Tuesday, November 3, 2015


Photos from a seaside walk with a friend and their new dog.  Love her :)

Definitely Wellington on a good day!

Sunday, November 1, 2015


I haven't been making a lot of cards lately - this could prove a problem as I'll be running out soon!

This is one of my absolute all time favourites.  The text is from Assassin's Creed and the sticker was specially purchased a few months ago.  I searched on google for an appropriate background.

A few name based cards.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Fly away ensis tee

Another Papercut Ensis Tee.  This time with Fabric a Brac hot air balloons and teal Levana Merino.  Not sure what the hot air balloons is comprised of, I think it might be wool, but its scratchy so not sure.  Happy Halloween!  

That is all :)

Monday, October 12, 2015

More blank canvases

A few more blank canvas tees.  Merino from levana.  I didn't quite have enough for the grey and had to piece it together from some other fabric. But I got there in the end :)

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Purple thoughts about cats or more reasonably a cat bag

I'm the dread pirate Roberts for starting projects and not getting around to finishing them for years.  This bag is a prime example of my great ideas and poor follow up for craft projects.  I started it while living in Lower Hutt and have now been in my new house for 4 years.  Oophs.

I had intended to create a flap for the top but I lost some of the pieces (oophs) including the handles.  I managed to track down some similarly coloured (but different cord width) in spotlight and away I went again.

I've also included the start of a new crochet blanket - which thankfully I've managed to finish since taking these photos!

Friday, October 9, 2015

A trip to Otaki and Levin

I'm sitting at home on Friday night watching RuPaul's drag race and wandering through my recent trip to Otaki and Levin.  Seems like a bit of a dichotomy.  

I found this sociopathic rabbit in a cafe near Otaki.  The cafe has been on my list of places to visit but I won't be returning - rather musty smelling and not great service or food.  Unfortunately the rabbit wasn't for sale (my brother is getting married next year and would have loved him).

Obviously my main reason for sanctioning the trip was to get to Levana ;)  I got quite a few knits and have even managed to sew most of these up in the time its taken to upload and blog about the photos!  I'm having a bit of trouble with my sewing machine and knits - some of it is the sewing machine but most of it seems to be me!  

I've plans to turn this into a Muse Jenna.  Beautiful merino, black textured knit.

Remnant of merino/nylon already made up in to the free skinny bitch curvy chick tonic tee.  So so soft.

Plans for underwear - possibly Barrie briefs.

Canvas tee (already finished)

Another SBCC tonic tee (and finished too).

Monday, October 5, 2015

March of the Elephants

In January of this year, I went to a wedding in Marlborough and really needed something to do on the boat - or rather thought that I did as I didn't get too far in my stitching on the trip.  And then lost the instructions.  Ah well.  Some things were never meant to be and strangely enough a flock of sheep in my life wasn't that appealing to begin with!

So I switched to elephants instead.

I love my Jo Verso cross stitch books but rarely seen to stitch much any more.  I think sewing might have taken over as my major hobby (it would be wonderful if that meant I didn't just accumulate bits of things from beading, cross stitching, card making, etc. that I can't bear to get rid of! - NO MORE NEW Hobbies.  Definitely. Maybe.).

How could you not want a train of elephants in your life?