Posts filed in Thoughts/Ramblings

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 […]


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 […]


Craft Central Wrap-Up

Posted on October 26th, 2015

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There are lots of words I could use to describe the Craft Central market on 3rd October… exciting, encouraging and inspiring are just a few of my favourites.  I had such a great day.  It was awesome to finally show the works that I’ve been piecing together over the last few months, and to get […]


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 […]