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Garden Birds

Posted on August 15th, 2015

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We’ve been trying to encourage more birds to visit our little patch of garden this year.  In January we hung a nectar feeder, and have watched in awe as more and more tui have arrived to sip from it.  We’ve even seen a kaka there on the odd occasion – before it gets chased off […]


Weekend Project Bag

Posted on August 12th, 2015

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I find it so satisfying when I can find an hour or two to make something for myself or a friend.  A few weeks ago I tried another pattern from Melissa Wastney‘s book, Sweet and Simple Handmade (available for sale here).  I used a sturdy Japanese printed cotton and a bright teal cotton lining to […]


Screen Printing Adventures

Posted on August 8th, 2015

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I’ve recently started an evening screen-printing course at Inverlochy Art School.  We’ve had two classes so far – in the first, we learned how to get our image onto a screen using the photographic emulsion process, then in the second we learned how to print a two-colour image using our screens. I wasn’t very prepared […]


Make Your Own Geometric-Printed Napkins

Posted on August 4th, 2015

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I found a set of bright orange cotton napkins at the op shop a while ago, and decided I wanted to jazz them up a bit by printing a design onto them.  I was going to use one of my hand-carved stamps, but none of them quite fitted the look that I wanted, so I […]