Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Happy Christmas!

Wishing you all a happy and joyous Christmas, whatever your persuasion might be!

I see Christmas as the ultimate lovefest, where we remember those who are near and dear. It's also an opportunity for thanks as the year is drawing towards its end. A good time to have a quick look back at what the year was like and a chance to express our appreciation to those who have made a difference in our lives.
Here's a little treat from our very summery summer. Fazer milk chocolate with crushed almonds and apricot. The Ned Sauvignon Blanc from Waihopai River in Marlborough, NZ. And beautiful Pohutukawa blossoms.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

beauty break #3

Summer and lazy mornings. Say no more...

upcycled container from a tablecloth

This project was very fast from thought to finish and used 1/4 of a stiff machine embroidered linen/polyester tablecloth. The container is a perfect size to house a little herb plant that is still in its little plastic pot that I bought or raised it in. Fun to make and looks easy on the eye on the kitchen windowsill.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

beauty break #2

On my recent visit to the WOW Museum gallery shop this piece from Andi Regan caught my eye. It's called Mini Urchin and made of cable ties. What a wonderful way to see a utilitarian item made into something so pretty. Here's me thinking if it would be possible to recycle cable ties towards this kind of art, but I suspect the whole point with them is that they won't come undone once they're tied up.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Summer School

I will we teaching a three day long Up-cycled sewing workshop on the theme Something new, Something old, Something borrowed at the Creative Journeys Summer School.

We are taking enrolments now, so have a look at the website http://www.creativejourneys.co.nz/up-cycle-sewing.html to find out more or contact me through fibreoflife at gmail.com.