is now going through her big sisters treasures (shhhh). Ohh, and did I mention she decided to paint her face when I wasn't looking... with nail polish! We might try and brave the park after lunch if the rain stays away.

Hope you are having a productive Thursday. For more creative spaces, head over to Kirsty's.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


On our way home from Playcentre this morning, Lucy and I drove past a man selling strawberries on the side of the road. Now that is a sure sign that summer is on it's way. We finished one punnet for lunch, but I managed to save the other for pudding as I know how much Bella loves them!

Lucy loves everything strawberry, and as such I seem to have collected quite a bit of strawberry fabric. I made Lucy a little strawberry pouch to keep some of her treasures in,  and have popped a couple in my felt shop too, along with some more bias tape.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

my creative space: oilcloth

It is a lovely sunny day here today - the start of the week was a little cold, so it's nice to be able to get out and enjoy the sunshine today.

I have been busy choosing and cutting lining fabrics for a stack of oilcloth purses this morning. I have a large order, plus more to sew for up coming markets, so have a few late nights ahead of me I feel!

But right now, we are off to the park! For more creative spaces, head over to Kirsty's.

Enjoy your Thursday!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Getting prepared...

I have a stack of markets coming up prior to Christmas, so have been trying to get myself prepared ahead of time this year. I have a few new things on the go; new bunnies made from upcycled wool with silky satin ears (stuffed and awaiting stitching up and faces!), and loads of new gift cards and candy stripe gift tags.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

back to school blues

The school holidays are over and we are back to the morning rush of school and playcentre... I got out of the shower this morning and was summoned to the royal palace... this is what awaited me.

Lets just say at least one member of this house is pleased the holidays are over... I think she is over playing dress ups! We are lucky Cinnamon has such an easy temperament!

Thursday, October 07, 2010

so why did the chicken cross the road?

I was sent this in an email this morning... I just had to share it!

Things have been pretty quiet here, just enjoying our school holidays and the lovely weather - so nice to see some sunshine and be outdoors. Back to school next week, then it's all down hill until Christmas!

Saturday, October 02, 2010


I had a few hours to myself yesterday - a rare commodity in our house! So rather than tackle all those things on my to do list, I did a little spring cleaning...

I lost my studio recently when the girls decided they absolutely needed their own rooms. So I moved my bedroom, and studio into the super large room they shared, and they now have their own rooms. Sounded like a great solution in theory, but the reality is that I lie in bed thinking of all the things I should be doing, and my bedroom is now always surrounded in clutter. So I spent some time yesterday trying to de-clutter and make my room more of a sanctuary and less of a studio with a bed.... !

I used some gorgeous Marimekko Unikko fabric to make some new cushion covers for my bed. I love the vibrant colours, and the room already feels so much lighter and brighter. I made a couple extra and popped them in my etsy shop too.