Friday, 25 June 2010


So lovely

So glad it's nearly the weekend. I hope you find time to relax and do something nice with someone special.

Lovely image from Shana Rae {Florabella Collection} via Flickr

Monday, 21 June 2010

A (very late) Craft2.0 rundown

Craft2.0 Wellington feels like it was only yesterday, but it was a week and a half ago now, so sorry for the slow blog post! It was a very early start for us Christchurch folk, as we flew up and back on the day. That left us with about 20 minutes to set up once we got to TheNewDowse, and from then on, it was go, go, go!

The crowd was amazing - so supportive and friendly, and they just kept coming through the doors. I only took one photo of my stall (above), and sadly only got around a few to have a look. It was great to finally meet some of the clever North Island crafters and Twitter buddys - Colleen from Dear Colleen, Sarah aka sl0u, Catherine of Imba, Victoria of Free Range Baby (my cool new fabric cranes pictured above), Erin Carver, and my neighbour, Sam from Plastic Fairy who I bought those neat bird brooches off. Thanks to everyone who stopped to chat and introduced themselves, sorry if I missed anyone!

And of course, a special thanks to the organisers, especially Sue, and to my travel buddies, Mel from Black Swan Designs, and Lucy of Felt.

Next up is A Craft Affair The market formerly known as Craft2.0 Christchurch, 11am till 3pm, Sunday 11 July at Our City O-Tautahi, corner of Worcester Boulevard and Oxford Terrace, Christchurch. See you there!

Friday, 4 June 2010

Making gifts

Here's a photo of a couple of gifts I've made over the last month - they were both pretty cheap and very fun to make.

On the left - a painting I did for my best friend, Nat. I asked her what some of her favourite songs were, and took the lyrics from one of them and turned them into art.

On the right - the birthday card I made my Dad (a keen fly-fisherman). Made with a pattern from here. Their pop-up cards are great fun to make and put together - just make sure you have a few hours spare if you want to do a complicated one without video instructions!