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The Search for Balance

Posted on October 3rd, 2016

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“It’s all about balance“, magazine articles proclaim.  “Balance is key“, they say.  “You’ve got to find a good work/life balance“, I’ve been told.   I’ve been thinking about this illusive ‘balance’ lately, and wondering if anyone truly has ‘balance’ in their lives.  I feel like we’re all just constantly juggling the various things that are […]


A New Year

Posted on January 4th, 2016

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2015 was a whirlwind of a year.  We’ve been back in New Zealand for two years now, and we’ve gotten to a point where we’re feeling pretty settled here in Wellington, in our cosy little place amongst the bush and the birds.  We’ve developed our little routines and rituals, found favourite spots and lots of […]


Wrap it Well

Posted on December 15th, 2015

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Just a quick post to share a couple of my favourite homemade gift-wrapping ideas, in case you need a little inspiration for dressing up your Christmas presents this year. If you’d like to make some unique wrapping paper, how about trying these ideas: Painted giftwrap – grab some acrylic paints in Christmas colours and paint […]


Brewing Adventures

Posted on November 19th, 2015

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You might not know this about me, but I like to brew beer. Over the past few years, this interest has grown from a passing phase to a full-blown passion. Now we that find our house is becoming too small to support our habit… a whole wall of our bedroom is stacked with boxes of […]


Market Finds

Posted on November 15th, 2015

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Just wanted to show you some of the awesome art that I bought from other artists at Craft Central! There were lots of talented people there, but I need to be a bit realistic about how much art I buy, so I had to restrict myself… here are my fab finds this year: ‘Tui’ print […]